For any business small or large the risk of a fire is a huge concern as it can result in operational disruption, property loss, injury, or worse a fatality. There are measures that businesses can put in place to prevent fires however, it is important that business owners and facility managers recognise the value of investing in staff fire safety training.

Employers have a duty of care and OH&S legislation stipulates that a person conducting a business must ensure the health and safety of their employees, so far as is reasonably practicable. This includes the provision of any necessary information, training, instruction or supervision.

Not everyone within a business needs to be trained in fire safety; depending on the business size there should only be a number of trained fire wardens ready to assist in the event of a fire.

Under the Australian Standard 3745-2010 Planning for emergencies in facilities, there is a requirement for an emergency control organisation to be established and the appointment of chief and deputy fire wardens for a building or facility. Furthermore, emergency control organisation members must attend skills retention training every six months.

Fire warden training is highly beneficial for equipping chosen fire wardens with the skills and knowledge to carry out their duties in the event of a fire covering emergency procedures, site familiarisation, understanding fire protection equipment, and how to use fire extinguishers.

At RAC DTEC we offer fire warden training for businesses’ employees that is tailored to your company’s work-site and emergency policies. This course provides relevant information to ensure the safety of your workforce and compliance to workplace safety legislation.

It is an invaluable, and potentially life-saving, investment to have a confident team of fire wardens in place within your business along with an emergency evacuation plan.

The Fire Warden course can be booked online or call 6189 4646 to discuss how RAC DTEC can help meet your health and safety obligations.