Key Features & Benefits of this Course
- Complete this course online in just 55 minutes
- Improve safety for site staff and those in the vicinity
- Helps you to meet requirements of The Fire Safety Order 2005 and Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015
- CPD approved training
- End of course test and certificate upon completion
- Free trial, demo and bulk discounts available
- Refresher courses available in condensed versions
Fire Awareness Training (Construction) Course Contents
1. The Nature of Fire
It’s useful to have a good understanding of fire and fire behaviour – how it starts and how it spreads. This section explains “The Triangle of Fire”, “Fire Growth and Development”, and “Fire Spread’’. It particularly looks at the causes and costs of fires on construction sites.
2. Fire Signage
Signs are used to communicate an important message to prevent disaster in an emergency, and even save lives. This section illustrates the different types of signs used, helping you to understand their meaning and the importance of following their instructions.
3. Fire Hazards
This section looks at the typical sorts of fire hazards you might find on a construction site and the most likely places fires may start. It includes information about good site practice, including the storage of flammable materials and combustible waste.
4. Discovering a Fire
This section explains what action to take in the event of an emergency. Information includes “Raising the Alarm”, “Calling the Fire Service” and “Safe Evacuation”. It covers Fire Emergency Plans and explains how risk assessments must consider people who may be at particular risk – including the need for personal emergency evacuation plans (PEEPS).
5. Fire Extinguishers
This section looks at the different types of fires and the different fire extinguishers which are appropriate for each one. Video footage shows how each is used and, there’s a short explanation of how each one works, their range and any drawbacks.
Test & Certificate
This Fire Awareness Training (Construction) course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questionnaires guide the user through the sections of the training and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout. As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.
Legislation relating to Fire Safety in Construction
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 states that the responsible person must ensure that their employees are provided with adequate safety training:
The responsible person must ensure that his employees are provided with adequate safety training . [this must] (a) include suitable and sufficient instruction and training on the appropriate precautions and actions to be taken by the employee in order to safeguard himself and other relevant persons on the premises; (b) be repeated periodically where appropriate