In the early 2000’s I started field training for new starters across the UK- I really enjoyed meeting new people- full of energy and often slightly nervous- just the way it should be!
The Fire Safety Order 2005 changed everything. The legislation makes perfect sense to me and one I wanted to be involved in. I hooked on to a couple of IFE registered assessors. Reading and attending courses, even now is the way to go.
Fire Risk Assessments make up the core of our small family run business I started in 2004. Key things to remember with FRA’s include:
- Only do jobs you are totally confident with
- Get it right the first time
- Refer to guidance always
- Attend courses/ get qualified
- Keep learning
- Be careful who you use for external work
Fire Training also dovetails nicely with Fire Risk Assessment, so we complete lots of training too.
Every day is different – I’ve seen the good, bad and downright ugly premises!
It’s a great industry to be involved in – The BFC is a well run organisation that supports fire companies – there’s some great people part of the organisation.
One thing is for sure, complacency must never be part of our industry with the recent Grenfell disaster still fresh in our minds.