This training programme highlights the unique fire safety risks associated with schools and other educational premises and offers expert guidance for those with responsibility for maintaining fire safety within them.
Divided into six main modules that can be viewed together or separately, it covers induction training for teaching staff, management responsibilities, preventing deliberate fires and school emergency and contingency plans.
- Introduction: Why fire safety is important in the school environment, the main causes of fire and the importance of regular training for staff.
- Fire safety induction: General hazard spotting, action in the event of fire, evacuation strategies and fire safety equipment.
- Fire extinguishers: Common types of fire extinguisher, and how and when each should be used.
- Preventing deliberate fires: Actions that can be taken to reduce the vulnerability of schools to attack by vandals and arsonists.
- Management responsibilities: Management duties under the law, an overview of fire risk assessment, and training and ongoing fire safety measures.
- School emergency and contingency plans: Advice on planning for an emergency, dealing with multi-building sites, young or special needs pupils, and residential or out-of-hours use.