Basic fire safety: staff briefing

Staff fire safety training is a requirement for all schools. Bring everyone together for this 30-minute briefing, which covers key information including how to prevent a fire from starting, what to do if a fire does break out, and how to use fire extinguishers safely.

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30-minute briefing: basic fire safety

Use this presentation to meet your statutory requirement to provide fire safety training for all staff. This briefing is adaptable, so you can include your own fire drill and evacuation procedures.

You'll cover:

  • Why fire safety is so important
  • How to prevent a fire from starting
  • What to do in the event of a fire
  • How to use fire extinguishers

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Adapt the yellow highlighted parts and insert photos to make the presentation specific to your school's circumstances.

Staff briefing: basic fire safety – presentation PPTX, 3.0 MB

Facilitator notes

Use these facilitator notes as your step-by-step guide to preparing for and delivering this briefing.

Staff briefing: basic fire safety – facilitator notes DOC, 3.6 MB

Staff handout

This presentation comes with a handout of its key points.

Staff briefing:

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