In the event of a fire, the actions of teachers/assistants/staff and other relevant persons (e.g. pupils/students) are likely to be crucial to their own safety and that of other people in the premises. All teachers/assistants/staff should receive basic fire safety induction training and attend refresher sessions at pre-determined intervals.In addition key staff should receive more detailed instruction and training such as the Responsible Person,Competent Fire Safety Assistants, those deemed asFire Wardens/Marshals and also those working in high risk areas such as kitchens and boiler rooms. All courses are designed to develop knowledge of fire safety at work, appreciate human behaviour and responses in the event of fire situations, and provide the knowledge to enable candidates to carry out their designated duties in relation to the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Our courses are designed for school staff,taking into account any findings/recommendations from the fire safety visits and fire risk assessments that all Kirklees schools have recently had undertaken and any consistent failures found in schools will be included in the sessions. These are:
- Basic Fire Safety Awareness
- Fire Safety -Responsible Person
- Fire Safety -Competent Safety Assistant
- Fire Safety Training for Marshals/Wardens
- Fire Safety Refresher (recommended every 3 years)
Fire Safety Training - Marshalls/Wardens
Fire Legislation (The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 Common Causes of fire within Buildings Common fire hazards andhazard spotting within premises Housekeeping standards Requirements for persons needing assistance Hot works Fire Risk Assessment (as a Fire Warden Role) E1-E3 forms Fire log book requirements/form filling advice People’s behaviour in fire situations What to do in Case of Fire, Roles and duties Contacting emergency services What different types of portable fire extinguishers are in place what class of fire they can be used on and how they should be used in emergencies Safe Evacuation of Premises Action at Assembly Points.
At the end of the courses candidates will gain an understanding of their legal responsibilities/duties and be able to carry out fire checks and identify hazards which might cause a fire risk or impede an evacuation. Candidates will be able to demonstrate their ability to follow correct evacuation procedures for themselves and other employees, providing assistance to those needing it as required/identified.
These courses are run on demand. Please register your interest in attending the next available course
For all staff that will assist with fire evacuations, fire drills and other fire safety duties at work.