Do your staff know the contents of their fire emergency plan?


All workplaces should have a fire emergency plan. It will be developed based on the type of workplace, work practices, the level of risk and the significant findings of the fire risk assessment.

The content of the fire emergency plan should include:

  • Action on discovering a fire – Consider providing advise for discovering small and large fires
  • Warning if there is a fire – details of the fire alarm system and what to do  when you hear it
  • Calling the fire brigade – arrangements for calling the fire brigade at all material times
  • Evacuation of the premises including those particularly  at risk – The fire evacuation plans for regular staff, disabled persons, visitors, persons working in high risk areas, persons working alone etc
  • Power and process isolation – How to shut off dangerous equipment / kitchen appliances etc
  • Places of assembly / roll call – Details of the assembly point(s) – Where is it, who is in charge / Evacuate to disperse policy?
  • Liaison with the emergency services – Who meets them and where (what will the person where to make them identifiable?)
  • Identification of key escape routes – The plan drawing detailing where all escape routes are located
  • Firefighting equipment provided – This will include fire extinguishers, fire blankets(?), suppression systems, sprinklers, dry risers etc
  • Specific responsibilities in the event of a fire – Detail the fire plan responsibilities  of key personnel and what all staff must do
  • Training required – The frequency and type of training for all persons, also the training required by persons with key duties in the fire evacuation plan
  • Provision of information to relevant persons – Ensuring that this plan is available to all staff, that staff receive regular updates and training, passing this plan and significant findings to other stakeholders in a premises

This plan and fire evacuation plan can be produced by our fire safety consultants and delivered to your staff on our general staff fire training courses, fire marshal courses and other in house fire training programmes.

Call City Fire Training for more details.

Open fire marshal courses in London and off-site tailored programmes


City Fire Training Ltd have released new open fire marshal courses in London programmes. The next available courses are both morning programmes and will be held on 27th March and 28th April 2015.

Afternoon programmes are currently available for companies seeking off-site fire training courses including practical fire extinguisher training exercises.

Check out our new fire training promo video


City Fire Training Ltd have a new You tube fire training channel. Take a look at our first video which can be viewed on City Fire Training website homepage.

The video was taken from a fire warden course in London last week for a well known private hospital group.

 

Did you know that City Fire Training can produce videos with your companies fire emergency plan and fire evacuation plans! This short sharp videos can help all staff understand the procedures in a quick simple message. Call our team for details now!

Just a few places left on our open fire marshal courses London programmes


City Fire Training Ltd report just a few spaces left on their forthcoming fire marshal courses London programmes.

Feb 26th morning course – 6 places left, Feb 26th afternoon course is full, March 27th morning course – 14 places left.

Our popular open fire marshal courses in London are based on Government guidance, British Standards and London Fire Brigade guidance notes, as well as other published fire service advice.

To book places on these courses go to our site now via the link.

Fire strikes hotting up! Can fire marshal courses in London help?


The on going fire fighters strike is hotting up! Following yesterday  / today 24 hour strike more stoppages are planned.

 

So what can managers and responsible persons do to minimise risk to their staff, customers, visitors and buildings? Here is a quick to do list:

  • Check that the fire risk assessment is up to date
  • Check that the fire emergency plan is up to date and that all staff have read it
  • Check the fire evacuation procedure by carrying out additional fire drills
  • Ensure your building has sufficient fire marshals for all times that the building is occupied

Need more information? Go to City Fire Training Ltd website for more details of what you can do and details of fire marshal courses in London, in house fire marshal training in London and the next open fire marshal course in London.

Why do fire wardens and fire marshals need more fire training?


There is a requirement for all staff to receive regular fire training. They should be taught the contents of the fire emergency plan. This will include what to do if they discover a fire, what to do if they hear an alarm, details of the fire alarm, details of fire fighting equipment, accounting procedures, the importance of fire doors, how to operate fire alarm call points, fire doors etc.

Fire wardens and fire marshals must also know this essential information but will also need to know more details of the fire evacuation strategy, how fires start and behave in buildings, how persons react to fires in buildings, how to marshal persons to a place of safety, arrangements for disabled persons or other persons with reduced mobility. They may also be required to assist with updating fire emergency plans, fire evacuation plans, simple staff fire training, implementing  and debriefing fire drills etc.

All of these issues are covered in City Fire Training fire marshal courses in London. Our courses can be delivered as in house fire warden training London programmes, on-site fire warden training in London or as open fire marshal training London programmes at our training venue in East London.

 

For more details of fire marshal courses London, fire extinguisher courses in London etc – Click these links now!

 

 

New fire marshal training London dates set


City Fire Training (Fire Training London) have set new fire marshal training London dates. The next fire marshal course in London will be held on 28th January 2014 and places are limited to 20 persons per course.

Attendees will each receive a certificate of attendance after completing the course and will have the opportunity of tackling a small fire  using portable fire extinguishers.

Fire warden courses London and fire marshal courses London are available as open programmes or as in house fire marshal training in London. Click the links above for more details.