Fire and explosions in the workplace can be dangerous for employees. Not just construction sites and industrial plants, but also office spaces, buildings and other general industry facilities. Any type of business could potentially catch fire. It is the responsibility of the employer to develop and implement fire and life safety programs for the protection of their workers through fire prevention measures, fire protection and fire suppression.
In this course, students will learn about the employer's roles & responsibilities as well as the codes and standards of fire and life safety in the workplace allowing them to implement industry best practices focused on the reduction of life loss due to fire and explosion. This includes fire prevention, protection and suppression as well as general life safety.
Any employer, manager, employee or employee representative who, as part of a safety and health program, would have responsibility for the development and/or maintenance of safety programs, emergency action plans, fire systems, inspection responsibilities or compliance responsibilities.
After the course, students will be able to:
- identify, interpret and follow regulations, codes and standards related to fire & life safety
- relate NFPA 101 (Life Safety Code) to buildings and facilities
- ensure adherence to code & regulatory requirements for fire detection, suppression systems, and portable fire extinguishers
- create Emergency Action Plans, Fire Prevention Plans and Hazardous Materials Business Plans
- identify fire protection features in buildings and facilities
Course Number: FPM-40528
Other Credit: CEU 4.0