Posted at 13/09/2017 15:46:02 Category: DCD News
In the event of a fire at your work place, it is absolutely critical that your staff are well trained enough to function efficiently in such a crisis; it really doesn’t matter how recent your Fire Risk Assessment is or how well written your emergency plan if no one has taken any notice of your instructions or even practiced an actual fire-drill.
In most cases, no-one ever really believes that ‘it’ will happen to them! Unfortunately, in the case of work place fires, they most certainly do. Every single member of staff should be well versed and trained in the correct procedure in order to deal confidently with any possible situation.
Although everyone assumes that panic is likely to be the first reaction to a fire alarm, in reality, it is far more likely that everyone will look around at each other and then shrug, assume it’s a false alarm and continue with their current activity simply because no one else is doing anything. This is exactly why it is essential that your staff are well trained to the extent that their reactions can become automatic because lives are at risk in the event of a real catastrophe.
Here are ten pointers which should always be adhered to when training staff for a potential fire risk:
If your fire wardens are kept well trained, staff well informed, procedures clearly indicated and training well-rehearsed then you, as a business owner and employer, can feel confident that your staff will perform well in response to a fire alarm.
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