Dates: TBC for 2018
Times: 9.30 am – 12.30 pm
- Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (www.hse.gov.uk/legislation/hswa.htm)
- Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1999/3242/contents/made)
- Fire Safety Order (www.communities.gov.uk/fire/firesafety/firesafetylaw)
- Fire code – Fire Safety in the NHS
Target Audience: All Staff
1 – Outline the main UK legislation and council policies and procedures.
2 – The legal duties of an employer and an employee with respect to fire safety.
3 – Describe the stages involved in a fire risk assessment.
4 – Understand how to undertake a simple fire safety inspection of their workplace to ensure that fire risk remains at an acceptable level.
Learning Outcomes 2
Understanding fire risk and fire risk controls:
- Explain how fires are caused and provide examples of components of the fire triangle that may be found in the workplace.
- Identify the hazards during or after a fire.
- Describe the characteristics of fire and smoke spread.
- State the different methods used to identify and control fire hazards.
- Define the term “means of escape.”
- Describe methods of fire detection and raising the alarm.
- Describe how fire is extinguished and the safe operating parameters for the use of portable fire-fighting equipment.
- Identify the different types of portable fire fighting extinguishers.
Fire Safety Refresher Periods
All staff should receive regular, updated training. The duration and frequency of the training should be determined by a training needs analysis and be periodically reviewed.
Staff who are involved in the direct care of service users, who may need to help evacuate others, should receive training more frequently than those who may only be required to evacuate themselves.
As a minimum, refresher training, either e learning or taught sessions, should be undertaken every 2 years.