Fire Safety in Schools DVD
This new training programme provides an overview of the
issues to be considered when maintaining fire safety in schools. It
highlights the unique fire safety risks associated which such premises
and offers expert guidance for those with responsibility for
maintaining fire safety within them.
The DVD is divided into six main modules which can be
viewed together or separately, training can be tailored to individual
Module 1: Introduction
Around 1500 schools suffer a fire each year, this brief
chapter details of the main causes and highlights the importance of
regular staff training.
Module 2: Induction training:
This module covers everything that staff should know
about fire safety including: typical school fire hazards; action in
the event of fire; evacuation strategies; and fire safety equipment.
Module 3: Fire extinguishers
This module is used for training staff in the use of
fire extinguishers and fire blankets. It identifies the types of fire
for which they can be used and how they are operated.
Module 4: Deliberate fires
Approximately 75% of fires in schools are started
deliberately. This module highlights actions that can be taken to
reduce the vulnerability of schools to arson attacks.
Module 5: Management responsibilities
Head teachers are generally responsible for compliance
with fire safety legislation in their school. This module outlines
their main duties under the law, and provides an overview of the fire
risk assessment process. It also describes the training and ongoing
measures that should be in place.
Module 6: Emergency and contingency plans
This last module offers advice on the issues that
should be taken into account when planning for emergencies. It
includes useful reminders on factors to consider when dealing with
multi-building sites; young or special needs pupils; and residential
or out of hours use.
Total running time: approx 45 minutes
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