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Online Fire Safety Course - FAQs

If you have any questions about the Alert First Aid Fire Safety course you should find it here. If you have a question that's not answered here, please give us a call at (250) 595-5323 or 1-866-282-5378 and we'll be happy to answer it for you immediately.

Who needs a Fire Safety Training course?

Every business needs to have a structured approach towards Fire Safety. This is much more than placing fire extinguishers and performing an annual fire drill. The online Fire Safety Training course should be taken by every employee to mitigate the effects of either a minor or a catastrophic fire.

Should a fire actually occur then provincial inspectors will investigate the cause of the fire and check if effective preventative measures were in place, including employee training.

What do you mean by Fire Safety?

A Fire Safety Plan is an internal system established by employers to prevent and respond to man made and natural emergencies. All employees should be fully trained in Fire Safety to ensure that all employees are able to defend themselves against the hazards of fires.

Am I at risk for a fire?

This can be determined by performing a workplace assessment. This will evaluate the workplace for fire hazards, risk areas, sources of ignition, detection equipment, effectiveness of fire controls, staff training, and emergency preparedness.

What should a fire safety plan include?

A checklist of who is on the premises. This must also account for visitors via a sign-in sheet. 

  • A Fire safety equipment audit (Fire alarm systems, exits and signs, Fire department access, portable fire extinguishers, standpipe, sprinkler and hose systems). 
  • Procedures for regular inspection and maintenance 
  • Emergency procedures for staff 
  • Manager and staff responsibilities 
  • Training of staff and regular fire drills

What do the letters A, B and C mean on a fire extinguisher?

This is described in detail in the Alert First Aid course

How often must employees receive Fire Safety Training?

The legislation only requires employees to be trained but does not state how often. However fire drills must be performed at least annually.

What training records must be retained for Fire Safety Training?

Employers are required to retain written records of employee education records to ensure proof of compliance to the Regulations. The Alert First Aid Learning Management System provides a Certificate upon successful completion of any of our online safety training programs and maintains records on our computer to prove due diligence.

How long will it take me to complete the Fire Safety training course?

Between 1-2 hours.

What do I do if I forget my password?

Give us a call or drop us a email.

Can I leave the course open in the background while I do other work?

Yes, no problem. 

What do I do if I run out of time? Do I have to complete in 1 session?

You can take the Fire Safety course in as many sessions, and as long as you like. The system will just time you out if there is no activity for a while, but you can just log in again and continue the course from where you left off.

What happens if I don't pass the final test?

You are allowed to repeat any or all sections of the course as many times as you need. You can take the final test up to 3 times to achieve the passing grade of 80%.

Once I have completed the course, do I get a certificate proving I have completed a Fire Safety training course?

Yes the administrator can print a training certificate once you pass the final test.

What happens if I fail, do I have to pay again?

Not at all. You are allowed to take the final test 3 times.

What if I lose my proof of training certificate or wallet card?

The training administrator can reprint the wallet card or Fire Safety training certificate for you.

How can I pay for the course?

You can pay online or give us a call we take Visa or Mastercard over the phone.