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					                                                            Commercial Training Unit
                                                        Fire Station House, 12 Stockhill Lane
                                                               Basford, Nottingham NG6 0LJ
                                                      Tel: 0115 9705680 Fax: 0115 9249905
                                                               e-mail: CTU@notts-fire.gov.uk


            FIRE SAFETY & RISK MANAGEMENT TRAINING

Background

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies to workplaces in England and
Wales. The responsibility for compliance rests with the Responsible Person usually the
employer and any other person who may have control of any part of the premises e.g. the
occupier or owner. The responsible person must carry out a fire risk assessment which
must focus on the safety in case of fire of all ‘relevant persons’.

Who Should Attend

Nominated Competent Persons, e.g. Fire Safety Managers, Facilities Managers, HR
Professional’s, Health & Safety Officers, or those tasked with commissioning a fire risk
assessment to be undertaken at their workplace

Programme
   •    Legislation – Aims
   •    Responsibilities – Structure of Management
   •    Duties of the Fire Safety Manager
   •    Fire Risk Assessments
   •    Fire Protection Systems & Procedures
   •    Staff Training – Objectives
   •    POPMAR model
   •    Enforcement – Procedures, Offences & Defence
   •    Evaluation & Further Help

Learning Outcomes – at the end of the day, students will be able to:
   •    State how the RRFSO 2005 affects organisations
   •    Identify responsibilities according to the RRFSO
   •    List the principles of the Fire Safety Manager role
   •    Describe how fire safety arrangements can be organised for effective implementation
   •    Discuss various types of fire precautions and their functions
   •    Describe how maintenance of equipment, training and record keeping can be
        managed
   •    Explain how the process of POPMAR can be adopted by the Fire Safety Manager as
        a working model
   •    Give an overview of enforcement and offences to the RRFSO

Duration:     One Day on an open course basis
Venue:        Fire & Rescue HQ, Arnold, Nottingham
Cost:         £160 (no VAT) lunch & refreshments, 2 year Chief Fire Officer endorsed
              Certificate, workbooks and training notes included
                                                              Commercial Training Unit
                                                          Fire Station House, 12 Stockhill Lane
                                                                 Basford, Nottingham NG6 0LJ
                                                        Tel: 0115 9705680 Fax: 0115 9249905
                                                                 e-mail: CTU@notts-fire.gov.uk

                          FIRE MARSHAL TRAINING
Background
Fire Marshalls are essential in the workplace to ensure that the building is evacuated
quickly and completely. Moreover, if the areas of the building have not been checked,
the fire service upon arrival, can be directed accurately. Fire Marshals are given a
designated area to ‘sweep search’ during a fire emergency and a ensure that people
evacuate the building safely and without panic or delay.

Who Should Attend
Selected staff for around the building to represent their area in an emergency.
Programme

   •    Legislation and Fire Safety Structure & Training
   •    Combustion and Fire Spread
   •    Getting the Basics Right
   •    Action in the Event of Fire
   •    Human Behaviour in Fire Evacuation
   •    The Zoning System
   •    The Fire Marshal Role
   •    EU Fire Extinguisher Classifications
   •    How to use first Aid fire Fighting Equipment
   •    Hazards

Learning Outcomes – at the end of the day, students will be able to:
   •    Describe when and how to raise the alarm
   •    Describe when and how you could tackle a fire
   •    Explain some of the dangers of smoke
   •    State the correct method of evacuating premises
   •    Explain the role of the Fire Marshal
   •    List the principles of and reasons for zoning buildings for fire emergencies
   •    State the intended use of first-aid fire fighting equipment
   •    Explain how to prepare a fire extinguisher for use
   •    Demonstrate an understanding of the relevant fire precautions legislation
   •    Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of means of escape

Duration:     Half Day – 3 hours

Venue:        Your site for groups of staff up to 20 max or at our Fire & Rescue HQ

Cost:         £80 (no VAT), 2 year Chief Fire Officer endorsed Certificate, workbooks
              and training notes included
                                                              Commercial Training Unit
                                                          Fire Station House, 12 Stockhill Lane
                                                                 Basford, Nottingham NG6 0LJ
                                                        Tel: 0115 9705680 Fax: 0115 9249905
                                                                 e-mail: CTU@notts-fire.gov.uk



       FIRE SAFETY TRAINING IN RESIDENTIAL CARE AND
                     NURSING HOMES
Background
It is essential that staff be adequately trained in fire safety procedures in order to
provide an efficient fire evacuation. Whether horizontal, lateral or zonal evacuation
system practiced, the effectiveness of any adopted method is reliant upon a tried, tested
and managed system.

Aims
To foster a greater appreciation of fire awareness and fire safety procedures in
residential care and nursing home premises. To enable the officer in charge, to be
efficient when dealing with fire emergency situations.

Who Should Attend
Staff having responsibility for fire safety in the workplace e.g. officers in charge, matrons
and senior staff members.
Programme
   •   Legislation and Fire Safety Structure
   •   Combustion and Fire Spread
   •   Smoke and Smoke Detection
   •   The 3 Critical Factors
   •   Getting the Basics Right
   •   Structural Fire Precautions
   •   Human Behaviour in Fire Evacuation
   •   The Zoning System
   •   Horizontal, Lateral and Zonal Evacuation Techniques
   •   EU Fire Extinguisher Classifications
   •   Statistics and Home Fire Safety
Learning Outcomes – at the end of the day, students will be able to:
   •   Describe when and how to raise the alarm
   •   Describe when and how you could tackle a fire
   •   Explain some of the dangers of smoke
   •   Describe the team roles in an emergency fire situation
   •   List the principles of and reasons for zoning residential care and nursing homes
       for fire emergencies
   •   Describe the features of a typical fire door and protected means of escape route
   •   State the intended use of first-aid fire fighting equipment
   •   Explain how to prepare a fire extinguisher for use
Duration
One Day on an open course basis on designated dates and at designated venues
                                                              Commercial Training Unit
                                                          Fire Station House, 12 Stockhill Lane
                                                                 Basford, Nottingham NG6 0LJ
                                                        Tel: 0115 9705680 Fax: 0115 9249905
                                                                 e-mail: CTU@notts-fire.gov.uk




       BASIC WORKPLACE FIRE AWARENESS TRAINING


Background

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires workplaces to conduct fire
safety training for staff. The type of training should be based on the particular features
of your premises and should take account of the findings of the fire risk assessment.

Aims

To foster a greater appreciation of fire safety policies and procedures in the workplace.
To promote fire safety awareness and effective response in emergency fire situations.

Who Should Attend

All staff, whether employed or voluntary; temporary, seasonal or permanent.

Programme
   •   Fire Legislation
   •   The 3 Critical Factors
   •   Operation of the Fire Alarm and Tackling Fires
   •   Getting the Basics Right
   •   The Chemistry of Fire
   •   Fire Development
   •   Fire Doors and Means of Escape
   •   EU Fire Extinguisher Classifications

Learning Outcomes – at the end of the day, students will be able to:

   •   State which Piece of Legislation Applies to all Workplaces
   •   Explain when and how to Raise the Alarm
   •   Explain when and how you could Tackle a Fire
   •   State the Correct Method of Evacuating Premises
   •   List Typical Structural Fire Precautions and their Purpose
   •   Describe the Different Classifications of Fire
   •   Explain how to Identify Different pieces of First-Aid Fire Fighting Equipment
   •   Describe how to prepare a Fire Extinguisher for Use

Duration

Two Hours – usually conducted at work premises for groups of staff members
                                                                   Commercial Training Unit
                                                               Fire Station House, 12 Stockhill Lane
                                                                      Basford, Nottingham NG6 0LJ
                                                             Tel: 0115 9705680 Fax: 0115 9249905
                                                                      e-mail: CTU@notts-fire.gov.uk



           FIRE SAFETY FOR SMALL BUSINESSES TRAINING

Background
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 places a requirement upon all businesses
(who employ 1 or more persons) to conform. This Order necessitates small businesses
therefore to carry-out fire risk assessment of their premises, ensure suitable fire protection
measures and arrangements are in place and train staff.

Aims
To foster an understanding of the Fire Safety measures required in small businesses and to
enable the Responsible Person or Nominated Competent Person, to implement and manage
suitable fire safety strategies and policies in the workplace.

Who Should Attend
Small business owners or small business managers i.e. business employing between 1-10
employees.


Programme

   •   Legislation Overview
   •   Duties of the Responsible Person
   •   Fire Risk Assessments
   •   Fire Protection Systems, Equipment & Procedures
   •   Staff Training
   •   Enforcement
   •   Further Help
   •   Evaluation

Learning Outcomes – at the end of the day, students will be able to:


   •   State how the RRFSO 2005 affects organisations
   •   Identify responsibilities according to the law
   •   List the stages of Fire Risk Assessment, describe the process and documentation
       required for compliancy
   •   Describe how fire safety arrangements can be organised for effective implementation
   •   Discuss various types of fire precautions and their functions
   •   Describe how maintenance of equipment, training and record keeping can be
       organised and managed

Duration
One Day on an open course basis
                                                             Commercial Training Unit
                                                         Fire Station House, 12 Stockhill Lane
                                                                Basford, Nottingham NG6 0LJ
                                                       Tel: 0115 9705680 Fax: 0115 9249905
                                                                e-mail: CTU@notts-fire.gov.uk


          FIRE AWARENESS TRAINING VIA E-LEARNING
Background
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 places a requirement on the
Responsible Person to ensure that employees are provided with adequate fire safety
training at the time when they are first employed; on their being exposed to new or
increased risk and should be repeated regularly. Training should include suitable and
sufficient instruction and training on the appropriate precautions and actions to be taken
by the employee to safeguard themselves and other relevant persons on the premises.

Aims
To foster a greater appreciation, of fire safety features and procedures in the workplace.
To promote fire safety awareness and effective response in emergency fire situations
and develop a fire safe culture within organisations.

Who Should Access the Training
All staff members.
Objectives/Learning Outcomes– at the end of the training, students will be able to:
   •   State which piece of legislation now affects all work places
   •   Describe how the Fire Safety Order affects employees
   •   Explain when and how to raise the alarm
   •   Explain when and how you could tackle a fire
   •   State the correct method of evacuating premises
   •   Describe the attributes of a fire door and their purpose
   •   List the different classification of fire
   •   Describe how to identify different fire extinguishers
   •   Describe how to prepare a fire extinguisher for use

Format & Duration
The training is in modules which the learner can access and complete in any order. The
learner cannot however, attempt to undertake the test until all the modules have been
completed. There is a mini knowledge check at the end of each module which gives the
learner an idea of their knowledge level. At the end of the training a test it set which
requires a 90% pass mark. Upon attaining a suitable pass mark, the learner may then
print off a certificate of achievement.

Modes of E-Learning

Depending on the size of the organisation, E-learning is available either as a CD ROM,
On-line or via SCORM. All learners must complete their training within a year of
purchase unless multi-buy option is preferred. The On-Line version has a full
administration feature which allows full management of employees’ learning allowing
monitoring, prompting and review. Further by customising the package the organisation
can incorporate your company logo, plans of evacuation routes and assembly points
and diagrams of the buildings.