You need to train all existing and any new staff when they start work and tell all employees about any new fire risks; this is a legal requirement by law. This is called fire awareness training and All In Safety offer a service to create a simple, short bespoke training material that you can use to train in-house this can be added to your fire risk assessment from us).
Within any commercial setting, certain members of staff may need to be trained in more detailed fire safety procedures – becoming designated fire wardens as a result. The person trained should have a clear understanding of the overall duties and responsibilities they have as a fire warden. This will include: what action they should take on the discovery of a fire, know the difference between different fire classes, which extinguisher to use for which fire and what the evacuation procedure is amongst others.
(1) The responsible person must ensure that his employees are provided with adequate safety training—
(a) at the time when they are first employed; and
(b) on their being exposed to new or increased risks because of—
(i) their being transferred or given a change of responsibilities within the responsible person’s undertaking;
(ii) the introduction of new work equipment into, or a change respecting work equipment already in use within, the responsible person’s undertaking;
(iii) the introduction of new technology into the responsible person’s undertaking; or
(iv) the introduction of a new system of work into, or a change respecting a system of work already in use within, the responsible person’s undertaking.
(2) The training referred to in paragraph (1) 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;
(c) be adapted to take account of any new or changed risks to the safety of the employees concerned;
(d)be provided in a manner appropriate to the risk identified by the risk assessment; and
(e) take place during working hours. .
FIRE WARDEN PRICE: Can be as low as £30pp (based on course of 12); £250-£360 for each on-site session delivered on-site, price depending on your business activity, previous experience, location etc.