Giving your staff access to regular fire safety training is not just about ticking a box to satisfy your legal requirements, although with the way some courses are presented you could be forgiven for thinking otherwise. Nobody is going to remember every word of an hour long Powerpoint in the middle of a crisis, so at Total Fire Services we offer more comprehensive and workplace applicable fire safety training courses. Our Fire Safety services not only help you to comply with fire safety regulations, they also bring several added benefits to your business.
Peace of Mind
Employees who feel unsettled by working in an unsafe environment are likely far less productive because of it. Could you work efficiently in an environment which you felt could do you harm at any moment? Most people can’t. By giving staff the tools to spot and remedy potential fire risks you make them feel in charge of the situation, and thus more likely to root out any future risks well before they become a problem.
Confidence in an Emergency
Should a fire occur your employees need to be able to act in a calm and rational manner, both for their own safety and that of others. Dealing with a fire is not just about how to escape in the event of an overwhelming blaze, it also covers more minor incidents, and what someone could and should do to prevent a situation from occurring or escalating.
Increased Workplace Responsibilty
Whether you designate one of your employees as Fire Marshal, or you make everyone in charge of their own personal space, making your staff aware of potential dangers gives them a feeling of responsibility over their workplace. Not only does this lead to a safer environment for everyone, it also means people start to treat their workplace with far more respect than before.
Saves You Money
As we’ve already discussed, giving your employees more of a sense of responsibility regarding their workplace will inevitably lead to fewer repair costs. If your staff know how to both prevent fire risks and tackle a minor incident in a safe and effective manner, you avoid the costs associated with employee downtime and structural damage caused by a more serious incident.
Those are just some of the added benefits which comprehensive fire safety training can offer you, your employees, and your business. If you feel your workforce could benefit from more practical and applicable lessons in fire safety, then take a look at some of the courses we offer at Total Fire Safety here.