How often should fire extinguisher training be done?
Fire extinguisher training should be undertaken every twelve months for those who are designated to operate them.
In the UK it is a requirement that at least one person be trained in the correct selection and use of extinguishers however back-up and holiday cover must be provided also. Many employers are opting to train most if not all staff as online training becomes more and more affordable.
The decision to train all staff gives the business the best chance of somebody being available to tackle a fire while it is still small. However, in the past the cost was very restrictive but with the boom in video / DVD training and more recently online-training at greatly reduced costs, it is not uncommon to find all employees are given extinguisher training.
No doubt hands-on would be the ideal but it is usually not the most cost-effective and with other types of training being an accepted alternative (as long as they include a test) then the switch to online is huge.
The requirement to re-train every twelve months makes an online training portal the ideal solution and for only £19.95 for lifetime access then it’s an easy decision.
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