Building Manager Fire Safety
Building owners are legally required and responsible for the fire safety of their properties. ESI’s Building Manager Fire Safety training offers essential fire and life safety knowledge that will give students the confidence to perform a fire safety self-assessment on specific buildings for which they are responsible. Routine fire prevention assessment is an inexpensive form of preventative maintenance that is a sound asset protection strategy. This will effectively increase tenant safety, protect the investment, and decrease building owners’ liability.
A well-designed fire safety plan will not only meet, or exceed, the prescriptive requirements of whatever act, code, ordinance/by-law, or industry standard regulations that you are duty bound to follow – it will also act as an opportunity to conduct risk assessments, take action to prevent, limit, or minimize the aftereffects of damages due to a fire-type event. Furthermore, a well-designed fire safety plan can also formulate part of an overall evacuation plan for any number of scenarios that can be foreseen as risk to your building(s). Lastly, a sophisticated fire safety plan is a great jumping off point for reviewing safety procedures and developing a business continuing program in the case of an emergency situation.
Specific Course Topics
- Introduction and course outline
- Terms and terminologies
- Who should and should not be a fire/floor warden
- Review of the current fire safety plan
- Tools required to be a fire/floor warden
- Conducting drills/frequency of the same
- What to do upon discovery of an incident (fire or otherwise)
- What to do after the fire alarm activates (internal to the building)
- Procedures to follow once outside or in a fire safe compartment
- Debriefings after an incident or a drill
- Updating the Fire Safety Plan/frequency of the same
- Floor/Fire Wardens
- Chief or Deputy Chief Fire Wardens (who have additional responsibility including preventive inspection, meetings, and overall creation of the fire safety plan and its implementation)
- Building owners/managers
Instructors would like to receive the current fire safety plan of participants’ buildings. This will allow instructors to discuss your specific plan, making the course more meaningful to you. It is expected that each participant will read and understand their plan prior to attending the course.