Why Is Fire Safety Training In The Workplace Important?
30th Mar 2022
Fire safety within the workplace is vital for both employer and employees.
Under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) act Order of 2005, all business owners have a legal obligation to provide staff with relevant fire safety training.
This is designed to ensure that workers are suitably prepared in the event of an emergency. The aim is to minimise risk to life and property and ensure that a safe evacuation can be carried out.
There are various benefits to undertaking fire safety training. In this article we’ll focus on the advantages for staff members themselves.
Regardless of whether you employ a few or a few hundred people, it’s essential that all employees know what to do should a fire break out.
Those on your payroll expect their working environment to be a safe place. Not fully understanding the procedures in place to tackle an emergency may cause them to feel uneasy.
Not only does fire safety training clarify what to do in an emergency, it also concentrates on preventative measures which lower the risk of fires and similar hazards.
This course ensures that all team members recognise what causes such incidents, which reduces the likelihood of an one occurring in the future. Moreover, should the worst happen, individuals will feel empowered to act appropriately.
In recent years many workplaces have been working from home or away from the office. This has placed great importance on rebuilding work relationships and reassembling a team.
If your department hasn't met in quite a while, it serves to combine as a reunion combined with fire safety training.
Teambuilding activities aid the development of trust, communication, and collaboration in the workplace. They are proven to help create a company culture. What better way to learn?
Fire safety training is not just a skill that your employees can apply in the workplace. Indeed, it can also be adopted in everyday situations.
The ability to retain composure under pressure can lead to a better outcome for all.
As stated previously, the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) legislation of 2005 dictates that all employers have a legal responsibility to provide staff with fire safety training.
Such learning, or lack thereof, is usually picked up in a annual fire risk assessment or annual review of same.
All training should take place during your employees' working hours and should be relevant to their work environment.
Red Box Fire Control’s fire safety training can be conducted at either your location or our own premises, whichever is more convenient for your business.