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Information and Booking

Trainer: Fire Team
Cost: Internal - no charge.
External not available
Duration: 1 hour (11:00-12:00)
Read before you book: Unless otherwise stated, all courses are held in South Kensington.


Who should attend

This practical training will benefit those who are working with flammable substances in labs and workshop 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.
Faculty of Natural Sciences (FONS) PhDs and postgraduates will have separate sessions organised and should contact their Faculty Safety Officers in the first instance.
The workshop is dependent on the availability of Fire Officers and 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

An e-Learning course is also available: Fire Safety and Awareness Training

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.