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Fire Warden Training and What you need to know

 

Everything you need to know about fire warden training!

Fire Warden Training

 

 

 

 

What makes the best fire warden training?

Here are some questions commonly asked by some businesses  and here are our answers about fire warden training.

 

Who can deliver fire warden training?

Anyone who has sufficient knowledge, training and expertise, however you may have an individual who works at your organisation and is able to provide in house fire warden training. If not, you will need to look for a suitable fire trainer.

Does our fire warden training need to be accredited?

No. There is no requirement for accredited fire warden courses or training.

Should I pick the fire service to carry out my fire warden training / fire marshal training?

Some companies  prefer to have their training done by the fire service.They can  be more expensive than other trainers ( i.e. some charge £1695 + vat for a full day fire marshal course using retired fire officers).

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Many fire services use retired fire officers to do their training (make sure the instructors have sufficient workplace fire safety knowledge or carry out CPD (Continuing Professional development) if you decide to choose fire service trainers)

How often should you carry out fire warden training?

For most places, training should be carried out annually, however there may be a case for less frequent training in some workplaces.

Your fire emergency plan or fire risk assessment should give you the necessary information on how often you should have fire warden training. It is generally determined by the risk,hazards and type of activities carried out at your workplace.

What should fire warden training cover?

Government guidance details the type of information that fire wardens will need to be trained in, but this will vary from workplace to workplace.

Topics will include:

  1.  Knowledge of the fire safety strategy and evacuation plans for the building
  2.  Human behaviour in a fire / building
  3. How and when to direct and encourage persons to use a safe exit from the building
  4. How to search areas safely and recognise when it is not safe to enter rooms or areas
  5. Disability procedures and PEEPS
  6. How to use fire extinguishers and other fire fighting equipment
  7. Reporting and fault finding.

What fire training companies can you recommend?

Ourselves!! As we have many years fire safety experience we are qualified fire risk assessors under the IFSM (Institute of Fire Safety Managers) and have provided fire warden training/ fire risk assessments for companies from doctors surgeries, jewellers, bakeries to large facility management companies.

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Service Fire Extinguishers to BS 5306 On A Bike! Is it Possible?

Service Fire Extinguishers to BS 5306 On A Bike! Is it Possible?

Sounds Crazy? Read On

I watched “No Impact Man” on Netflix the other week. For those of you who haven’t seen this film it is about a family who decide to leave their high consumption 5th Avenue lifestyle behind and try to live a year while making no environmental impact.
This got me thinking. What could I do to help the environment?
So I decided to leave the vehicle on its drive and plan a day of how I could help the environment.

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How did I go about doing this?
The Problem
I needed to have some fire extinguishers delivered and serviced plus I needed to do visit some new customers on the way too and visit some clients without using a vehicle or public transport.
The round trip was about 24 miles all within the Birmingham area – Too far to walk
So I decided to use my trusted steed, my mountain bike.

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However I still had the problem of getting fire extinguishers to my customers.

BS 5306 Serviced foam fire extinguishers

Obviously there were way too many to carry, besides one 6 ltr foam extinguisher can weigh up to 10 kg, way too much to carry on my bike.

So I called my supplier who said it would only cost me £10 to get my order delivered.
Great, problem solved.

Equipment
Here is a list of equipment needed to fuel my body service fire extinguishers to BS 5306:

  • Ruck sack
  • Tools for servicing : Adjustable spanner, gauge tester, tamper tags, scales, service labels, rag
  • Puncture repair kit
  • First aid kit
  • Multitool for my bike
  • 2 litres of water
  • Nuts for energy and protein

Body fuel

The journey
Now came the difficult bit as I wasn’t using a vehicle I had to get from A to B without using any motorways or dual carriage ways. I didn’t really fancy using the Birmingham canal paths as I wanted to be clean and presentable looking when I arrived at my customers.
So I used the  google maps app on my phone set it for bike journeys only and planned my route. I also made sure I had enough charge on my phone otherwise I could easily get lost should my battery die on me.

By plugging an ear piece into my phone I could hear the directions rather than trying to watch them as I would in a van or car, this worked surprisingly well, I only got lost once or twice for about 5-10 mins at a time.

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When I arrived at one of my customers, which is a doctor’s surgery. The senior partner was quite shocked to see me on my bike especially when I told him that I had done about 14 miles up to that point.
I serviced the fire extinguishers that had been delivered and placed them in the appropriate positions as defined by BS 5306 pt 8 2012. Got back on my bike and carried on visiting my other customers.

The whole day I visited 3 customers and 3 potential customers all done on my bike which resulted in helping the environment . I did around 24 miles and burnt around 1800 calories.

Would I do it again?
Most definitely, I felt an enormous amount of happiness that I was doing my bit for the environment. Although it was only me making a difference for one day, this got me thinking again, what if I did it for a week, a month or even a year?. Not only would I be helping the environment I would also be helping my health too.

 
May be we should all decide for one day a week to leave the car or whatever vehicle you drive on the drive/road/garage and do our business/work by pedal power.
What kind of difference would that make?

 

What would you do to help?