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Information and Booking

Trainer: MK & Bucks Fire Training
Cost: Internal - no charge.
External not available
Read before you book: All courses at South Kensington unless specified otherwise.
For all dates shown below, you will be able to choose from the following ½ hour slots:
am sessions 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30
pm sessions 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30

Dates: 
2022:
20 January (am or pm) – SK
10 February (am or pm) – SK
24 February (am or pm) – SK
17 March (am or pm) – SK
14 April (am or pm) – SK

Who should attend

This practical training will benefit those who are working with flammable substances in labs and workshops based on risk assessment:

  • Staff and postgraduate students
  • Safety Officers
  • Laboratory Managers
  • Workshop Managers
  • Supervisors and Technicians

Essential Information

All College participants must complete the mandatory e-learning course Fire Safety and Awareness Training prior to attendance. The workshop is dependent on weather conditions. 
The Fire Office will also run Fire Wardens Training as part of the Fire Safety Policy.

Key Areas

  • How fires start and spread
  • Steps to take to prevent fires
  • Methods of extinguishing fires
  • Types of fire fighting equipment and their uses
  • Smoke and gas hazards produced by fires
  • What to do in the event of discovering a fire
  • When not to tackle a fire
  • Key responsibilities

Further information

The course is run on a number of occasions in order to cater for staff working in particular departments, divisions and buildings in the College. Additional training sessions are also held upon request e.g. for Residences staff during the Easter and summer vacations.