Did you know that as the owner, manager or user of a building, structure or site:
- are you liable for breaching fire regulations?
- are you obliged to familiarise your employees with fire safety regulations?
Therefore, if you are such a person, you should arrange for fire safety training. Of course, it’s not that simple – fire safety training should be conducted by a certified trainer. Fortunately, you are in the right place – at EHS Consulting we will provide you with fire protection training for employees in Warsaw and its surroundings in a convenient form.
FIRE TRAINING – ACT OF 24 AUGUST 1991
What is the legal basis for fire training? It stems from the Act of 24 August 1991 on fire protection (Journal of Laws 2020.961, of 2020.05.29).
If you are an employer, your employees are obliged to comply with the accepted fire protection duties, which should be indicated, among other things, in the work regulations.
As an employer, you should provide the necessary means for emergency first aid, fire fighting and evacuation of employees.
In addition, as an employer, you appoint employees to:
- give first aid,
- fire fighting and evacuation of employees,
and ensure communication with external services specialised in particular in emergency first aid, medical rescue and fire protection.
The above guidelines result from the Act of 26 June 1974 Labour Code (Dz.U.2020.1320 t.j. of 2020.07.30).
FIRE TRAINING – USE THE HELP OF SPECIALISTS
If you are considering the need for fire protection advice, know that OSH regulations oblige the employer to provide employees not only with safe working conditions, but also to inform them about hazards, as well as the rules of conduct in case of life-threatening situations such as fire.
In addition, according to the Fire Protection Act, an individual, legal person, organisation or institution using a building is obliged to protect it against fire or other local hazard.
FIRE TRAINING FOR EMPLOYEES
In order to implement the above requirements in practice, it is worth conducting a fire training course for employees to prepare them for safe work.
How to conduct a fire training course? Preferably with the help of a professional trainer.
FIRE SAFETY TRAINING COURSE. WARSAW – WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE FIRE TRAINING COURSE CONDUCTED BY EHS CONSULTING?
- practical exercises on the use of fire extinguishers and other hand-held fire fighting equipment,
- discussion of evacuation plans and fire protection rules in force for the facility,
- presentation of legal requirements to be met by the owner, manager or user of a building.
The required knowledge of fire protection is also tested during evacuation drills.
Practical evacuation testing is an opportunity to verify the existing procedures, the level of preparedness of employees and people responsible for carrying out the evacuation. It is also the best opportunity to verify the efficiency of the building’s security systems (fire alarm system, voice warning system, access control system, smoke removal system, emergency lighting).
Periodic checking of the organisation and conditions for evacuation results, among others, from § 17 of the ordinance of the Minister of Internal Affairs and Administration of 7 June 2010 on fire protection of buildings, other buildings and areas.
In order to properly plan and carry out a trial evacuation, it is worth taking advantage of advice from fire protection specialists.
FIRE TRAINING. WARSAW AND SURROUNDINGS – EHS CONSULTING
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