Do you know that not less than 3,000 people lose their lives as a result of fire accidents in the United States?
Others have also been reported to suffer various degrees of injuries and traumatic experiences.
This can be quite distressing
This has necessitated the need for fire safety training in the work environment.
When a fire breaks out in the workplace, the number one priority is to get everyone out of the building as quickly, carefully, and efficiently as possible.
However, studies have shown that no matter the number of times workers have gone for fire safety training, especially about the process of evacuation in the event of a fire, rational action can quickly be forgotten.
Reports made available by CFA & MFB have also shown that workers do not have sufficient fire safety training that will help them deal with such an occurrence. This is why the fatality rate is often high and terrible.
Therefore, every employee within an organization must have, profound knowledge of the following:
- The exact way of raising the alarm without terrifying others and the next step to take
- The type of fires that are common as well as the type of extinguisher used to douse the different kinds of fire
- The procedures to follow when alerting members of the public
- The first thing to do upon discovering a fire
- How to use fire extinguishers
- How to access escape doors
- Fire Risk Assessment
- Other general matters that pertain to minimizing the risk of fire incidences, e.g. permitted smoking areas, etc.
Businesses are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of fire safety training and are ensuring that every employee passes through the program.
They include things like regular fire drills so that hazardous accidents can be avoided as much as possible.
How have you prepared your employees for a fire outbreak?
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