Fire safety while teleworking

Learn about fire safety while teleworking.

Fire safety while teleworking
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Teleworking and hybrid working are here to stay. But there are potential fire hazards within your home. This course teaches you how to prevent fires and how to respond swiftly and correctly in the event of an emergency.


More and more people are teleworking but a fire can still occur even there. It is important to take preventive measures against fire and to be able to respond appropriately should a fire break out. This course will prepare you for a fire-safe working environment at home.

What do you learn?

You will learn all about fire prevention and firefighting. These topics will be covered:

  • Definitions and some figures
  • Different work environments
  • How does a fire start and propagate?
  • What are the primary causes of death or injury in a fire?
  • What is the correct course of action in the event of a fire?
  • How do you protect yourself?
  • What to pay attention to when teleworking?

There is a maximum of 25 participants. This course is offered via MS Teams.

Teleworking with attention to your well-being

You want a healthy work environment at home as well. Our ‘Healthy and productive homeworking’ training course will teach you how to work from home ergonomically, energetically, mentally healthy, and productively.

This course is part of our Interact-offer


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After completing this training course, you will be able to respond appropriately in the event of a fire at home, a different type of work environment than your usual workplace.

For whom?

This course is intended for teleworkers.

What does the law say?

Organisations that had already drafted a working from home policy before 1 January 2021 do not need to take any action. All other organisations for which working from home is possible are now obliged to develop and implement a working from home policy.

The aim of the working from home policy is to both monitor productivity and guarantee the well-being of employees. For example, agreements must be made about:

  • The equipment required for teleworking
  • Working hours and schedules
  • Duties and performance standards
  • Details about where employees can go in case of problems

More information can be found in Collective Labour Agreement 85 and in the Workable and Flexible Work Act.


The prices depends on how you follow the training
1 year access to the training and all content is included in the price.

If your organisation is affiliated with Mensura External Service for Prevention and Protection at Work (ESPPW) and you have prevention units, you can pay with these as long as your balance is sufficient.

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 (in Flanders). 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
        • Alimento
        • Constructiv
      • Workabillity vouchers

      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.

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