Fire Safety Training for Landlords (Yorkshire)

Fire safety training is of paramount importance in any building and for any person. When you’re equipped with the latest fire safety training and knowledge , you have the potential to save someone’s life in the event of an emergency or fire outbreak.

In this blog, we will specifically explore the importance of fire safety training for landlords. As owners of of residential or commercial properties, landlords have a duty to keep guests, tenants, and visitors safe at all times.

This blog covers topics related to fire safety training for landlords including:

  • The importance of fire safety training 
  • Legal requirements 
  • Overview of landlord fire safety training
  • How we can help at Absolute Health Fire Safety
  • & so much more! 

As always, if you need further support after reading this blog then please get in touch with our team by calling us directly on 0113 418 2911. Alternatively, use our online contact form.

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The Importance of Fire Safety Training for Landlords

Fire safety training for landlords is essential for several critical reasons.

Fire safety training helps landlords understand what types of fires there are, the importance of installing and maintaining fire safety equipment and so much more.

From comprehensive fire safety training conducted by Absolute Health Fire Safety, you’ll also learn how to conduct regular fire safety inspections and drills, ensuring that all employees or tenants are prepared in the event of a fire emergency.

Beyond the immediate safety benefits, fire safety training for landlords has legal implications. In many cases, landlords are legally required to comply with fire safety regulations and standards. Failure to do so can result in severe penalties, including hefty fines and worse.

Training for landlords helps to keep you up to date with the latest laws and ensures you are protecting your people and property to maximum fire safety. Fires can have devastating effects on buildings and the assets within it so knowing what to do when one occurs could reduce the time the fire has to cause damage.

Additionally, some insurance companies offer lower premiums to landlords who can demonstrate they have received fire safety training and have implemented comprehensive fire safety measures in their properties.

The last point we’d like to make is that by taking on fire safety training and demonstrating that you know what you’re talking about, you give confidence to your tenants. Feeling secure in an environment is massively underrated but hugely important.

Legal Requirements for Fire Safety Training

Landlords are responsible for ensuring properties are safe for tenants and visitors. One major element of this relates to ensuring fire safety equipment is installed and added.

Fire safety equipment such as smoke alarms on every floor of a building and carbon monoxide alarms in certain areas as well as fire extinguishers, fire blankets and more should be well thought out.

There are regulations that landlords must adhere to under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and in your fire safety training, we will go into some detail about this. This keeps you compliant and gives you skills and knowledge that we feel are essential to everyday life but especially for someone who is responsible for occupants of an entire building.

Course Content for Fire Safety Training

Take a look at the different parts of our fire safety training courses for landlords:

Introduction – It’s always good to formally introduce yourself to a new group of people so we will do this at the beginning of the course. We will also find out about you as the landlords and go into some general information on fire safety, some top-line legislations and the importance of people being able to deal with fire.

Understand Fire – There are so many different types of fires with various classes, characteristics and more so in this part we will get to understand fire. With landlords of varying building sizes, there could be fires starting for lots of reasons. You must be able to know what you’re looking at as the sole responsible owner of the building.

Fire risk assessments – Fire risk assessments are vital for highlighting risks and hazards so we delve into why you need them, how to get them done, how often to get them done and more. Sometimes there are way less obvious things that the naked eye misses. In this part we will go into some detail on what to look out for.

Evacuation routes – Being confident that you can explain to tenants where they need to go in order to evacuate safely from your building is super important. As a specialist, we will look at your specific building and provide custom advice on this during our training course.

Emergency plans – Similar to evacuation routes, tenants must be made aware of what to do in the state of an emergency. Training will allow you to understand what the best course of action is for your building. You can then convey this to your tenants so they can get out quickly and safely if they need to.

Get Your Landlord Fire Safety Training From Absolute Health Fire Safety

There you have it, an insight into fire safety training courses for landlords. It’s essential that a landlord is knowledgeable and accountable to keeping their property safe.

We urge you to get in touch with us if you feel you need to work on this as we’d be delighted to help. You can never be too careful when fire safety is involved because it could legitimately save someone’s life at any given point.

To speak to Absolute Health Fire Safety in more detail, please get in touch with us directly. You can call our expert team on 0113 418 2911 or you can use the contact form and we’ll get back to you promptly.