As our company has grown, fire safety training has evolved to become an integral Allsaved service. Training is a specialism that we particularly enjoy, since it connects us directly with our customers and enables us to share important advice about fire safety.
Most businesses today recognise that fire safety training for staff isn't just an 'optional extra'. Employers have a legal duty of care towards their workers, and that includes keeping them safe in an emergency situation.
If a company is investigated by authorities following a fire, employers must be able to prove that their staff have been properly trained in fire safety. Yet the surprising fact is that many companies continue to fall foul of their obligations, putting lives and property at risk.
Fire Safety Law in Action
Every year there are numerous prosecutions for breaches of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, with significant fines and penalties imposed.
In April 2018, for example, an engineering company was prosecuted by the Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Authority following a fire at its premises. In court, the company directors pleaded guilty to several breaches of fire safety regulations, and were fined a total of £60,645. The court heard that an employee had had to negotiate their way past the room that was on fire due to the unavailability of a fire escape.
As well as a lack of fire safety training for staff, the charges related to a lack of fire detection and alarm equipment, not having a Fire Risk Assessment in place, inadequately maintained fire doors and unavailability of several fire exits.
Why Training Matters
Here at Allsaved, we're able to provide the full range of fire safety services, from an initial fire risk assessment through to supply, installation and maintenance of fire alarms, fire extinguishers or fire suppression equipment.
Once your equipment is in place, it's imperative that staff are trained in what to do if a fire does break out. Appointing a fire marshal (also known as a fire warden) is an important first step, and we run specific training courses for marshals. But training for all employees is also advisable.
Every building or work environment is unique, so our accredited training courses are tailored to suit the needs of your company or organisation.
As well as classroom-based learning, you can get hands-on with fire extinguishers, and if there's a suitable outdoor space, we'll even give you the opportunity to fight a real (controlled) fire.
We've taught groups large and small and we're always delighted when we receive positive feedback from our delegates, who leave with the peace of mind of knowing they understand what to do in the event of an emergency. Our lead trainer Zinon has even received a glowing report from a classroom full of schoolteachers!
E-learning Made Easy
The digital revolution has made it possible for us to offer a huge variety of online training courses. Many of them are interactive, with questions at the end to check your knowledge. For a full list of our e-learning courses, click here.
Contact Us Today
If you'd like further information about our training courses, or any of our fire safety services, we'd love to hear from you. Don't hesitate to contact us for a free, no-obligation chat.