Fire Prevention Plan (FPP) Training Requirements

Fire Prevention Plan (FPP) Training Requirements

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Employers should train workers about fire hazards in the workplace and about what to do in a fire emergency.

Management Training Responsibilities. Unless a specific manager is designated, all managers should be responsible for coordinating with the Plan Administrator for training all employees covered under the FPP.

  • All managers should be educated to understand their FPP responsibilities including inspection and drill procedures.
  • Managers should also make sure all employees who might be expected to use portable fire extinguishers are properly trained.
  • Supervisors should train employees about the fire hazards associated with the specific materials and processes to which they are exposed, and maintain written documentation of the training.

Many of the topics taught in the FPP training may be presented in the classroom. If employees are expected to use portable fire extinguishers, they must participate in “hands-on” exercises that help them understand the procedures. Hands-on training also gives employees an opportunity to demonstrate to trainers that they have the skills required to use fire extinguishers.

At a minimum, FPP Training should include all the following topics:

  • review OSHA requirements contained in 29 CFR 1910.38, Emergency Action Plans,
  • review OSHA requirements contained in 29 CFR 1910.39, Fire Prevention Plans,
  • person(s) responsible for Control of Fuel Source Hazards,

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