Are You Qualified to Carry Out Fire Safety?
Date: Tuesday, 21 June 2016. -
Blog, Are You Qualified? , Fire Safety
From April to September 2015, the Department for Communities and Local Government reported that there were 139 fire related fatalities in England which was an increase of 31 from the previous year.
If you are an employer, landlord, owner or occupier then you are legally responsible for fire safety on your premises. Every workplace has a legal requirement to carry out regular fire risk assessments and put appropriate fire safety measures in place to ensure that staff are trained on what action to take in case of a fire.
The average cost of fire in the workplace is nearly £44,000, and of the businesses that have a serious fire it's estimated 80% will never properly recover which indicates how much of a detrimental effect a fire can have.
Our infogram has looked into the aspects of TQUK Level 1 Award in the Principles of Fire Safety Awareness course and whether you, as an employee, landlord or assigned fire marshall, are qualified to carry out fire safety in the workplace.
Take the short quiz below to discover if you need to take the course in order to fully understand fire safety and the risks involved.