You come back from your break to find smoke billowing from under the door. The door itself feels hot as you approach. You have no idea what’s happened – but there could be toxic gasses in there. Computers and screens may explode when hot. What else is in your workspace and what could happen to it if there’s a fire?
Fire Safety Awareness
As this is an awareness course, we’re going to say the obvious – you’re more aware of what’s in your workplace than we are. You know the risks there, or at least you will after you’ve taken this course and you’ll know what to do about them.
We can make you aware that there are over 75,000 workplace fires or explosions a year. If you put that in your calculator it comes out to 9 an hour – assuming workplaces are open 365 days a year. That’s a lot of fires. Which potentially means risks for you and work colleagues.
Obviously, dangers of fire include heat, smoke, and toxic gases, all of which can have very negative consequences on the personal welfare of individuals exposed to fire. The best way to prevent injuries and deaths from these hazards is to prevent fires in the first place. So let’s look at what you’ll learn.
Fire Safety Awareness – Course Content
- What should go in your workplace Fire Prevention Plan (and maybe for some people, the fact that you should have one!)
- Requirements for Emergency Exits
- What to do in the event of a fire
- Basic evacuation guidelines (you develop your own detailed ones based on your workplace)
- Basic use of hand-held fire extinguishers
- Classes of fire, Types of extinguisher & ‘what works for which’
- Workplace requirements for Fire Extinguishers
Fire Safety Awareness – Regulations
As we’re talking about workplaces, then of course that comes with a lot of regulations and this course is designed to help you meet your official workplace requirements. These include
- Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHAct), Section 5a, “General Duty Clause”
- A whole slew of items under the OSH Standard 1910 (more details)
This half hour course comes with testing built in. You learn, then you get quizzed – it helps the learning stick and helps you achieve the necessary 80% passing grade for certification. If you don’t get that first time round – stay cool – there are two more attempts included in the course price. Once you do succeed, there will be a certificate of completion ready for you to download and print.