Causes of Industrial Fires & Methods of Control

Course Objective

  • Learn the fundamentals of Advanced Fire Safety Management
  • Learn how to carry out a comprehensive Fire Risk Assessment
  • Means of detecting and giving warning in the event of a fire
  • Means of escape and emergency lighting
  • Understand the requirements for Signage and Fire-fighting equipment
  • How to provide Staff with information on risks and training
  • Understand that requirements of a comprehensive Fire Risk Assessment and Training Needs Analysis for key responders
  • A safer office/industrial environment for you and your company
  • Learn the techniques for implementing effective Fire Safety Management Systems and Emergency Plans
  • Understand the necessities for an efficient and timely response


Who should attend?

  • This training course is for individuals requiring an intensive and broad-ranging introduction to the key principles of fire prevention, fire protection and fire risk assessment at a primary and middle management level. It will be essential for all those who need to develop an organizational understanding of Fire Safety Management and so enhance their careers.
  • Health Safety and Environment professionals and Fire Officers who need to complement their professional knowledge
  • Experienced and new auditors linked to the company’s HSE Management Systems (HSE-MS)
  • Line Managers and Supervisors responsible for HSE functions or wishing to fulfill their role or become involved within HSE-MS
  • All personnel involved in implementing the Company’s HSE-MS


Course Outline

Module One: Advanced Fire Safety Management

  • Course introduction – aims and objectives of the event
  • Definitions and Scope of Fire Safety Management
  • Moral, legal and financial reasons for promoting high standards
  • A look at the statistics and of those companies who got it wrong
  • Organizing for Safety:
  • Fire Safety Management roles and responsibilities
  • Consultation with all staff and contractors
  • Work equipment
  • Hazardous substances
  • Case study
  • Concept of Safety Culture and its various components
  • How to develop a positive safety culture
  • Human behavior and human failure
  • Effecting a cultural change
  • Case study
  • Fire Protection and Fire Prevention Measures
  • Checklists – Escape Routes; Lighting; Stairways; Emergency Exits; Escape Doors; Alarms & hardware
  • Maintenance, safeguards & operational features for exit routes
  • Fire safety signage
  • Fire detection systems
  • Firefighting equipment
  • Fire Risk Assessments and the methodology for carrying one out
  • Competency to conduct risk assessments
  • The risk assessment process
  • Case study
  • Syndicate workshop – theory into practice – carry out a risk assessment
  • Report back of the assessment


Module Two: Management and Control of the identified Fire Risks (Primary and Secondary) is the Key to Effective Fire Safety Management

  • Causes and Prevention of Fire
  • Principles of Fire and Explosion
  • Checklists – ignition sources and fuels
  • Chemistry of Fire
  • Classifications of Fire
  • Principals of Fire and Smoke spread
  • Case study
  • Portable Fire Extinguishers (PFE)                                                      
  • Class Discussion on use and limitations of PFE followed by PFE Quiz
  • Syndicate Workshop – theory into practice – based on your Fire Risk


Module Three: Safety of People, Fire Protection, Evacuation Drills, Alarms and Exercises

  • Fire protection (preventive and protective measures)
  • Who has the responsibility for Assessing & Planning in your organization?
  • What do you have in place now? Can it be improved?
  • Perception and behavior of people in the event of a fire
  • Emergency evacuation procedures for fires and different assembly points for bomb warnings
  • Learning from evacuation drills & fire-fighting exercises
  • Alerting mechanisms, warn the people but will they do what you want?
  • Evacuation Case study
  • Guidance on developing fire training, drills, and exercises                  
  • How to design successful evacuation exercises
  • Exercise reports and recommendations                                  
  • What to do if the incident/evacuation is a prolonged one?


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