It is in everyone’s interests that a business is prepared with well qualified staff to carry out fire risk assessments in order to reduce the risk of a fire occurring. Having staff that have attended and passed a fire safety certificate is an excellent start to reducing the risk of fire.
Risks of Fire
A fire at a business premises can be devastating, resulting in serious financial problems, disruption to a business and possibly legal action and bad publicity if the business is found to be at fault or careless. Even more alarming, a fire also poses the risk of injury or even death to employees and visitors. All businesses are required to take steps to reduce the chance of a fire occurring and to have a plan in place for evacuation should a fire occur. There are many aspects to protecting a business from the risk of fires and knowing how to respond should a fire occur. For example, attention needs to be paid to processes which are carried out on the premises such as the use or storage of flammable products. Waste products should not be left in piles in the building or outside but should be disposed of correctly. If there are any extensions or other alterations being made to a business premises then professional advice needs to be sought on compliance with Building Regulations. A business may find that having someone with excellent training and a qualification such as a Nebosh fire certificate is a good step to ensuring fire safety in their premises. It also demonstrates that the business is serious about its legal obligations.
Nebosh Fire Certificate
This course can be studied by attendance at classes or as long distance learning. On completion of the studying, participants should be able to carry out a risk assessment in low risk premises and also learn about managing fires.
Other sections include
* main factors of fire and explosions
* why fires occur and how to prevent them
* protecting buildings from fire
* making sure that people are safe in the event of a fire
It is possible to study for Nebosh fire certificates on a five day course or distance learning at Phoenix Health and Safety. This course will help managers ensure that the business meets its requirements as set out by current fire safety legislation. Like all health and safety training, it is an excellent qualification for those involved in the management of businesses and also those looking for a health and safety role. It is a suitable introductory course for those who wish to take on a fire safety advisory role. All businesses have a duty to ensure the safety of their staff and visitors to their premises. Protecting people from the risk of fire is an important part of this duty. Having suitably qualified staff not only helps to comply with this duty, but also demonstrates the intention of the business to comply.
Teresa Johnson has been involved in health and safety at work over a number of years, including training. She writes for a variety of blogs and websites on matters associated with health and safety including Nebosh fire certificates which can be obtained by studying with Phoenix health and safety.