online fire training Coronavirus

Online fire training Coronavirus

Online fire training Coronavirus

Online fire training Coronavirus. Is online fire training suitable for staff. since our workplace is now so different? That was a question to our office this morning, so here is our answer:

All fire training should be based on the risks and plans in a workplace, so generic training is not usually recommended. However, many workplaces now have limited numbers of staff, as many who can work from home do so. Therefore new plans and procedures need to be used to assist with new numbers and also less fire marshals in a workplace.

During the call we gave the following advice:

  • Maintain the current Government advice regarding Covid 19
  • Carry out a new fire risk assessment looking at reduced numbers of staff and fire marshals in the workplace.
  • Produce a new and procedures based on the new numbers in the building. Also look at the impact that social distancing will have when people evacuate.
  • Carry out a fire drill to ensure the plan works and also change the plan if required.
  • Provide simple fire training for the new plans and procedures.
  • Train new fire marshals if the current fire marshals are working from home and not in the workplace. Normal training with fire training companies will be difficult to arrange, so online training may assist.

Online fire training Coronavirus – new plans

Online fire training should be supported with a brief session detailing the new plans. The new plans could include:

  • Pick a new assembly point if the workplace is shared with other companies. This may assist with social distancing outside the building.
  • Look at the following roles in the new plan: Who calls the fire service in the event of a fire alarm (this may normally be done by the landlord, but they may also tell staff to work at home, so unavailable for calling fire service etc), disabled evacuation buddies (Are there enough persons to assist those with disabilities, are they trained in the use of evacuation chairs, refuge communication systems etc), who is checking the fire precautions and systems in the workplace.
  • Consider a roll call instead of a sweep system if there are less persons in the building?
  • Is the person who manages a building evacuation (Shared premises) in the workplace or are they working from home / elsewhere? If so, who calls the fire service?
  • Have the responsible persons in shared premises compared the findings of their new fire risk assessments and plans with each other

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