Fire Safety

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Introduction:

As per Indian Factories Act, all practicable measures shall be taken to prevent outbreak of fire and its spread. Organizations must provide and maintain:-

  • Safe means of escape for all persons in the event of fire, and
  • The necessary equipments and facilities for extinguishing fire.

In practical, organizations have fire extinguishers strategically placed throughout the workplace but that is not enough to ensure safety. Fire safety goes far beyond having fire extinguishers at workplace and this training allows candidates to develop their basic fire safety awareness. It is very important to ensure safety of building occupants since fire scenarios create panic and this training helps building competence. Actions of employees during fire remain crucial to their safety and that of other people in the premises. Therefore, employees must be well familiar with fire preventive measures and basic emergency procedures.

NIST delivers training on fire safety to more than 5000 workers annually in India and abroad from marine, oil & gas, steel, rail, telecom, construction, textile, aviation, power, automobile, chemical and service industries.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the Fire Safety training a worker would be familiar with:

  • Significance of fire triangle and tetrahedron.
  • Common causes of fire in the workplace
  • Classification of fire.
  • Principles of heat transfer and fire spread.
  • Fire control methods.
  • Means of escape.
  • Basic fire fighting skills.
  • Role of fire wardens.
  • Importance of induction training in fire safety.
  • Mock drills.

The Training sessions would be as per best practices in industry, using both audio visual and group exercises.

Who can take the Course?

This course is appropriate for people at any level, in any sector, requiring basic knowledge in the essential of workplace fire prevention. Everyone at work should have an understanding of why they must work safely and therefore fire safety training is important.

This training is also useful to those employees who wish to develop and undertake specific roles in fire safety to manage fire risk such as fire wardens, marshals, stewards.

Benefits:

Fire safety training provides employee with knowledge they need to prevent a fire from occurring as well as how to react to a fire. This training can mean the difference between life and death in the event of a fire at workplace. The knowledge and training fire safety provides to an employee can easily translate from workplace to home and community.

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