Fire Safety Management Plan
All employees (including volunteers/temps) will attend a fire awareness training course a minimum of three yearly unless a higher frequency is specified in the fire risk assessments. This course shall include:
Nature of fire and requirements for its development
Methods for spreading of fire
Ignition sources in the workplace
Fire containment and escape routes
Types of extinguishers and suitability for fires
What to do on discovering a fire
Any specific actions relevant to their site
A modified version of this course may also function as the intermediate refresher training for the Fire Marshals and Deputy Fire Marshals. If it is to be used as such a more detailed element of local procedures, actions and responsibilities should be included.
Records of this training will be maintained by the Fire Safety Manager.
As a guide, this three-yearly training should last approximately 1½ hours.
Additional training should be given every six months. This should be given by the Fire Marshals to employees in their areas and should consist of a walk-through of the fire safety procedures for the site and the actions to take in the event of a fire. This is only anticipated to be of a short duration. All training must be recorded.
New starters are to be given basic fire instruction within the first three days of commencing employment. This will include:
What to do if discovering a fire
What to do if the fire alarm is sounded (where present)
Roll call procedures (where present)
New starters and seasonal hires should be included in the general employee training programme at the earliest opportunity, as a maximum within 12 months.
Fire Action notices will be placed by each emergency exit and in staff canteen as a minimum
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