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The Importance of Fire Safety Training

Posted by Tracy Seward

All organisations have an obligation to keep their employees safe and part of this obligation is to ensure that employees can attend fire safety training. Businesses should not only implement adequate safety measures but make provisions for the delivery of quality fire safety training.

Although it is true to a certain extent that classroom learning has its benefits, e-learning is just as effective at reducing the risk of fire and it also ensures that you are meeting your legal obligations for fire safety.

In many businesses, the Responsible Person for fire safety will write the training materials but rather than delivering them in a classroom setting, the material will be developed into an engaging and interactive training programme. There are also many other benefits associated with e-learning:

#1 On-Demand

The way e-learning is delivered means that students can be automatically enrolled in courses and they can access learning materials instantly. E-learning is one of the most effective ways to ensure that new members of the team receive their mandatory fire safety training as soon as possible. Even more experienced team members can access refresher training as new legislation is introduced or working practices change.

#2 Flexibility

With classroom learning, ensuring that everyone can attend the training can be a problematic process. Time and location are irrelevant when it comes to e-learning. Courses are delivered entirely online, so employees can study at a time and place that is convenient for them.

#3 Greater Engagement

Some employees will engage more effectively with online learning because they can access the material when they wish and study at their own pace. The way in which online learning is delivered can also increase knowledge retention because learners are actively interacting with the content rather than just listening to someone talk through slide after slide of information.

#4 Bespoke Training

Unlike classroom learning, fire safety training through e-learning is cost-effective and relatively straightforward to produce. It is also very easy to tailor it to the specific requirements of your business which is one of the legal requirements for fire safety training. There may be certain procedures that are only applicable to your organisation for example, so editing the content to incorporate some new protocols or procedures is relatively straightforward.

Fire safety training is becoming increasingly popular for many business owners. Not only does it offer a range of benefits, but it is also cost-effective and even increases employee engagement too. Knowledgeable employees are more likely to fully implement fire safety procedures and react appropriately in an emergency.

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