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Community News & Views | Fire safety training for businesses

FIRE OFFICERS are offering practical fire safety training to businesses around Bognor Regis.


The courses are open to all sizes of companies. They explain how employees should react in the event of a fire at work. This includes practical tips and guidance.


The next courses are taking place at Horsham Fire Station on February 27 and Arundel Fire Station on March 22.


Fire warden training will be held from 9.30am-12.30pm and features an introduction to basic fire safety in the workplace and is aimed at fire wardens and fire marshals. The cost is £115 a person.


Fire extinguisher training for £60 a person will be held from 2pm-4pm. It explains to employees the different types of fire and the most appropriate types of fire extinguisher to use.


Leisure centre manager Simon Burton, who works in Bognor Regis, attended the training when it was held at the town’s fire station.


He said: “It was a great course. It more than met the training objectives and I would highly recommend it to other employers in the county.”


Cllr Debbie Kennard, West Sussex County Council’s cabinet member for safer, stronger communities, said: “Last year, the fire service attended 62 fires in commercial premises so proper training is incredibly important.”


Other courses will be held during the year.

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