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Fire Safety Training FAQs

Here are our frequently asked questions regarding fire safety training. If you can’t find an answer to your question here, get in touch with us using the contact information at the bottom of the page.

Why do I need to be Fire Safety trained?

You need to be Fire Safety trained because it is a legal requirement, laid out under the Regulatory Reform Order 2005. This rule applies to business premises and HMOs (Houses in Multiple Occupation) that employ five or more staff members, including part-time employees. Fire Safety training will also be required if your premises is open to the public.

What is the Fire Regulatory Reform Order 2005?

This government act was introduced to improve fire safety in workplaces and public areas, and to outline a minimum standard for all non-domestic premises to adhere to. An employer must designate one or several responsible persons (RPs) who are trained to carry out certain fire safety duties and to look after the fire risk assessment.

How does Fire Safety Training benefit me and my business?

When running a business it’s vital that the safety of staff, visitors, the premises itself, and the contents of the premises are all protected from the dangers of fire. Fire Safety Training gives your staff the information, practice and training to be legally compliant, to be diligent to fire risk, and to know what steps to take in the event of a suspected fire. This protects the future safety of your business and everyone in it, and could help to minimise costly damage caused by a fire emergency.

What sort of organisation or business needs Fire Safety Training?

  • Any premises that employs 5 or more staff members, part time staff included
  • A premises open to the public
  • A HMO (Houses in Multiple Occupation)

What does the Trainer do during his visit?

Fire Action’s training courses are comprehensive and provide attendees with all the information they need to competently deal with a fire outbreak situation. We tailor our training with your premises and personal Fire Risk Assessment in mind, and cover both theoretical and practical content that is based around the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

Subjects include:

  • Correct use of your premises’ fire safety equipment
  • Actions to take in event of a fire
  • Identifying fire hazards
  • Practical work extinguishing live fires on our gas rig
  • Management of fire safety in the workplace
  • Understanding of fire protection measures installed in your premises

How long does the visit last?

Our course length will depend on how many attendees are in the group, but generally the training will last 2 hours.

Does the Training visit disrupt my business?

This depends on how your business operates. Whilst Fire Action make every effort to cause minimal disruption to your daily operations, this training does require the trainer to interact with the Responsible Persons and others enrolled on the training. We may also need to access your fire escape routes and exits as part of the course.

What do I get at the end of the Fire Safety Training?

Certificates are awarded on completion of the course.


If you have a question that has not been answered here, do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of the Fire Action team. With over 15 years as South East England’s leading independent fire safety and security providers, we are happy to help you understand any of our invaluable services.

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