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Useful Points For the Fire Training of Employees

Adequate And Sufficient Training In Fire Safety At Workplaces Should Be Provided Periodically At Suitable Intervals To All People Working In The Premises, And May Be Supplemented By Additional Written Instructions.

In Workplaces Where Members Of The Public Will Be Present, Training Should Be Given To Ensure Every Employee Receives Instructions At Least Once, Though Preferably Twice, In 12 Months.

It Is Particularly Important That All Newly Appointed Employees Should Receive Fire Safety Training Immediately Before They Start Work. Managers Should Ensure Those Who Work On Shifts And Others Who Work Outside Normal Hours, Such As Cleaners, Are Included In Such Training.

If An Employee’S Knowledge Of Chinese Or English Is Limited, Training Should Be Given In A Manner They Can Understand. Non-Cantonese Or English Speakers And Employees Who Have A Poor Understanding Of Written Chinese Or English Should Be Taken Into Account When Written Instructions Are Being Prepared.

The Following Subjects Should Be Covered In Each Training Session, With Practical Exercises Where Possible : –

  • General Fire Prevention;
  • The Action To Be Taken Upon Discovering A Fire;
  • The Method Of Raising The Alarm;
  • The Action To Be Taken Upon Hearing A Fire Alarm;
  • The Correct Method Of Calling The Fire Services Department Or The Police Force (By Dialing 999);
  • The Location And Use Of Fire Fighting Equipment;
  • Knowledge Of Means Of Escape, Assembly Points And Roll Call Procedure;
  • Stopping Machines And Processes And Isolating Power Supplies Where Appropriate;
  • The Evacuation Procedure For The Building, Including Any Special Arrangements For Disabled Employees And The Prohibition Of Using Lifts. Where Members Of The Public Are Present This Will Include Checking The Public Areas, Informing And Reassuring The Public And Directing Or Escorting Them To Exits; And
  • Close All Smoke Doors At All Times.

Details Of The Training And Instructions Given Should Be Recorded In A Log, Which Should Also Detail:

  • The Date Of The Instruction Or Exercise;
  • The Duration;
  • The Name Of The Person Giving The Instruction;
  • The Names Of The People Receiving The Instruction; And
  • The Nature Of The Instruction, Training Or Drill.

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