Fire Fighting

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Fire is the most common hazard for any workplace be it a large manufacturing or a process plant or a high rise building full of employees or even a public place like a mall or an airport or a metro station. It is a legal requirement for an employer to ensure that the workplace is safe of all fire hazards and the employees are well protected in case of any fire incident.

Unfortunately, employers are sometimes not aware of their legal duties or are negligent towards it. Fire incidents could have huge consequences for the organization, apart from stoppage of work; it could also create legal complications for the employer which may include huge fines and/ or imprisonment and even withdrawal of license to operate the facility.

All these kinds of untoward incidences could be prevented, provided the is a fire control mechanism in place and employees knowledge on firefighting. This is where, adequate training on fire safety should be provided to employees at regular intervals.

Learning outcome of Fire Fighting Training

  • Fire prevention in general
  • Necessary action to initiate upon discovering a fire
  • Method of raising alarm
  • Right method of calling emergency services like Fire Service Department and Police
  • Location and use of firefighting equipment
  • Knowledge on escape in case of fire, meet at assembly point, roll call procedure
  • Isolation of power supply and machinery parts
  • Evacuation procedure including arrangement for people with disabilities
  • Close of smoke doors, etc.

Who can take the Fire Fighting Training?

  • Emergency response and rescue personnel
  • Fire technicians
  • Safety officers
  • Fire wardens
  • Fire marshals

Benefits of Fire Fighting Training

Industries or organizations would be ensured a carefully designed system to ensure safety of life and property from explosive forces. Again, they would better understand fire safety engineering approach which is beneficial from the perspective of fire safety and sustainability.