Employers are not required to provide fire safety training to employees. However, it is a good idea for employers to provide this training because it can prevent fires from occurring in their workplace.
Employees should be aware of the fire prevention techniques that are used in their workplace and should know how to use them properly if an emergency situation arises. This will help them to escape from the building without being harmed by smoke or flames.
However, it is important that all employees are provided with information about fire safety in the workplace. This may include:
- providing information about how to respond if there is a fire at work;
- providing information about what to do if you get caught in a fire;
- providing information about the function of a smoke alarm and how to use it; and
- providing information on first aid procedures for burns or other injuries caused by fires.
Employers in Australia must provide fire safety training if the employee has been trained for their job and the workplace is considered a risk of fire.
This applies to any workplace, including:
• Restaurants, cafes and bars
• Banks and other financial institutions
• Hotels, motels and hostels
• Temporary accommodation providers (such as holiday parks)
• Workplaces that provide childcare services (eg childminding, nannying)
Employers have to provide fire safety training Australia. This training is required because it ensures that the employees are aware of the hazards and risks associated with working in an environment where there can be a fire. The training must include information on what to do if there is a fire, how to extinguish it, and how to deal with any other emergencies that may arise during the course of their shift.
Employees should also be taught how to use their personal fire extinguishers properly, and how to use them safely. They should also be given instructions on what not to do when using them, such as using them near flammable materials or electrical equipment such as computers or light switches. If possible, employers should require employees who are not trained in this field to participate in refresher courses once every two years or so.
The law does not require employers to provide formal fire safety training for their employees; however, they may choose this option if they wish. However, it is important for employers who choose this option to make sure that all employees understand how important it is for them to take steps that will protect themselves and others from harm in case there is an emergency at work
Workplace fires are one of the most common causes of death and injury in Australia. In 2006, there were 1,512 workplace deaths due to fire-related incidents and 6,178 serious injuries from fires at work (ABS 2008a).
The Workplace Health and Safety Regulation 2005 (WA) protects workers from being injured by unsafe systems of work. This includes preventing fires occurring in workplaces by ensuring that all hazards identified through risk assessments are removed or made safe.