Some of favourite fire training websites


Here are a list of some of favourites:

For fire warden training go to – Fire Training London – fire warden courses London

For on site fire marshal courses go to – Fire Training in London – fire marshal courses London

For fire extinguisher training London go to – City Fire Training – fire extinguisher training London

For school fire training courses go to – Fire Training Course – fire safety for schools course

For fire risk assessments London go to – London Fire Risk Assessment Consultants – fire risk assessments in London

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Fire wardens and fire marshals in the same building


We recently undertook a contract to provide a fire risk assessment, fire emergency plan and fire training package for a buildings fire wardens and fire marshals.

Does a building need fire wardens and fire marshals? This building did and here is a brief resume of why this building needed this type of training.

Our client was a London youth centre. The building was used during the daytime by children and disabled service users and by local young people in the evening. The building had a number of permanent staff who acted as either dedicated evacuation buddies or fire wardens. Fire wardens provided a sweep of the building to ensure all persons had left when a fire alarm operated. Evacuation buddies provided assistance to service users and their helpers using evacuation equipment installed in the building.

Fire marshals were persons who bought their service users from outside establishments. Their primary role was to evacuate children, disabled persons and any other personnel in their charge.

We provided  fire warden training London  for the established permanent workers. Fire marshal courses London for the visiting staff. Evacuation chair training for both evacuation buddies and fire marshals.

For more details of our fire marshal courses, fire warden courses London etc. Call us now on 0207 419 5001

 

Out of hour procedures – fire marshal training London article


City Fire Training recently carried out a series of fire safety services in London for an LLP based in the City.

Following the retirement of a member of staff, two persons were allocated the role of Chief Fire Marshal and Deputy Chief Fire Marshal. They had no previous experience and asked our company to provide fire marshal training for their London  staff, a fire risk assessment and a fire emergency plan that required updating.

During both the fire training and fire risk assessment process, it was clear that there were no procedures for those that worked early or late in the offices. This was our solution.

A baton system was to be used as an out of hours procedure. The baton located in the centre of each floor would identify what areas had been searched in the event of an incident out of hours. All staff who regularly started work before normal operating hours and those that often stayed late are to be given additional fire training by in-house staff detailing the baton system. We also recommended that the person discovering the fire should call the fire service or nominate another person to do so if they are involved in tackling the fire with a fire extinguisher.

For more details of fire marshal courses London, fire risk assessments in London and fire emergency plans call 0207 419 5001 now!

City Fire Training report increase in training requests in Essex


City Fire Training have reported an increase in requests for fire training in Essex since Xmas.

“Fire training courses in London have been a regular feature over the last three years in the CFT diary but we have had less demand in Essex. A modest increase in marketing as seen a big increase in fire marshal courses in Essex, Fire extinguisher training in Essex, fire safety for schools courses and residential care home fire training” says Bill Seccombe, director of CFT.

The company has also reported an increase in requests for fire risk assessments and fire safety advice in the County. It would appear that the fire service has a new approach to enforcing fire safety and this coupled with the new marketing initiatives has seen an increases in enquiries and bookings for the company.

The new website Fire Training Course .Com has contributed to other requests and bookings from other parts of the country. The site was launched three weeks ago but has already seen bookings in Kent, London and Cambridgeshire.

 

Fire marshal courses London increased uptake in 2013


City Fire training report that there has been a strong uptake in fire marshal courses London in 2013. The end of 2012 also saw increased demand in fire training for companies and organisations in the capital.

The move to Toynbee Hall, Aldgate East and the inclusion of practical fire extinguisher training has proved popular with City based firms. Many have elected to take short half day courses which allows staff to return to work in the afternoon..

Fire marshal courses London, fire warden courses London, fire extinguisher courses London and other general staff fire training courses continue to be the most popular courses run be City Fire training and Fire Training London.

Readers are reminded that staff fire training is a requirement of the Fire Safety Order 2005. Responsible persons of organisations must carry out a fire risk assessment and produce a fire emergency plan. These will help detail the type and frequency of fire training in your workplace.

 

Houses of Parliament has no effective fire compartmentation


The Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament) has few fire safety measures. A recent internal report revealed a lack of effective compartmentation throughout the building.

“The condition of the building impedes modern fire safety approaches and it has proved impossible so far to implement effective fire compartmentation,” ………

………. “Because of the fate of the old Palace of Westminster the new Palace was designed…with fire proofing in mind…On the other hand a great deal of combustible material was used for interior decoration and the building was designed with ‘a comprehensive network of pathways’ in the form of ventilation shafts and inter-floor voids, unintentionally creating ideal conditions for fire and smoke to spread through the building.”

Although a sprinkler system had been previously suggested, says the report,previous advice in 2008 concluded that it was “virtually impossible to install without first resolving the already grossly overcrowded corridors”.New solutions and remedies are now being sought to increase fire safety in the buildings.

There have been no major fires recently, but there has been at least forty small fires reported from 2008 – 2012. The report also says there has been evidence of smoke travel through architectural voids in the building.

Documents published on the Parliament titled “Parliamentary Fire Safety Arrangements” states that the Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament) is legally bound to comply with Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and that enforcement duties are carried out by the Crown Premises Inspection Group (CPIG). The document reports:

“CPIG last inspected the Parliamentary estate in September 2011, recognising that attention had already been paid to increasing coverage of automatic fire detection and voice alarm systems, and compartmentation, and accessibility of fire safety training, but also identifying a number of improvements that could be made in these areas. These improvements form part of the Parliamentary fire safety improvement works programme.”

The website document says that there are approx 200-300 false automatic fire alarms per annum across the whole site, which is a reduction of 54% since 2005/6.

Compartmentation can be a major issue in old and listed buildings and therefore alternative protective and preventative fire safety  measures coupled with robust fire procedures and fire training of all staff and residents. Determining such measures should be carried out by professional fire safety consultants. For details of such services such as fire risk assessments London, fire marshal training London, fire training courses London contact London Fire Risk Assessment Consultants, City Fire Training or Fire Training London now.

Combining fire risk assessments and fire training


Another City Fire Training client has chosen us to provide dual fire risk assessment and fire training services.

The client has moved from an old city office to a newly refurbished office in central London. We were asked to carry out a PAS 79 fire risk assessment and carry out general staff fire training to inform workers of issues that we found in the building. The premises manager of the multi-tenanted building has produced a fire emergency plan of the building and with our help our client will produce their own bespoke version and implement fire marshal sweep systems on their floor.

For detail of fire marshal courses London, fire training courses in London and fire risk assessments London click these links.