Businesses know and understand the importance of fire safety in their offices, establishments, and storage facilities. This is why they have fire extinguishers, sprinkler systems, and other fire detection and mitigation systems installed. However, many of them often forget about one of the most important aspects of fire safety: their employees. After all, what’s the point of having fire extinguishers if your staff doesn’t know how to operate one or having an emergency exit plan if your employees don’t know how to read it?
This is why it is important to enlist the help of professional instructors to help teach and train your employees. During such classes, your employees will be taught about the different types of fire extinguishers and how to use one to douse a fire. They will also be taught about the different fire safety protocols (e.g. identifying the safest route out, what do when trapped, etc.) so they can keep themselves safe during a fire incident.
When employees know what to do during fire emergencies, you can be sure that injuries and damages will be reduced. They will be able to douse fires right away before it spreads and causes further damage to your establishment. Injuries caused by panic, stampedes, and being trapped will also be reduced (if not eliminated) since employees can now approach the situation logically and with a clear head.
Besides, regulating agencies require businesses to have their people undergo fire and warden training on a regular basis. This makes the training mandatory for all staff and employees. The regulations may vary from place to place or even change from time to time. It may require a simple education on the use of a fire extinguisher or a more complex education about basic first aid for burns and fire-related injuries. In any case, employers should have their people undergo such training whether it is required by law or not.
Fire Safety Training from Professionals
Many employers often wonder if it is really necessary to hire a professional to teach and train their employees about fire safety protocols especially when there are tons of handouts and even how-to videos available online. This may sound like a valid excuse, but there are certain benefits to hiring a professional for this particular task.
For instance, it makes the learning much more engaging and interactive. This in turn will make it easier for the employees to retain information and apply them when needed. It also gives employees the opportunity to ask questions and clarifications. This practice further solidifies information on the employees’ memories.
That said, fire safety training is essential to ensure that your staff can act accordingly in case of fire emergencies. With the proper training, they can help to reduce the number of injuries and amount of damages in your workplace in the event of a fire emergency.
For more information, contact us at Prime Fire Protection today.