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Wouldn't it be lovely if you could protect your reputation, assets, customers, staff and business with a straightforward fire safety training course?

 

Well you can!

 

‘Our trainer provided an excellent balance of learning tools which ensured the course flew by, was interesting, thought provoking and accessible. The team work exercises were invaluable, though we had a lot of common basics we also saw through each others eyes and gained further knowledge. The hands-on fire extinguishing also invaluable and stark reminder of the force of fire. Our trainer answered every question very knowledgeably, allowed us to debate differences in our buildings and in breaks also answered the questions we had with concerns in our homes and advised on escape plans - priceless! Thank you, highly recommendable.’    Susan    (Fire Marshal course)

 

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service's training centre offers various fire training courses for UK fire safety.

For your security and assurance our Extinguishers, Fire Marshal and Residential Care fire safety courses are validated by the Fire Safety Department of West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service. This Fire Service validation also gives businesses more credibility over their competitors when marketing their goods and services to customers and clients.

The courses are devised to demystify fire safety and enable employers, through their employees, to be knowledgeable and comfortable with meeting their fire safety legislation obligations. Good management of fire safety at work is a driver for competitiveness and not something that reduces it. The Association of British Insurers reference research suggests that "80% of businesses that suffer a major catastrophe fail within 18 months, 69% of SMEs have no contingency plan to cope with serious incidents that could affect their business" and "Regular reports from the fire safety industry provide a disturbing picture of an increasing tendency at large to think that fire safety can be relegated to a lower order of priority, even substantially dispensed with" (Fire Futures - National Interests Workstream 'Decentralisation in the fire sector - Empowering and protecting the citizen' December 2010). The latest figures for the average cost of a commercial building fire is £75,881 ("The economic cost of fire: estimates for 2008 Fire research report 3/2011" Department for Communities and Local Government: London February 2011). The same report put the cost of consequential lost business in England at £45 million.

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (the RRO, or sometimes referred to as the Fire Safety Order 2005) means that all companies are obliged to ensure employees receive adequate training in fire safety on a yearly basis. Self-employed people and the voluntary sector are also brought within this regime. All courses are designed to meet current fire safety legislation and are reviewed regularly. The content of each course is designed to equip delegates so that they support employers in complying with fire safety regulations and help to avoid penalties for non-compliance. Delegates are given the confidence to be responsible in areas of fire safety and so ease the employer's burden and save the business money.

The Training Centre is conveniently located in the centre of West Yorkshire, easily accessible from major routes.

Delegates benefit from a quality of facilities, trainers and course content that is unsurpassed and unrivalled by other providers.

All of our courses are enjoyable, engaging, and as interactive as possible. Our friendly and experienced training providers will offer all the assistance and support necessary to ensure that participants walk away with the maximum gains through enhanced knowledge, newly acquired skills and a clear thought process on key responsibilities. Our professional trainers bring the sessions to life with plenty of opportunity for practical experience in how to use a fire extinguisher. All trainers at the centre are experienced and responsive to the needs of our clients and customers. The training centre is recognised nationally as a centre of excellence offering quality fire and safety training. The courses are designed to benefit from the Training Centre's High Level Equality Impact Assessment (178.14kb) (PDF Document - Opens in a new window).

Each course is all inclusive of parking, certificate of achievement, post course materials and carries no VAT. Prices for this package and the highest quality of fire training course start from as low as £27 per person. See the individual fire safety training course pages for more details. Attendees with individual dietary or learning requirements should contact the course director, in confidence, no later than four weeks before the start date of the course.

 


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Our credentials speak for themselves. West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is the foremost authority in the region on reducing death, injury and economic loss through excellent fire safety. We continue to seek new ways to help businesses through the recession and demonstrate that good management of fire safety is a driver for competitiveness and not something that reduces it.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is far from being the biggest provider of fire safety training and the brigade's commitment to quality and excellence, combined with its non-profit making status, assures employers of superior staff fire training with economic prudence.

Analysis of 'post course' feedback forms consistently show a high or, typically, excellent level of delegate satisfaction with the trainer and the fire safety at work input.

It is no coincidence that West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is one of only three brigades throughout the United Kingdom to gain a Customer Service Excellence Award from the Cabinet Office. The brigade also holds awards from Investors in People.

The staff at the training centre go through a comprehensive induction process to ensure the quality of their input. Each instructor must gain the nationally recognised qualification to prove sector competence in the area they teach. They will also gain City and Guilds Awards for coaching and teaching along with the Level 3 Awards in Assessing Competence in the Workplace. This ensures the quality of the teaching given at the centre and is an externally auditable process.

All trainers at the centre are experienced, and responsive to the needs of delegates and customers. The instructors draw on many years of practical firefighting and fire training experience. The instructors' training qualifications and experience ensure that employers can rely on gaining the highest level of quality fire training for their staff and take comfort in securing the best value for their fire safety training budget.

In the period between the course and a refresher being required support continues to be available to the delegate. The Commercial Training department is on hand for advice and help should the delegate have a query covered by their fire safety training course.

The training centre is recognised nationally as a centre of excellence offering quality training.

 

It's easy and simple to make a booking:

Tel: 01274 655865

E-mail: commercial.training@westyorksfire.gov.uk

 

 

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Our Facilities

 

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'Excellent training environment, practical element very good'

Andrew (Fire Marshal course Birkenshaw)


Positioned conveniently in the centre of West Yorkshire the Training Centre at Birkenshaw is situated on the A58, just two miles (and barely five minutes) from Junction 26 of the M62. The courses are held at a comfortable venue with ample parking.

The main building contains classrooms, Lecture Theatre, dining area, lounge, offices, and rest rooms. All the classrooms are equipped with whiteboards, projectors and computers. For delegates with a 'T' switch on their hearing aid an Audio Frequency Induction Loop System (AFILS) has been fitted in all classrooms and the Lecture Theatre. A multi-faith Prayer Room is available for the use of all delegates. The additional buildings have been purpose-built to allow a variety of different training needs to be met. As modernisation and alterations have taken place we have done our utmost to mitigate their environmental impact. West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is proud of it use of recently introduced energy saving measures.

For the duration of the Fire Marshall (Fire Warden) course lunch and break time beverages are provided free of charge to the delegates.. Attendees with individual dietary or learning requirements should contact the course director, in confidence, no later than four weeks before the start date of the course.

Ample car parking is available outside the Training Centre Reception. This is accessible through the Whitehall Road entrance which can be viewed on this map (1465.75kb) (PDF Document - Opens in a new window).

 

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Green Matters

 

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The multipurpose training centre building was designed with a smoke collection and scrubber facility to ensure that as much of the smoke as possible is captured and scrubbed before being released into the atmosphere. Furthermore, the wood that is burned during live fire exercises is carefully chosen so as not to cause pollution. All our fire simulators used in fire training (Fire Marshall training and Fire Extinguisher training) operate by combining propane and water, so complying with the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

As Training Centre facilities undergo alteration we do our utmost to mitigate their environmental impact. West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is proud of it use of recently introduced energy saving measures:

Sun ray tubes have been fitted extensively throughout the Training Centre. Incorporating solar light tubes into a building contribute to significantly scaling back energy utilization and costs, as the need to use traditional, electric light bulbs is lowered during daytime hours. They maximize the natural lighting that's used to illuminate a room. A solar light tube is a small, dome shaped 'skylight', which connects to a tube that's constructed of a reflective material. The light is reflected all the way down the tube, after which it is diffused into the room. The light is refracted and reflected, serving as an indirect light source, rather than a single ray of light.

Recently fitted Solar Panels on the Breathing Apparatus block use the natural energy source of the sun – completely renewable and with no danger of depleting its reserves. Solar cells are also totally silent and the energy they provide is absolutely free! One of the main advantages of a solar power system is the lack of pollution given off when generating electricity - there are no carbon dioxide, methane or other emissions that warm the atmosphere.. As they have no moving parts they require little maintenance and have a long lifetime.

A bio-mass boiler has been installed which does not depend on fossil fuels. This is a smart alternative to conventional fuels because it is safe and produces hardly any pollution. Biomass is a renewable energy source because the energy it contains comes from the sun. Through the process of photosynthesis, chlorophyll in plants captures the sun's energy by converting carbon dioxide from the air and water from the ground into carbohydrates, complex compounds composed of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. When these carbohydrates are burned, they turn back into carbon dioxide and water and release the sun's energy they contain. In this way, biomass functions as a form of natural battery for storing solar energy.

Images of these energy saving measures (199.17kb) (PDF Document - Opens in a new window)

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service's Environmental Policy informs all of our day to day activities. We are committed to safeguarding the environment. We have a responsibility to protect the community we serve, and to nurture the natural environment of our region. We are governed by legislation which means we must operate in a way which is sympathetic to the environment. This legislation includes:

  • · The Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004
  • · The Civil Contingencies Act 2004
  • · The Water Resources Act 1991
  • · The Groundwater Regulations 1998
  • · The Environment Act 1995

In all of our activity, we intend not only to fulfil our legal obligations, but also to promote clearly and actively, a positive attitude to the environment. In this way we strive to mitigate any negative impact we may have upon the environment through preventing pollution, reducing harmful emissions and minimising waste at all times.

The Training Centre and the grounds of the Headquarters are a designated 'No Smoking' site.


Give your business a big green tick and start profiting from our courses - contact us now:

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Email: commercial.training@westyorksfire.gov.uk

 


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