5 Reasons Why Fire Safety Training Programmes Should Be Refreshed

6 August 2018

When it comes to the workplace, staff should receive fire safety training in order to know how to deal with a blaze. The training might take the form of learning about different signs, what to do in case of a fire, or how to use an extinguisher. Not only does fire safety training prepare staff for the worst case scenario, it enables them to become accustomed to the layout of a building.

But there comes a time when the fire safety training policy needs to be refreshed. We’ve listed five reasons why this should happen.

New staff

When you hire someone new, don’t assume that they understand basic fire safety. This should be included in the induction process, so it may be necessary to carry out a new training programme.

Fire safety training certificate expiration

Fire safety training certificates don’t last forever, so there will come a time when they’ll need to be updated. Refreshing the training programme will keep your staff up to date with the latest policies.

Building change

If you’ve moved to a new premises then it may have a different layout to the previous building. This will require you to carry out a new safety plan, safety assessment and training. The new building may also come with a different set of hazards, so knowing where the exits are should be included in the training.

New equipment

If new equipment has been installed then it’s recommended you re-train employees in how to use it, especially if the equipment differs from the previous technology.

Industry incidents

If an incident happened within the industry that applies to your business, then refreshing the fire safety programme may be relevant. Extra training could be provided to ensure that staff are up to date.

As a general rule, fire safety training programmes should be refreshed every 12 months. At Total Fire Services, we provide a range of fire safety services designed to help businesses. For more information contact us on 01204 697 990.


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