In case of fire, efficient action is vital. In addition to a fast evacuation, solid practical experience is also needed.
Since traditional training with a real fire causes smoke and extinguishing residue (powder or foam), we have a digital alternative. Using LED flames and a laser-guided infrared extinguisher, we prepare you for a real emergency situation.
You extinguish flames on a screen. We use real smoke or simulate it using special goggles. This lets us offer this training course anywhere, including in the workplace. Bad weather or a lack of space are no longer a problem.
What do you learn?
The training session takes half a day (4 hours) and consists of both theory and practical training.
Prefer the blended learning programme? In this case, you learn the theory with interactive simulations from Play it Safe.
For optimal interaction, this training course takes place with groups of a maximum of 15 participants.
The theoretical part covers the following topics:
Possible fire causes
Fire prevention techniques
Development of an evacuation procedure
Organisation of evacuation exercises
During the practical part, you learn - digitally - how to fight a fire:
The flames appear on a digital screen and you work with a laser extinguisher that perfectly imitates the action of a real fire extinguisher. The flames respond as they would in real life.
The instructor adjusts the level of difficulty and provides continuous feedback, so that you can progress quickly.
And there is no need to clean up afterwards, as everything takes place digitally.
You also learn how to correctly use a fire blanket and move a victim.
This course is part of our Interact-offer
Talk to an expert, share your experiences, and learn from each other. Learning is a social experience. You learn to apply basic knowledge in practice, both online and in the classroom.
After completing this course:
- You are able to recognise fire risks
- You are able to support evacuation exercises and implement evacuation procedures
- You know how to fight a small fire using a portable fire extinguisher
- You are able to safely move victims
After completing the course, you receive a certificate of participation. These is no exam or test; the instructor makes the necessary adaptations where relevant.
The training course is intended for members of the fire prevention service in companies with a limited fire risk, such as the distribution sector, volunteer organisations, office environments, retail, childcare and schools.
What does the law say?
Each company is legally required to have an in-house firefighting service. It consists of several employees who act efficiently in the event of a fire (hazard). The size of your organisation is irrelevant to this requirement.
A risk analysis determines how many employees the firefighting service must contain. This depends on your company size, type of business operations and the fire risk.
As an employer, you are legally obligated to provide members of the firefighting service with the necessary training. Raising awareness is important to inform all other employees of fire hazards, what to do in the event of a fire and how to evacuate.
The price depends on how you participate in the training course. If your organisation is affiliated with Mensura External Service for Prevention and Protection at Work (EDPPW), then you will receive a discount. If you have prevention units and your balance is sufficient, you can pay with these.
Your organisation can request the courses to be conducted in the evening or over the weekend at a surcharge. Are you interested? Indicate this in your quotation request.
Subsidies and financing options
We qualify for all kinds of subsidies and financing options because we are certified by many government agencies and sector funds.
- SME-Portfolio. Use these certification numbers in your request:
- members of Mensura External Department for Prevention for Prevention and Protection: Mensura EDPB - DV.O105072
- non-members: Mensura CONSULT - DV.O101943
- Training vouchers
- Sector fund
Frequently Asked Questions
Is having a firefighting service mandatory?
Yes. Every employer must organise its own firefighting service.
This service consists of several employees who act efficiently in the event of a fire hazard. It is irrelevant how many employees you have. One person in the service must always be present.
A risk analysis determines how many employees the firefighting service must engage. This depends on your company size, type of business operations, and the fire risk.
Who should receive fire training in my organisation?
Every organisation must have several employees that act efficiently in the event of a fire hazard, i.e. the firefighting service. The team members take a specific course that has both theoretical and a practical elements. They learn to participate in a risk analysis, intervene when a fire starts, and carry out an evacuation correctly and quickly.
All other employees must be informed about possible fire risks, the alarm signal, what to do in case of fire, and how to evacuate.