Prevention

Fire Risk Assessments in Manchester

Following the introduction of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, on the 1st October 2006, it is now a legal requirement for the responsible person for all businesses and organisations to ensure that a written fire risk assessment is carried out.
You may wish to carry out this assessment yourself providing you have the necessary experience or qualification, alternatively, Tameside Fire Protection have experts who are affiliated to the Institute of Fire Safety Managers, who would be happy to carry out these assessments on your behalf, all at very competitive prices.

The details of what would be included within Fire Risk Assessments are listed below:

Fire hazards
Sources of fuel
Workplace construction
Sources of Oxygen
Means of escape
Persons at risk
Fire detection and fire warning
Means of fighting fire
Employee training
Documentation and record keeping
Fire service liaison
Additional information
Significant finding report
Hot work permits
Fire log book

The assessment will be carried out over approx 1/2 day on site, and then a further day off site to collate. It will be sent by post usually within 5 working days, and will include photographic support and details of all actions required to bring your site up to the standards required by the RRFSO 2005. All assessments are presented in an easy to understand format and come complete with a significant finding report (where applicable).

Once an initial robust assessment has been carried out and acted upon (where applicable), the document will need nothing more than an annual review by a competent person, unless there are any changes to personnel, processes and procedures, structural changes or following a fire or a near miss, at which point it will need to be reviewed again.

Training

It is also a legal requirement under current fire safety legislation and various Health & Safety Acts to provide al staff with fire safety related training. At Tameside Fire Protection we can offer a number of different courses, which in each case, will be informative and interactive, and designed to meet your exact requirements.

Our courses are extremely competitive, and include in most cases, the use of fire extinguishers on ‘live’ fires. All delegates will receive a personal certificate of attendance, and where requested a group certificate can be provided for health and safety or fire log records.

FIRE AWARENESS AND FIRE FIGHTING

By far our most popular course. Most individuals will never have experienced a fire and the fear, panic and distress associated with it – the theory in most cases being “it’s not my problem”. This course will dispel this potentially life threatening myth, proving that it’s everybody’s problem.

Course will include as a minimum:

  • Introduction to session
  • An explanation of the law and legal responsibilities
  • Fire facts and figures
  • Combustion principals and heat transmission
  • Hazard spotting and housekeeping
  • The main causes of fire
  • Evacuation techniques
  • Human behaviour studies
  • Contingency planning
  • Life saving actions
  • Fire classification and the use of portable fire fighting appliances
  • Practical ‘hands on’ fire training including the use of extinguishers on ‘live’ fires
  • Debrief / question and answer session
  • Test paper
  • Each delegate will receive certification upon completion.

Delegate numbers:

  • 15 individuals maximum

Duration:

  • 2 – 3 hours (Approx)

As with all of our courses, this session will be tailored around your own specific needs and requirements. Substantial discounts will be made where 2 or more sessions are booked for the same day.

PORTABLE FIRE EXTINGUISHER OPERATORS COURSE

A basic awareness and extinguisher session, which will provide fire prevention and fire safety advice, and enable delegates to become proficient in the identification and suitable uses of modern, portable fire-fighting appliances.

Course will include as a minimum:

  • Fire Facts and Figures,
  • Law and responsibilities,
  • Explanation of the ‘Fire Triangle’,
  • Fire prevention advice,
  • Evacuation principles,
  • Explanation of fire classes,
  • BSEN3,
  • Extinguisher identification,
  • Application of extinguisher mediums,
  • Practical use of fire extinguishers on ‘live’ fires,
  • Fire safety knowledge test,
  • Debrief / question and answer session,
  • Each delegate will receive certification upon completion.

Delegate numbers:

  • 15 individuals maximum

Duration:

  • 2 hours (Approx)

As with all of our courses, this session will be tailored around your own specific needs and requirements. Like the other courses, substantial discounts will be made where 2 or more sessions are booked for the same day.

FIRE MARSHAL / WARDEN TRAINING

This course is specifically designed for those individuals who have been given specific duties relating to fire safety or those who have been appointed as fire wardens or fire marshals. It will include an in-depth look at the role of a modern day fire warden, particularly in relation to ‘site sweeping’ and building evacuation.

Course content:

  • An explanation of the law and your legal responsibilities,
  • Fire facts and figures,
  • Combustion principals and heat transmission,
  • Hazard spotting and housekeeping,
  • Evacuation principals and techniques,
  • Human behaviour study,
  • Contingency planning,
  • Life saving actions,
  • Fire fighting equipment and techniques,
  • Practical ‘hands on’ fire training including the use of extinguishers on ‘live’ fires,
  • Explanation of the role of a modern day fire warden,
  • Test and answer session,
  • Each delegate will receive certification upon completion.

Delegate numbers:

  • 12 delegates maximum

Duration:

  • ˝ Day, depending on delegate numbers and additional site specific course content.