News: PDP Fire Safety Training

Posted on 19th September 2019

Extinguisher Training…………… Do I or my staff need it?


There is a view held by some business owners that staff do not need training in the use of fire extinguishers, that this is dangerous and should not be attempted. This is normally driven by the fear of staff becoming injured and ultimately litigation should a member of staff become injured.


It should be noted that all fires have a small beginning such as a lit match, smouldering computer or even an overheating motor on a machine. All these fires are manageable but left unchecked they’ll develop, and in the worst-case lead to the loss of a premise this not only impact on your ability to deliver your products but also a loss of qualified staff.


The Chief Fire Officers Association estimated that 60% of private companies never recover from a fire and most small businesses are gone within two years of suffering a fire. The statistics speak for themselves – 94% of the time portable fire extinguisher are used it puts out the fire typically within the initial two minutes, 80% of all fires can be successfully extinguished using portable fire extinguishers.


We recommend that a third of your staff should receive formal training in the use of fire extinguishers.


PDP can attend your site and deliver this training. We have a fire rig and will train your staff in the use of Co2 and Water extinguishers, and if requested Foam extinguishers. There is a short presentation that teaches staff how fire and smoke spread, risks in the work place and more importantly how to spot damaged extinguishers.


PDP Services provide a full complement of fire safety services including fire extinguishers, fire marshal / warden training, fire risk assessments, fire safety training and fire alarms.


For a competitive quote or for further information please contact us on 01444 480444 or email Neil Pocock


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