A Guide To Fire Safety Training
At a young age, we are taught the basics of how to protect ourselves in the event of a fire. We learn the stop, drop, and roll concept, and have routine fire drills to ensure the entire school is prepared for an emergency. Unfortunately, fire safety training usually stops after grade school.
Fires are extremely dangerous and need to be talked about in the workplace, but so many businesses are left untrained and unprepared. The best way to protect your business and employees is by having fire safety training. Holding fire safety training in your workplace can be lifesaving. When a company puts value in teaching their employees how to detect a fire, how to use fire equipment, and how to evacuate the building safely, it makes for a safer environment. These integral fire safety training steps are the main three topics that all employees need to be educated to respond appropriately during a fire.
How To Recognize Fire Hazards
Recognizing when there is a potential fire hazard is an important lesson that needs to be taught during fire safety training. It takes three components to start a fire: heat, fuel, and oxygen. These components not only start a fire, but they contribute to the fire continuing to burn. It is important for employees to know how to recognize these components, so they can assist with preventing and responding to a fire. When employees know how a fire can start, they can know how to stop it from happening. This is why we believe detecting fire hazards is important to teach during fire safety training.
What To Do If There’s A Fire
When educating on fire safety, you must educate your employees on what to do if there is ever a fire. You want everyone in the building to be as prepared as possible during an emergency, and you can only do that by establishing fire safety procedures. Establishing and practicing fire safety procedures will be beneficial to everyone’s safety.
The response of your team during a fire emergency can be different from someone staying unharmed and someone getting seriously hurt. This is why it is so important to have a well-thought-out emergency evacuation plan, that is gone over multiple times. When building your fire evacuation plan, it is best to include a professional fire safety instructor to ensure your plan is best for everyone in the building. Your plan for evacuating the building in the event of a fire should include:
- Where to regroup
- How to leave the building
- Each worker’s role in the plan
- What to do if they encounter heat or smoke when leaving the building
- How and why to close each door behind them as they evacuate
Going over these few things during your fire safety training will help everyone know the right response during a fire. It is always best to go over these details quarterly to keep them fresh in everyone’s mind.
How To Use Fire Equipment
Using fire equipment correctly is a key topic that needs to be discussed during fire safety training. There are so many tools and equipment built to help your business and the employees during a fire. Just like your evacuation plan, how to use fire equipment correctly needs to be practiced regularly to ensure everyone is on the same page. Everyone with your company should know how to:
- Call 911
- Activate the fire alarm
- Use a fire extinguisher
- Use a fire suppression system
We Do Fire Safety Training
Here at Safe-T Fire Protection and Equipment, we offer fire safety training to local businesses. During your fire safety training, we will educate your company on fires and how to prevent them, how to use all the fire equipment, and develop a smart evacuation plan for your business. We are knowledgeable on the dangers of fire, which is why we take fire safety training so seriously. We have years of experience using fire equipment and can help everyone in your company feel comfortable using them as well. If you are interested in fire safety training, you can contact us at 770-995-9950.