What Is Fire Safety?

Establishments must be equipped with fire extinguishers to comply with safety regulations, but this is not a complete solution in terms of fire safety. Each organization must promote an internal set of rules and protocols to help avoid fires and, in case of emergency, to properly manage them. In addition, employees must receive rigorous training in fire prevention and evacuation in order to guarantee their safety and that of their colleagues.

In Canada, fire safety is ensured through the Fire Code regulation, under the Fire Protection and Prevention Act of 1997.

Who Needs Fire Safety Training?

No matter the industry or work environment, all employees and employers should benefit from fire safety training. As such, this course is addressed to all existing workers, potential job candidates, as well as companies that seek to comply with current safety regulations.

Nevertheless, there are some industries where the risk of fire is more prominent and the requirement for fire safety training is consequently stricter. These include:

  • Oil & Gas,
  • Logging & Forestry,
  • Mining,
  • Construction,
  • Automotive & Manufacturing,
  • Agriculture & Food,
  • Waste Management.

Who Is Responsible for Fire Safety Training?

According to the Government of Canada’s Occupational Health and Safety Act, employers are required to ensure a safe working environment for their employees. To this end, they are compelled not only to equip any establishment with fire extinguishers, but also to undergo fire safety training and implement it for all employees.

Meanwhile, employees are required to complete the training program and apply the strategies they learn in the workplace.

What Do You Need to Learn?

To successfully complete the program, you must be able to demonstrate awareness of the fire triangle and different classes of fire, as well as basic knowledge about how to use and maintain a fire extinguisher. In addition, you will be asked to describe typical sources of fire for prevention purposes, a number of prevention strategies, and emergency evacuation procedures.

How Long Is the Certificate Valid?

Employees who work in environments where the risk of fire is high should re-take this course on a yearly basis. Being aware of how to properly prevent or evacuate a fire can save your life and/or that of a colleague in an emergency.

What Other Courses Should I Take?

This course on Fire Safety is often purchased together with Fire Extinguisher training, Electrical Safety and Awareness, as well as WHMIS 2015.

For course recommendations that are tailored to your line of work, please access our industry-related pages and select a specific job. The packages described there include safety training programs designed to prepare you for all hazards associated with your work environment.

What Will You Learn?

1
Introduction to Fire Safety 20:00

Fire can break out anywhere, knowing the basic characteristics of fire and following a few simple fire safety procedures can prevent tragic and wasteful fire loss in your workplace.

2
Fire Risk Management 20:00

This module provides a brief overview of Fire Risk Management, including knowledge of workplace fire hazards, as well as what a fire prevention program should include.

3
Emergency Procedures for Responding to a Fire 20:00

This module provides a brief overview of Fire Risk Management, including knowledge of workplace fire hazards, as well as what a fire prevention program should include.

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