Fire risks and awareness

Can you, your tenants and customers do more to prevent a fire-related incident?

Fire risks and awareness

Across England alone last year, there were nearly 500,000 incidents attended by fire and rescue services; nearly a third of them were fire incidents. For every million people in England there were 4.8 fire-related fatalities.

Household cooking appliances such as microwaves, toasters and kettles, which are also often used in offices, were the biggest cause of fires.

The impact of a fire-related incident can be enormous, both emotionally and financially, including medical, building repair and insurance costs, with potential fines for the individuals or businesses involved in the management of the property.

Understanding and identifying potential fire-related risks should be a high priority within your risk assurance policies and procedures. This training day will raise your understanding of the management and operational processes to enable effective prevention of fire-related incidents and ensure the safety and wellbeing of your workforce, tenants, customers and service providers.

This course covers

  • The legal framework
  • Understanding your responsibilities
  • Understanding and identifying fire risks
  • Effective fire risk management
  • Practical documentation to deliver assurance
  • Testing that your approach is working.

Who should attend?

All frontline and site based staff, team leaders and managers as well as those with direct responsibility for strategic oversight and management of property and landlord services across single or multiple property portfolios, including:

  • Fire marshals and prevention officers
  • Health and safety leads
  • Housing officers, support workers, neighbourhood officers, customer service staff and teams, resident wardens, caretakers, estate managers and other key site based staff
  • Managers and staff responsible for the development of policies and procedures in this vital area.

Fire risks and awareness

Andy Turner

Health and safety Andy Turner

Andy Turner has over twenty years experience of managing occupational health and safety and enterprise risk management in the public and private sector. Andy has designed and delivered award-winning health and safety and risk management systems for the housing sector over the last seven years and has spoken at national conferences on safety and risk issues. He has a practical and common sense approach to managing risk with a clear focus on the priorities you need to ensure compliance and good practice.

training track record

HQN has a track record of helping organisations achieve real and lasting performance improvements. If you are interested in accessing this training package, please contact us by emailing