Fire Awareness Training
The Occupational Health and Safety Act requires that every employee must be trained in workplace specific hazards known as WHMIS Training.
Duration: 4 hours, 1 year
Each participant is trained in all aspects of health and safety basics and their rights and duties under the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Each participant also learns about hazards and symbols in the workplace, their rights as an employee and that they have the right to refuse work that is not safe. This course runs 4 hours. This course is current and up to date and many participants have commented that they learned more from this particular WHMIS training than from other WHMIS training courses they have attended previously.
The safe operation of portable fire extinguishers is your first line of defense in protecting your people and property in the event of a fire. The objective of our Fire Awareness Training is to inform, demonstrate and provide confidence to employees in the safe and effective use of fire extinguishers in the workplace. Fires start small and may be extinguished by well-trained, knowledgeable employees using the proper equipment.
Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to:
- Explain how the issue of fire safety is addressed by occupational health and safety (OHS) legislation in Canada and identify the fire safety responsibilities of employers and those of workers
- Describe safe work practices that can reduce the risk of fire
- Know what to do in the event of a fire
- Recognize fire-related situations in which the use of a fire extinguisher is appropriate and situations in which it is best to evacuate rather than try to put out the fire
- Identify the types of extinguishers and the classes of fire that can be put out using each type of extinguisher
- Know how to use a fire extinguisher
- Understand the maintenance and servicing requirements related to fire extinguishers