Why does our business need fire safety training?
For every business – big or small – fire safety training is crucial. That is, if you manage or control a commercial property, it is your duty of care to protect all of the people in the building, workers or visitors, from the threat of a fire. As such, fire safety training is the most important element of your staff’s safety training, and shouldn’t be skimped on.
However, it’s often the case that proper training is overlooked on account of it being too time consuming. Although proper training shouldn’t be rushed, it needn’t take too long either – it simply needs to be done properly.
In this article, the team at Cheshire Fire will break down exactly why you need to incorporate fire safety training into the running of your business.
What is fire safety training?
From learning about the nature of fires themselves and the hazards that cause them, to understanding how to react to fires and which type of extinguisher to use, fire safety training covers all the bases. More specifically, however, it will ultimately involve how your reaction is governed by the building you work in and the placement of fire extinguishers and other fire safety items.
Why do I need it?
- First and foremost, it’s about protection. Namely, the protection of employees, visitors and customers who might be in premises at any one time. Although fires are unlikely, they can prove devastating if they do occur. In such an event, you’ll certainly be glad that your employees were properly trained for the situation.
- As mentioned earlier, protecting your employees from the threat of a fire is a legal requirement. So, what better way to protect your employees from the threat of a fire than by providing them with proper fire safety training? By providing such training, you are doing your utmost to protect those under your care, something that will be recognised in the eyes of the law.
- Another reason why fire safety training is so important: you can stop a fire before it happens. If your staff are armed with the correct knowledge regarding fires and how they start, they are going to be much more conscious about fire hazards in the workplace. Ultimately, this knowledge could be the difference between a fire starting or not. In light of this, fire safety training seems like a vital measure to put in place for any business.
- Finally, fire safety training offers everyone involved peace of mind. Employees can be secure in the knowledge that they know what to do in the event of a fire, something which will, in turn, offer you peace of mind too.
Cheshire Fire provides businesses of all kinds with high quality fire risk assessments, fire safety training and fire fighting equipment. With our guidance, you can rest assured your premises will meet all fire safety legislation. Our experts will help make your business as hazard-free as possible and ensure you are equipped and qualified to react appropriately in the event of a fire. To improve your workplace’s fire safety in Chester, Warrington or the surrounding areas, get in touch with our team today to discuss how we can help.