OSH and fire safety training

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Occupational safety and health(OSHin brief) is defined as a set of rules and measures given by legislation in order to prevent risk or damage to human health during the work process. However, there is currently no official definition.

Fire protection, crisis management and, very marginally, corporate ecology (environmental protection at the employer) are all connected to the topic of OSH.

The most important law in terms of OSH is Act No. 262/2006, the Labour Code, upon which the basic requirements for the relationship between employee and employer are based. Other key regulations include Act No. 309/2006, On ensuring other OSH conditions. OSH is further regulated by other laws, regulations and ordinances that focus on specific activities and actions within the organisation. Just to give you an idea, there are currently about 104 laws and decrees (not counting standards).

Types of training

  • On-the-job training
  • Off-site training, for example at a driving range or training provider
  • Online training via e-learning

Types of training by time

  • Initial employee training
  • Periodic (recurrent) staff training
  • Training due to a job change associated with changes in workplace hazards

Types of training by activity

  • Basic - training to be carried out by all employees, regardless of work activities.
  • Special competence - training for employees operating machinery or equipment or carrying out activities with a higher level of risk (e.g., handling trolley operators, working at heights, OSH for construction, etc.).

An obligatory part of every organisation with employees is also the preparation of OSH documentation and regular OSH inspections.

Fire protection training

Fire protection training is mandatory training for all employees consisting of a set of guidelines, regulations, instructions and binding recommendations on how to behave according to fire safety in the workplace and how to act in the event of a fire.

In addition to the most important contacts, employees should leave the training with clear instructions on how to minimize risks both during work activities and in the event of an emergency, i.e., when a fire has already occurred.

Fire protection training is regulated by the Fire Protection Ordinance, specifically Section 23 of the Ordinance 246/2001, on Fire Prevention, in which we find both the time limits required for training of individual employees as well as the parameters of active and passive elements of fire protection that must be present in the workplace.

Dates for fire protection training

The following rules for employee training are derived from the fire prevention ordinance:

  • Training of managerial employeesis carried out once they start work and then every 3 years thereafter.
  • Training of rank-and-file employeesis carried out once they start work and then every 2 years thereafter.
  • Training of persons in charge of fire protection, fire prevention officers and fire prevention patrols is carried out prior to taking office, then once a year. 

Who carries out fire protection training

Fire protection training is carried out either by a trained manager, fire prevention officer or fire protection technician depending on the level of fire hazard in the operation. Compliance with the principles of fire safety, including the obligation to train employees, is controlled by the locally responsible office of the fire brigade.

 

We will provide all the necessary training according to the current legislation.