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Fire safety training

Details of the fire training courses we offer businesses.

Last updated:
30 September 2019
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1 Overview

Fire safety in the workplace is a legal requirement for employers, owners, landlords, occupiers, building managers, managing agents, or anyone else with control of business or non-domestic premises!

Remember, you are equally accountable and liable for site safety, including visitors, customers, staff and anyone who is lawfully allowed to be on your premises.

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Using the expert knowledge of our Fire & Rescue Service trainers, most of whom are serving operational firefighters, you will receive the very best in fire safety training.

Courses can be tailor-made to suit your business and are designed to complement the findings in your fire risk assessment. Running them on your premises also ensures that the training is specific to your workplace.

Courses are competitively priced and we also offer places on our monthly open courses at various locations throughout West Sussex.

View and download our latest fire and safety training booklet.

Buy with Confidence members and Chamber of Commerce businesses are entitled to 5% off our courses!

We can also provide:

  • fire safety advice to assist you in meeting the requirements of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
  • a full fire extinguisher supply, service and annual maintenance service in accordance with BS5306 part 8, for businesses and schools
  • appropriate extinguisher provisions for identified risks contained within your workplace.

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2 On-site courses

On-site courses are fire safety training courses we offer at your business premises (price per group).

As well as the on-site training courses outlined below, we also offer a full fire extinguisher servicing, maintenance and sales service for businesses and schools.

Fire safety awareness training

This course is recommended for all employees. It provides staff with a basic understanding of fire and the actions to take in the event of a fire, such as evacuation procedures and human behaviour in fire. We also offer dedicated packages for residential care homes, schools and businesses.

  • Duration: 1 hour (theory only)
  • Maximum number of attendees: 20
  • Price per course: £350
Book a place

Fire extinguisher training

This  practical course is recommended for all employees. It builds on the foundation of the fire awareness course and will give your teams the opportunity to use the most common types of fire extinguishers in a safe and controlled environment.

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Maximum number of attendees: 15
  • Price per course: £440
Book a place

Fire warden training

This course provides appointed members of staff with a greater understanding of the action to be taken in the event of a fire. It includes their additional responsibilities, such as risk assessment in the workplace and will also give your staff the opportunity to use the most common types of fire extinguishers in a safe and controlled environment.

  • Duration: Half-day
  • Maximum number of attendees: 15
  • Price per course: £585
Book a place

Management of fire risk assessment

This is recommended for those responsible for managing fire safety in the workplace. This course covers all aspects of fire safety in commercial buildings including legislation, individual responsibilities and how to manage the fire risk assessment process.

  • Duration: Half-day
  • Maximum number of attendees: 15
  • Price per course: £585
Book a place

Manual handling

This course covers all aspects of manual handling and responsibilities in the workplace. It includes the most common causes of injuries at work. It also covers the structure of the human skeleton and how to use lifting and carrying techniques safely.

  • Duration: Half-day
  • Maximum number of attendees: 15
  • Price per course: £585
Book a place

3 Open courses

Open courses are fire safety training courses we offer at various West Sussex fire stations (price per head).

You can view course dates and locations on our calendar.

As well as the open training courses outlined below, we also offer a full fire extinguisher servicing, maintenance and sales service for businesses and schools.

Business continuity training

This course provides awareness and understanding of the importance of business continuity. It will help you to identify business vulnerabilities, recognise priorities and improve your business's ability to respond to and recover from a disruption.

  • Duration: All day
  • Price per head: £295
Book a place

Fire safety training

We offer a range of fire safety training courses carefully focused for a number of specific market sectors, for example, early years, care, schools and landlords.

The aim of this course is to provide you with a greater awareness of fire safety provisions and your additional responsibilities before and in the event of a fire.

The three hour course will introduce you to basic fire safety training in the workplace and provide you with the opportunity to use portable firefighting equipment.

An outside demonstration of this equipment will be undertaken, providing there are suitable local facilities.

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Price per head: £125
Book a place

Fire extinguisher training

This informative and engaging course is for all members of staff. It is designed to introduce you to the different types of fire and the most appropriate types of fire extinguishers to use. The course will allow you to use the most common types of fire extinguisher and fire blanket in a safe and controlled environment.

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Price per head: £70
Book a place

Fire warden/marshal training

This course is for all fire wardens and marshals. It will introduce you to basic fire safety training in the workplace. You will have the opportunity to use fire equipment at an outside demonstration.

  • Duration: Half-day
  • Price per head: £135
Book a place

Management of risk course

This course is designed to enable managers to fulfil and understand their fire risk assessment needs and to comply with workplace fire risk legislation.

  • Duration: Half-day
  • Price per head: £155
Book a place

4 Specialist training courses

Specialist courses are training courses where the location, group size and price is determined by needs.

As well as the specialist training courses outlined below, we also offer a full fire extinguisher servicing, maintenance and sales service for businesses and schools.

Email or phone us if you have a query or to book your training using the details below.

Breathing apparatus

For businesses that require their employees to wear breathing apparatus as part of their day-to-day activities, or as a member of onsite emergency teams. Using our experienced specialist instructors and facilities we create a training package to suit your precise needs. Competitively priced and using either your own or our equipment, we can cater for all of your breathing apparatus needs.

  • Duration: 1-14 days
  • Maximum number of delegates: 12
  • Price per course: Varies depending on the type and duration of the course.

Confined space

For businesses who require their employees to operate in confined spaces as defined by the Confined Space Regulations 1997. This course provides managers and supervisors with an overview of the legislation and the various safety procedures which need to be put in place when working in confined spaces.

  • Duration: Half-day or 1 day
  • Maximum number of delegates: 12
  • Price per course: Varies depending on the type and duration of the course.

Evacuation

This course provides appointed members of staff with a greater understanding of the action to be taken in the event of a fire. It includes their additional responsibilities with regard to your site’s evacuation policy, as well as looking at your premises building construction and current fire protection. The course can also cover the use of any evacuation equipment, if present.

  • Duration: Varies depending on requirements
  • Maximum number of delegates: 15
  • Price per course: Varies depending on the duration of the course.

Hoist training

This practical course, aimed at the care market, covers a range of operational aspects such as; how best to reduce the risk of injury, safe access and movement whilst operating equipment.

  • Duration: Half-day
  • Maximum number of attendees: 15
  • Price per course: £585

Safe working at heights

We can put together a training package to suit your precise needs. This enables employers to comply fully with the Working at Height Regulations 2005.

  • Duration: Half-day or 1 day
  • Maximum number of delegates: 12
  • Price per course: Varies depending on the type and duration of the course.

Water safety/swiftwater rescue training

For employees who work on or near water. We can create a training package to suit your precise needs, with training courses to DEFRA Levels 1-3.

  • Duration: Varies depending on the type of course.
  • Maximum number of delegates: 12
  • Price per course: Varies depending on the type and duration of the course.

5 Customer testimonials

Below are some of the testimonials we have received from people who have attended our training courses.

"The training my colleagues and I received in the use of fire extinguishers was excellent. The trainer engaged the group very well providing a thorough and extremely useful combination of practical and audio visual experience." - The Pallant Gallery, Chichester

"We use FRSCT for all our Fire awareness, Fire marshalls and extinguisher training. The trainer was very informative and knowledgeable in his field. I feel my staff always gain from his training sessions and I feel confident they will know what to do in the event of fire alarms sounding." - Warren Drive Care Home

"Working with fire and rescue was a great experience. The firefighters were absolutely brilliant - clearly very good at what they do! Practical as well as theoretical training kept it more engaging and the trainers were very good at engaging us and keeping our attention." - RSPCA, West Sussex

"Excellent, could not be faulted." - Stanbridge House Rest Home

"The instructor was very professional - his lectures were interesting and thorough in all aspects." - Anonymous

"I left feeling that I had learnt something, having operated a fire extinguisher for the first time ever. The trainer kept us focused and engaged throughout the course." - Switch Signs

"All staff appreciated knowing what happens when a carbon dioxide fire extinguisher is used." - Harlands Primary School

"Just wanted to drop you a note to say thanks, they loved the session, especially the videos on human and fire behaviour which helped underline previous CFS training." - WSFRS Youth Initiatives

"Great session and I would like to pass on my appreciation and gratitude for the fine work provided by the trainer. We all learnt a great deal and felt much more prepared for our volunteering work." - Bognor Regis Youth & Community Centre

"I am writing to thank you for the fire safety session. The trainer was absolutely brilliant and provided a comprehensive, engaging and wholly appropriate session." - Anonymous

"It was pitched exactly right for our group, which included people with mental health issues and learning difficulties, so that each participant was fully immersed in the topic and really enjoyed the practical exercises." - Anonymous

6 Book a place

Use the link below to register and book a place.

Book your place and register online (external link)

When making your selection, enter the name of the course in the ‘Keyword’ field. From the ‘Starts during or after’ field, select ‘Anytime’ from the drop-down menu. You will need to complete a booking for each person attending the course. 

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