Implementing online fire safety training into your organisation will ensure you meet your legal obligations for fire safety. Online learning is seeing a surge in popularity. It’s experienced a tremendous 900% growth rate since 2000, making it the quickest growing market in the education industry. All organisations have an obligation to adhere to fire safety regulations.
Organisations need to provide adequate health and safety training that protects workers welfare and safety. Part of this obligation is to ensure that employees can attend fire safety training. Organisations should implement adequate safety measures and make provisions for the delivery of quality online fire safety training.
Although classroom learning has its benefits, fire safety eLearning is just as effective at reducing the risk of fire. Therefore, with online learning still a growing market, and changes to workplace practices due to Covid-19, your organisation could benefit from introducing online fire safety training.
In many organisations, the responsible person for fire safety will create training materials rather than deliver them in a classroom setting. The material will be developed into an engaging and interactive online fire safety training programme.
Our fire safety training course helps you understand your responsibilities under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and ensures everyone in your workplace knows the risk of workplace fires. Our fire risk assessment services help you ensure that you undertake a suitable and sufficient FRA assessment.
The benefits of online fire safety training
There are many benefits associated with capitalising on online learning’s popularity and implementing an in-depth online fire safety training programme into your organisation’s training routine:
The way eLearning is delivered means that students can be automatically enrolled in courses and they can access learning materials instantly. ELearning 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. More experienced team members can access refresher online fire safety training if new legislation is introduced or working practices change.
With classroom learning, ensuring that everyone can attend training sessions can be a problematic process with potential absentees and/or conflicting schedules being hindrances. Time and location are irrelevant when it comes to eLearning. Courses are delivered entirely online, so employees can study at a time and place that is convenient for them.
94% of employees say they’d stay in an organisation that invests more in training. Some employees will engage more effectively with online fire safety training because they can access the material when they wish and study at their own pace. The way in which online fire safety training is delivered can also increase knowledge retention. Learners are actively interacting with the content rather than just listening to someone talk through slide after slide of information.
Unlike classroom learning, online fire safety training is cost-effective and relatively straightforward to produce. It’s also easy to tailor it to the specific requirements of your organisation. There may be certain procedures that are only applicable to your organisation for example, so editing course content to incorporate some new protocols or procedures is relatively straightforward.
Fire safety training is becoming increasingly popular. 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.
When can I use online fire safety training?
Online learning is designed in a way to be accommodating and flexible, both in its delivery and in practice. Online fire safety training can be applied across a wide range of scenarios and circumstances, such as:
- Training new employees at your organisation.
- If there are legal changes to fire safety regulations.
- In preparation for a fire safety inspection.
- Requesting current employees to refresh their knowledge.
- If internal fire risk assessments need to be carried out.
At Praxis42, we’re BAFE SP205 accredited and NSI Gold accredited in fire safety, and our fire safety training is IOSH Approved. Delivering fire safety online learning is a great way of introducing new training programmes into your organisation that your employees can easily engage with.
Our Registered Fire Risk Assessors are the best solution to achieve compliance and protect your organisation and our Fire Safety Training helps ensure your organisation complies with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order and supports organisational awareness on fire safety, fire hazards and fire prevention.