In the construction industry, fire safety is extremely important, particularly due to the amount of combustible materials on a construction site. The NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management is available to take with the awarding body NEBOSH and enables workers to carry out their daily duties safely.
Those who take this course will be qualified to carry out fire risk assessments in their place of work so it is suitable for supervisors, managers and those who wish to become fire safety officers. All who take the course will learn to minimise all fire hazards as well as safeguard employees in the event of a fire. NEBOSH may also come to your place of employment to tailor the course to your workplace but generally the course covers the causes and prevention of fires, building fire protection and safety for employees in the event of a fire.
The NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management can be taken as part of a block course or those who wish to take it may be able to over a number of weeks during the day or in the evenings. Despite this course being available, being trained means following the training to the letter but accidents still have the potential to happen if there are any deviations from fire safety.
Potential fire-related accidents
Fires can cause serious burns, loss of possessions or more serious injuries if workers are not adequately trained in fire safety and risk management. By failing to control all of the potential fire hazards, your employer is putting you at risk of an accident or injury.
Falls from height may occur if a fire spreads or someone could fall if there is a rush to get out of the building in the event of a fire or explosion. Should you have evidence that someone else was at fault for any accidents or injuries, the Accident Advice Helpline can assist.
How to make a claim
Just pick up the phone and give Accident Advice Helpline a call free on our 24-hour line. We work with a team of solicitors and we will refer you to the relevant expert to discuss your accident or injury with.
If your accident happened within the last three years and you have evidence that someone else was at fault, then we can begin processing a claim for compensation should you wish to do so.
Your cash payout may help you with any unforeseen medical costs related to your accident as well as any loss of wages.
Date Published: June 15, 2014
Author: David Brown
Category: Health and safety at work