Vulcan Supports UK Business Safety Week

7th September 2015

Vulcan Fire Training are proud to support the UK Business Safety Week taking place this week (7th - 13th September). 

UK Business Safety Week 2015
The aim is to help businesses of all sizes, from large multi-national companies and trade organisations to small independent businesses or entrepreneurs, in a bid to reduce the risk of fire causes and protect staff, buildings and resources.

The focus of the week is centred on promoting high-level fire risk awareness and fire safety advice to staff across a broad range of business types where the main message is....

Store stock safely: keep corridors, stairs and exits clear
Identify alarm points so you can warn others
Make sure doors are closed to stop fires from spreading
Place things that catch fire away from things that cause fire
Let someone know if you spot fire safety problems
Ensure everyone knows what to do if a fire alarm sounds

Source: UK Business Safety Week 

Roles and responsibilities of staff members 
It is the responsibility of the employer to ensure that they take out the correct measures to make sure that staff, buildings and resources are protected. It is important that when recruiting staff fire training is a key part of their induction. 

Vulcan offer fire training courses which will help you understand how a fire risk assessment is undertaken, and gain valuable knowledge in order to advise others on how to be safe in the workplace. 

By undertaking the appropriate training you can help to reduce the numbers of deaths and injuries from fire, particularly in buildings where there are potential hazards. 

Fire training courses cover a number of key areas including:

    • Fire safety risk assessments 
    • Identifying hazards 
    • People at risk 
    • Removal or reduction of hazards 
    • Compiling a fire emergency plan 
    • Means of escape 
    • Travel distances
    • Emergency lighting much more

If you’re not sure what training your company requires, please get in touch.  

Awareness of fire safety 
Due to the serious nature of a fire and its consequence it is vital that you are aware of what is best to do if you discover a fire. Every workplace is legally bound to provide its staff with details of fire exits, meeting points, and other guidelines about what to do in the event of a fire. It is the employee's responsibility to familiarise themselves with this information.

Managers and employees need to make sure that they are aware of the risks of fires and the precautions needed to eliminate the causes of a fire. Business owners have a legal obligation to protect their employees and undertake regular fire risk assessments, failure to do this may result in prosecution and fines. 

Fire is often the biggest safety risk any businesses ever has. Without fire safety training your insurances may not be valid and your staff are left vulnerable. Here at Vulcan Fire Training, we take fire safety very seriously. Not only should business operators comply with Fire Safety Regulations to ensure they meet legal requirements and avoid heavy fines, but more importantly, they should comply to save lives. 

As a provider of fire safety training courses our aim is to make sure delegates have the information they need to ensure that the workplace and colleagues are as safe as possible in the event of a fire. 

Commercial buildings, non-domestic and multi-occupancy premises in England and Wales must undertake a 'suitable and sufficient' fire risk assessment carried out under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. 

Ensure your company meets its legal requirements with relevant fire training from Vulcan including fire extinguisher and awareness, fire warden and fire risk assessment.

To ensure you know how to carry out fire risk assessments book on one of our training courses here.