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A fire at work can have a serious impact on:

  1. People – who may be killed or injured by the fire or its effects, and who may lose their livelihood due to place of work having to close down
  2. Property – Fire damage to actual workplace and products can threaten the future existence of the company
  3. Company – Costs in getting workplace up and running; insurance premiums; improved fire safety; possible court cases; adverse publicity

Fire safety awareness is in everyone’s interest to prevent fires from starting and to mitigate its effects should prevention measures fail.

Which fire safety training course should I choose?

We offer fire awareness and fire warden training suitable for those who require certification for their workplace. Our fire safety courses comply with all current regulations and the requirements of the National Occupations Standards.

Those who complete our courses successfully will receive an MRS Training & Rescue certificate, or a GWO certificate – if they chose to attend one of our renewables industry courses.

Do you provide on-site and bespoke fire safety training?

Frequently asked questions

The Fire Safety order 2005 requires persons who own, manage or operate a business to comply with fire safety law to reduce the risk from fire and make sure people can escape safely if there is a fire.

It is the employer’s duty to undertake a fire risk assessment and put suitable control measures into place.

Employees must co-operate with their employer on any health and safety-related matters - and fire prevention/control is one such area.

By attending and participating in fire safety training, you are cooperating with your employer’s health and safety obligations and have a far greater appreciation of fire prevention and what actions to take should a fire occur.

We provide a range of courses suitable for everyone, to provide a greater appreciation of fire prevention in the workplace. Delegates will receive expert tuition on how to reduce the risk of fires and what they need to do if a fire were to occur, ensuring they act safely and do not put themselves in danger.

Training includes both theoretical and practical sessions and the hands-on use of a fire extinguisher. All courses are designed to be engaging, interactive and inclusive of all present.

Our instructors are highly experienced professional rescue operatives, who are trained to the National Occupation Standard of fire fighting in emergency situations, which enables us to offer their knowledge and practical expertise to every delegate. They will share their own experiences with candidates which gives the training an additional dimension and brings the learning to life.

We own and maintain all the equipment used by delegates on our courses – and only use the equipment we trust and would use ourselves. Those who attend our fire safety training courses will get to use a wide range of equipment and will experience using a fire extinguisher and putting out a fire.

We also sell a wide variety of extinguishers and equipment and can also supply PPE for your firefighting personnel – to find out more, contact us.

A fire risk assessment is an organised and methodical review of premises, the activities carried out there – and if a fire was to start, the harm it could cause to those in and around the premises.

The objectives of a fire assessment are:

  • To identify fire hazards
  • To reduce the risk of fire hazards
  • To decide what physical fire precautions are required
  • To decide what management arrangements are required (i.e. escape routes)

Fire is the visible effect of the process of combustion – which is a type of chemical reaction that produces energy in the form of heat and light.

Three things must be present at the same time in order to produce fire:

  • FUEL - any combustible material - solid, liquid or gas.
  • OXYGEN - enough oxygen must be present in the atmosphere surrounding the fuel for fire to burn.
  • HEAT - enough heat energy must be applied to raise the fuel to its ignition temperature.

The combustion or chemical reaction will keep going as long as there is enough heat, fuel and oxygen. The combination of these three elements is frequently referred to as the "fire triangle" or “Fire triangle”.

When the three elements - Fuel, Heat and Oxygen - are present and combustion occurs, a fire can spread very easily. Heat will always travel from regions of high temperature to regions of lower temperature, no matter how small the temperature difference; it does this either by conduction, convection or radiation.

As stated earlier, three things must be present for a fire to occur, these being fuel, heat and oxygen. If these exist and a fire does occur, then there are three principal methods that can be used to extinguish the fire. These are:

  • Cooling
  • Starving
  • Smothering

Follow any fire training given

  • Raise alarm
  • Leave your place of work quickly and calmly using the nearest fire exit (which should be displayed by “running man” symbol) and closing all doors behind you
  • Do not stop to take belongings
  • Avoid using lifts or elevators unless they have been specially designed for use in the event of a fire and form part of the company evacuation plan
  • Once outside go to the designated assembly area.
  • Co-operate with fire wardens, marshals, co-ordinators and other such designated personnel
  • Do not re-enter the building until told to do so by someone in authority who has been given the all-clear from emergency services

I attended the Fire Warden course on site, at my.place of work. The instructor, Nathan, was great. Very professional and helpful. The course was very informative and interesting. I especially enjoyed the practical part. Would highly recommend!

Toni Rees, Silvercrest Group

Brent was very knowledgeable. He made everybody feel comfortable. It was a nice friendly environment

Jay Brockie, Fife Resource Solutions

Excellent Training service - cant fault them in any way. Well paced and clear training - both the theory and practical sides.

Paul Smith, Scottish Water

Great facilities really enjoyed the day. Have to admit the instructors were the best I've had with regards to their knowledge. Would definitely use them again. Well done keep up the good work

Gareth Baxter, Biochemica Water

Very informative and I feel much more confident with the skills I’ve picked up on these courses than I have with other courses I’ve attended in the past with other companies I will 100% recommend this training centre to others and il be back to top mine up when they expire.

Declan Raine, King Road Tyres
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  • We are a leading authority in confined space and at height technical rescue and we never rest in our goal to keep people safe.

  • We practice what we preach – our trainers are also operational rescue team members – so have real life stories to make the theory come alive.

  • We deliver best-in-class training so that anyone attending courses leaves capable of applying the knowledge to real-life situations.

  • Most of our courses are highly practical and feedback from delegates is excellent.

  • Nationwide service from our eight Training and Rescue Centres across the UK.

  • Are employed by us and trained to our own exacting standards.

  • Have real-life experience of working in high-risk environments and often share these with candidates.

  • Understand recognised learning styles and quickly adapt their delivery based on the needs of those being trained.

  • Ensure delegates are engaged by punctuating training with tests, quizzes and practical sessions.

  • Where possible, include information specific to delegates’ working practices so they leave ready to apply the learning in their day-to day roles.

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