You will, no doubt, be well aware of the potentially devastating effects of ﬁres in the workplace in terms of lives lost, injuries, damage to property and the environment, and to business continuity. You may also be aware that It is believed that most ﬁres are preventable. The importance of ﬁre safety in the workplace is underpinned by health and safety legislation that places a duty on employers to establish policies and procedures and ensure their employees receive appropriate training.
This course is designed for employees who want to develop their basic ﬁre safety awareness in order to assist their employer by undertaking more speciﬁc ﬁre safety roles in the workplace to manage ﬁre risk (e.g. as ﬁre wardens/marshals/stewards etc.) Successful candidates will be awarded a national level 2 qualiﬁcation (Level 5 in Scotland).
A minimum of 6 contact hours in the classroom.
A range of subjects is covered including:
- The hazards and risks associated with ﬁre in the workplace
- How ﬁre risk is controlled in the workplace
- The role of the nominated ﬁre warden
- The principles and practice of ﬁre safety management at work
A Level 2 national qualiﬁcation, (Level 5 in Scotland), will be issued to the learner, subject to successfully completing the test paper.
A maximum of 16 students are allowed and must be a minimum of 14 years of age and a certiﬁcate can be offered to all, subject to assessment.
A student cannot assume a responsibility in the workplace until they reach the age of 16, and then it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that the student is suitable for that role.
The certiﬁcate will expire as dated on the certiﬁcate, irrespective of age.
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