Fire Safety FAQs


Do all my staff need to have Fire Safety training or just some of them?

All your staff must be taught what to do in the event of a fire. Further information about this can be found on the website of the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG)

Do we learn how to use fire extinguishers on the course?

Yes, Fire Safety courses include how to choose and use the correct fire extinguisher. You will have an opportunity to use our fire extinguishers.

Can we do a Fire Safety course instead of a fire drill at our workplace?

No, all workplaces must take steps to instruct their staff on matters of fire safety.  A Fire Safety training course is not a substitute for doing regular fire drills at your workplace.

What is the Fire Safety Order 2005?

The Fire Safety Order 2005 is legislation which came into force on 1st October 2006 to alter the law on workplace fire safety.

The main changes were:

  • buildings are no longer issued with “Fire Certificates” by the local Fire Brigade.
  • employers are required to carry out a risk assessment
  • this item of fire safety legislation replaces multiple laws/regulations