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extinguishing a flame

Aims: to raise awareness of the importance of fire safety for all staff.
❖ State the causes of fire in the workplace

❖ Identify the different classes of fire

❖ Explain what is meant by the fire triangle

❖ Describe the different types of fire extinguisher and on what types of fire they can be used

❖ Describe the actions to be undertaken in the event of a fire

❖ Describe the importance of a fire risk assessment



Aims: to provides learners with the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of the hazards and risks associated with fire in the workplace, how fire risk is controlled in the workplace.

❖ Explain how fires are caused in the workplace

❖ Describe the components of the fire triangle
❖ Identify the hazards during or after a fire, including the products of combustion
❖ Describe the characteristics of fire and smoke spread
❖ State the different methods used to identify and control fire hazards
❖ Define the term ‘means of escape’ in relation to fire hazards
❖ Outline typical components for means of escape from fire hazards
❖ Describe methods of fire detection and raising the alarm
❖ Describe the principle of how fires are extinguished.

❖ Describe how portable fire-fighting equipment should be used safely.
❖ Identify common fixed fire-fighting systems and where they might be used.

Aims: to understand fire hazards and the risks in the workplace and also the main measures that should be taken to reduce risks and to follow local and national policy. The principles and practice of fire safety management at work and the role of the nominated fire warden.


❖ Explain the typical role of a fire warden/marshal in relation to workplace safety.

❖ Identify a range of portable fire extinguishers.

❖ Recognise the way people behave in a fire situation.

❖ Explain the key fire safety duties under the law. 

❖ Be competent in your duties during an evacuation.

❖ Recognise the need for fire evacuation drills.

❖ Describe how to prevent fire & limit its affects.


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