How to provide interesting and engaging fire safety training to employees

For all employees starting a new job, mandatory fire and safety training will be one of the first things on their ‘to do’ list.

Some people may see this as a hindrance or a chore when they’re chomping at the bit to get stuck into a new role, but for a business owner this is the perfect opportunity to instil the importance of following fire and safety regulations. Sharing this information could not only save lives but also prevent a devastating fire.

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So how do you provide interesting and engaging fire safety training to your new (or existing) employees?

At Synergy Fire Engineering we are BAFE SP205 Accredited Fire Risk Assessors, which means we’re experts in our field and can provide inclusive and engaging courses which help to keep you, your team and your business safe and compliant.

But we also make it interesting. We could wow you with interesting facts and figures about fire safety – such as the Mayor of London banned thatched roofed homes in the 12th century in the country’s first fire prevention legislation, the Great Fire of London started in a baker’s shop on Pudding Lane or that toasters shouldn’t be turned on their side to grill cheese on toast!

But our tried and tested way of delivering fire safety training means you and your colleagues will leave feeling informed about the dangers of fire, respectful of what could cause a fire and confident to tackle an issues.

  • Our awareness training starts with a hard-hitting introduction which explains just how fast moving and devastating a fire can be.
  • We discuss how different fires are classified and how to choose the right fire extinguisher for the job.
  • We review what valuable information firefighters need to help them tackle a fire effectively.
  • We understand the importance of physical practice, so during each course we give every candidate the opportunity to fight a real fire using our fire training rig.

So how will you make your future fire safety training more interesting for your staff?

Matt Spivey is Managing Director of Synergy Fire Engineering, the only BAFE SP205 accredited Fire Risk Assessors in Derbyshire. A member of the Institution of Fire Engineers, Matt is highly qualified and holds a BEng (Hons) in Fire Engineering.  For more information about our fire safety training call Synergy Fire Engineering on 0843 658 1310 or email [email protected].