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In June, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) announced the requirement for all workplace first-aiders to be trained in the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) from 31 December 2016. This is as a result of a change to the guidelines of the Resuscitation Council UK, which now state that when managing a casualty in need of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), a first-aider must request an AED.
To accommodate these changes and cover the use of an AED, our awarding body will be amending the qualification specification and practical assessment pack for the following qualifications:
From 31 December 2016 Tees Safety Training will assess learners in the use of an AED. All learners will be trained and assessed on their ability to demonstrate the following skills:
A short guide to making your premises safe from fire identifies 5 steps to fire risk assessment as follows:
Very probably yes! How many?
A good question, and the answer is largely depending on size of building, number of staff and so on. Looking at the duties and responsibilities, it may be fine for one person to deal with all of it in a small office space. However, in a multi room or multi floored building with tens (or hundreds) of staff, it’s clearly too much responsibility for one person.
Is Fire Safety Really an Issue?
Unfortunately, yes. For organisations and businesses, the truth is that fires do happen and the risk is significant enough to do something about it. In addition:
A Fire Marshal is also responsible for performing fire drills and ensuring the safe evacuation of the staff in the event of a fire.
Added to the actual list of responsibilities, consideration is needed for staff going on training, staff going on holiday or staff being off sick. In those situations, having at least one other marshal in place would make sense.
If you’ve any specific questions about our Fire Marshal training, or why having a fire marshal is so important, just get in touch and we’ll talk to you about it.