Fire protection, what exactly is it?

Fire regulations are rules formally enshrined in Polish law. They order to undertake actions and measures aimed at securing the workplace against fire. Entrepreneurs should follow the Fire Protection Act of 24 August 1991 when setting the rules in their company. Detailed information can also be found in regulations.

Fire protection is to pursue the objective of protecting life, health, property and the environment from natural disasters, fire or other hazards.

Fire protection can include the following activities:

  • Fire prevention
  • Prevention of natural disasters
  • Provision of both the necessary forces and resources to combat them
  • Conduct of rescue operations

An employee is obliged to undergo fire protection training no later than 6 months after starting work. The Fire Protection Act does not stipulate the frequency of such training. Theoretically, it is therefore sufficient to conduct such training once.

How should fire protection be carried out?

Fire protection is first and foremost about preventing fires. When a fire or other dangerous incident occurs, the aim of fire protection is not only to minimise damage.

Ways of preventing fires and natural disasters

The Fire Protection Act assumes that the main way to prevent fires or natural disasters is to do things to prevent them from happening. These include:

  • Compliance with the prohibitions and orders contained in the Act
  • Controlling the observance of fire regulations

Who in Poland is responsible for fire rescue operations?

The main responsibility for rescue operations within fire protection lies with the state and voluntary fire brigades. These are not the only bodies responsible for fire rescue. In addition to the fire brigade, they are also responsible for

  • Local rescue services
  • Military fire protection units
  • Municipal, township and district fire brigades

Authority responsible for fire protection

In Poland, the Minister of Internal Affairs and Administration is responsible for fire protection. He or she is to provide the forces and resources mentioned above to ensure fire protection.

Fire training

You can undergo fire training at the ERGON Center. We provide our clients with trainings conducted by specialized instructors. Our courses are offered at reasonable prices.

One of the first duties of an employer is to familiarise employees with the company's fire safety rules. According to the Labour Code, the employer must provide his employees with adequate means for fire fighting and evacuation. He must also delegate employees who are responsible for carrying out these activities. The best solution is to take a fire safety course.

In ERGON you will do both initial and periodic fire safety and occupational health and safety training. Thanks to courses from our offer each of your employees will be prepared to start work. Each training is conducted by experienced instructors. We provide modern facilities and a rich curriculum. During our training you will gain the necessary knowledge of fire protection, which will not only meet the legal requirements but will also be useful in everyday life.

ERGON offer

ERGON Centre organizes initial fire training, which are dedicated to newly hired employees. They are aimed primarily at familiarising them with fire safety regulations applicable in a specific workplace. Each participant will also gain knowledge on how to behave in the event of a fire outbreak.

We also offer periodic fire safety trainings. Their purpose is to complement the previously acquired knowledge and to update it.

Each fire protection training course consists of two parts - theoretical and practical.

Courses offered by ERGON are characterised by high quality education. Our centre has several years of experience and the necessary knowledge in the field of educational projects. Therefore, each training in the field of fire protection and other courses available in our offer are conducted on the basis of current legislation. They are held under the supervision of instructors who use active teaching methods during the classes.

Topics covered during training

The topics of the courses are adjusted individually to the training needs of the client. Adapting the programme to the specifics of a given organisation influences the degree to which training objectives are achieved. Each class consists of theoretical and practical parts. Each course participant receives a certificate confirming the fact of being trained in the field of fire protection.

Our courses include:

  • Information about fire hazards that may occur at our workplace
  • Discussion of the company's fire safety instructions
  • Information on where fire equipment should be located
  • Principles of fire and evacuation signposting
  • Evacuation
  • Alarm procedures
  • Rules for the use of fire-fighting equipment
  • First aid

In which cities is ERGON located?

You can sign up for fire protection training in several cities. You can choose from: Warsaw, Katowice, Krakow and Bielsko-Biała. Classes are conducted cyclically in accordance with the schedule available on our website.

For organised groups we offer closed fire training for employees, which we can organise not only in one of our centres, but also throughout Poland. We are able to travel to the place agreed upon with the customer.

Cost of services

The price of services depends on the number of participants in a given class. In case of large groups, we provide attractive discounts and allow for price negotiations. In order to start cooperation, please send us your enquiry via the form available on the website.