It comes ahead of Business Fire Safety Week from 10 to 16 September. As part of the week fire safety training is taking place at Worthing Fire Station.
The fire service runs courses throughout the year to help businesses meet their fire safety legislation requirements, giving their staff hands-on experience of using fire extinguishers and fire blankets.
Leisure centre manager, Simon Burton, based in Bognor Regis, recently completed the training. He said: “It was a great course. It more than met the training objectives and I would highly recommend it to other employers in the county.”
Debbie Kennard, West Sussex County Council cabinet member for Safer, Stronger Communities, said: “I would encourage local businesses to book a place. These courses are designed to help the county’s businesses meet their fire safety requirements. Any employer can benefit from attending one of these courses.”
Three types of course available:
- Fire extinguisher training - suitable for all members of staff and introduces them to different types of fire and the most appropriate types of fire extinguisher to use. Participants will be able to try using fire extinguishers and fire blankets in a safe, controlled environment. £60 per person (excluding VAT) – 2 hours.
- Fire warden / marshal training - an introduction to basic fire safety training in the workplace and is aimed at all fire wardens and fire marshals. £115 per person (excluding VAT) – half day.
- Management of risk – this course is for managers. It enables them to manage fire safety in the workplace and helps them perform a fire risk assessment. £135 per person (excluding VAT) – half day
Bespoke courses can also be organised.
West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service is at the heart of West Sussex County Council’s Communities and Public Protection Directorate, working to support communities to become safer, stronger and more resilient through a combination of prevention, protection and response activities.