To understand the basic principles of fire and fire spread. To be able to apply these to how floor plates are divided up for each Fire Warden/Marshall to undertake their roles and responsibilities.
The degree of complexity of content for an individual on returning to the workplace may vary depending upon the nature of the site, which includes its overall size. By the end of the course the delegate should be able :
- To understand the law regarding fire safety and enforcement on construction sites
- To have a greater awareness of fire hazards on site
- To understand how fire can spread through a building during certain stages of construction
- To understand the basic effects of a fire on a building structure
- To understand compartmentation, fire doors and how compartmentation can be breached.
- To understand fire detection, suppression systems and emergency lighting both in a temporary and a permanent format
- To understand the safe storage and handling of flammable materials
- To highlight the importance of a Fire Safety Framework/Strategy and the Management of the same – including site security, waste control for example
- To identify specific fire safety issues in high rise construction
- To manage effective response of the emergency services
- To understand the basic principles of a Fire Risk Assessment (FRA) and be able to undertake the required actions as detailed by your team leaders
After a fire evacuation run the post evacuation review and feedback any learning points to the management team.
At the end of the course the delegate will need to successfully complete a 10 question multiple choice paper and achieve a 70% pass rate.
All training is conducted at our John Ryder Training Centre in Chertsey. Centre opening hours are 8am to 5.30pm, but this course commences at 9am and will finish at approx 5pm, unless otherwise stated in the joining instructions you receive.
Refreshments are included on all courses, but NO LUNCH is currently provided, but there are lots of lunch options within walking distance of the centre.
Please ensure you have read the joining instructions before arriving at our training centre.
If you are travelling by road, Chertsey is served by both the M3 and M25. No parking is permitted on the grounds of the Centre, but there is sufficient free parking in and around Chertsey, all within walking distance.
For those using public transport, Chertsey is served by a good service from Waterloo, changing at Staines, Weybridge or Virginia Water for the Chertsey line. The station is approximately ten minutes walk from the Centre.
If you are attending a two day course and require overnight accommodation, a local hotel list is available upon request.