Fire Training Introduction
Fire training is a fun way to educate your employees on the risks of fire. Fire training is not a nice to have. It is very important to train your staff members. Firstly, you minimize the risks linked to fires. A fire can start in any company. Basic and advanced fire training will be sufficient to control and extinguish a fire effectively.
This short course can be priceless. Imagine losing your production due to fire. It happens all the time. Companies must make sure that they take reasonable precautions to prevent fires.
Management does not always look at fire risk. This is because it does not happen every day. However, when it happens, it can be devastating. The more staff members you educate, the less your chances of loss. We suggest that you train at least one employee for every department & shift. Over and above the loss you might sustain, there are other reasons you need training. The OHS Act of 1993 requires fire training.
Who Needs Fire Training?
If you run a company, factory, or shop, you probably need fire training. The bigger your premises, the higher your risk of fire will be. If you have more than 50 employees, it is a legal requirement. Shops and office need a rep for every 100. However, it is better to have a larger fire team. If there is a huge fire, you must have the manpower to contain it. Not having enough members on your fire team can be catastrophic.
What Will Students Learn?
With basic fire training, employees will learn a lot. They will understand how fire extinguishers work. Not everybody knows that you cannot use any old extinguisher on any fire. There are various types of fire extinguishers. Some are designed for normal fires; others will be for chemicals and even electronic equipment. You must always youse the right extinguisher for the job.
Employees will also learn how to use an extinguisher effectively. Just imagine if your employees do not consider the wind directions. With the most common extinguisher (DCP) Dry Chemical Powder, you need to spray with the wind. This type of extinguisher uses a fine white powder.
Employees will learn how to use, maintain, and check extinguishers. This will help give management the peace of mind that the fire risk is kept to a minimum.
Checking Fire Extinguishers
Your fire team will also have to make sure those extinguishers are checked. Fire extinguishers will sometimes lose pressure. If this happens, the extinguisher will be useless. You need to check extinguishers regularly to ensure that they have pressure. Your fire team will be responsible to ensure that they are in a great working condition.
Your employees will understand that they need to use a checklist. With a good safety system, your employees will have the tools to make sure everything runs smoothly.
Basic Fire Training Course Modules:
1. Fire Extinguisher Types.
2. Operating procedures, capabilities, and limitations.
3. Basic Fire Fighting Concepts: R.A.C.E. & P.A.S.S.
4. Understand the combustion process and different fire classes.
5. Leading causes of residential fire deaths
6. Principles of Fire Safety
7. How Does a Fire Work?
8. The Combustion Process
9. Fire Extinguisher Anatomy
10. Inappropriate use of extinguishers
11. Fire fighting Decision Criteria
12. Fire Classes
13. When NOT to Fight a Fire!
14. Personal hazards
15. Emergency Procedures
16. Prevention methods
17. P.A.S.S. Method
18. Fighting the Fire
Fire Training is a quick and effective way to manage your risk. The basic course takes only an hour or two, depending on the amount of students that attend. We can do on-site training if you have 10 or more students. We can also combine fire training with first aid and/or safety rep.