FRANKLIN, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--UL Workplace Health & Safety, the industry’s leading provider of workplace health and safety solutions, has released a complimentary training course on extinguishing fires in the workplace.
The course, part of UL Workplace Health & Safety’s comprehensive and award-winning online eLearning library, provides instructions for addressing a fire in a non-residential setting. It provides background information to guide the decision to fight or flee a fire and identifies the elements that can cause or stoke a fire. Additionally, the course teaches participants how to choose an appropriate fire extinguisher based on the type of fire and how to operate, inspect and maintain them.
“The number of fires rises during the holiday season, and we need to focus on dealing with that threat at work,” said Mark Ward, General Manager of UL Workplace Health & Safety. “There were more than 107,000 commercial structure fires last year, shutting down businesses and putting employees at risk. This free training course provides valuable knowledge that everyone can use in the event of a fire.”
As a non-residential fire occurs every five minutes, the course provides crucial information for all members of the workforce. Property damage from fires costs businesses $708 million annually, and 40 percent of small businesses never recover from a devastating financial loss such as a fire.
UL was founded in 1894 with the specific mission to prevent fires caused by electricity. It continues to apply its fire safety expertise to assist customers in the area of fire protection, firefighter safety, and product certification and testing. Fire Extinguisher Safety will be offered through UL Workplace Health & Safety’s website at http://learn.ulworkplace.com/fire-extinguisher-safety-course.
UL Workplace Health & Safety is trusted by more than 2,000 organizations in more than 20 major industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, construction, and energy. Its customized eLearning programs provide an engaging learning experience for employees, which is reflected in both the course content itself and how it is presented. Instructional designers who specialize in adult learning develop the courses to be highly interactive and visually appealing to encourage learner involvement and knowledge retention. UL Workplace Health & Safety also helps multi-national corporations manage and implement best safety practices across all their locations by offering language translation and country customization. UL Workplace Health & Safety’s winning combination of safety and instructional design expertise has been proven to enhance employees’ knowledge and positively influence behaviors.
UL is a premier global independent safety science company that has championed progress for 120 years. Its more than 10,000 professionals are guided by the UL mission to promote safe working and living environments for all people. UL uses research and standards to continually advance and meet ever-evolving safety needs. We partner with businesses, manufacturers, trade associations and international regulatory authorities to bring solutions to a more complex global supply chain. For more information about our certification, testing, inspection, advisory and education services, visit http://www.ul.com.
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