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On Site Fire Training Service

07 October 2016 | Updated 01 January 1970

Securitas UK has formally launched a flexible training programme designed to help organisations of any size protect themselves from the risk of fire. Courses are tailored to the customer and delivered by experienced, professional trainers on the customer’s premises.

According to the Home Office Incident Recording System, over the last three years, some 16,000 fires a year have been attended by Fire & Rescue Services in commercial and public buildings in England alone, to say nothing of the incidents in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Potential consequences of a fire range from business interruption and loss of assets/records to business closure and, tragically, loss of life.

The Securitas Fire & Emergency Services Team helps organisations to safeguard their employees, visitors, premises, assets and revenue from the possibility of fire and comply with the requirements of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (RRFSO), which demands that competent and appropriate safety training is provided. The Securitas courses cover the following general topics:

  • Fire Warden provision & training

  • Fire extinguisher audit & inspection

  • Fire equipment maintenance

  • Fire risk assessments

  • First On Scene First Aid training

Subject matter is tailored, with specific risks determined by the nature of the premises and activities being carried out there, which should have been identified in the organisation’s fire risk assessment. Subject matter is tailored, with specific risks determined by the nature of the premises and activities being carried out there, which should have been identified in the organisation’s fire risk assessment. Following input from professional instructors into the theory of fire safety and the roles of the Fire Team, a safe and controlled practical session is organised using the latest ‘Live’ simulators, which are brought to the customer’s site to provide a ‘hands on’ realistic experience of using fire extinguishers, giving attendees the confidence to manage an emergency situation.

Securitas has already provided tailored fire training to staff at the University of Hertfordshire, with whom it has a unique ten-year security partnership integrating mobile and remote protective services with the latest technology, including a First Response vehicle used to mitigate risk, aid incident intervention and act as command and control point for incidents including fires.

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Article written by Cathryn Ellis | Published 07 October 2016


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