Fire Safety in the Workplace Required Training
The International Fire Code, as adopted by the state of Idaho, requires employees to be trained in fire prevention, evacuation and fire safety as part of new employee orientation and not less than annually thereafter (Section 406). The International Fire Code is the primary legal source for fire safety requirements at the University of Idaho. Many of the standards of the National Fire Protection Association, the Compressed Gas Association and others are also applicable. In order to comply with this requirement, Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) has an online course “Fire Safety in the Workplace” that must be taken initially by all U of I employees. Thereafter, all employees must do refresher training either as a group with a face-to-face presentation or a downloadable training document; both are available from EHS.
College and departmental administrators are responsible for enforcing fire safety program requirements in areas under their control and providing direction and assistance to employees.
Supervisors must instruct employees on the fire hazards of the materials and processes to which they are exposed. Each employee shall be instructed in the proper procedures for preventing fires in the conduct of their assigned duties. Each employee shall be aware of the specific hazards of their work area, required procedures and/or requirements regarding safety in their workplace, fire reporting and departmental emergency plans.
Employees should become familiar with safety requirements of their position and their workplace and follow all fire safety policies and guidelines.
Annual Fire Safety Refresher Document
This document is intended to review the basic tenets of the fire safety program and satisfy the annual refresher training required by the IFC. It provides U of I employees with the opportunity to re-evaluate their work area hazards, procedures, evacuation plans and the U of I guidelines.
- Fire Extinguisher Hands-On Training
- Fire Extinguisher Use
- Fire Safety - Flammable Liquids
- Fire Safety - General
- Fire Safety in the Workplace
- Welding, Cutting and Brazing Safety
For more information
Fire Safety Specialist