27 years experience in delivering fire training solutions

The trainers who deliver our courses are experienced personnel, carefully selected for their training skills and engagement with customers, who also have a wide experience of dealing with fire in different environments and circumstances. Some of these trainers have been delivering training for the last 17 years as part of a co-ordinated protection strategy to prevent fires in the workplace and reduce the risks of fires starting in the first place by following the guidance and suggestions we advocate on our training courses.

We provide training at 3 venues in Bucks and Milton Keynes on which we take up to 15 people on our 1 day courses where lunch and refreshments are provided. All of our courses apart from Managing Fire Safety, have practical use of fire extinguishers – something you will not get from online fire safety courses or e-learning. The half day refresher fire warden and 1 day fire warden course also use live fire scenarios to enhance the training and give as realistic an experience as you will get if tackling a small fire in the workplace. Live fire training can also be added to the basic fire awareness course as a ‘bolt on’ if the client wishes to purchase the experience.

Any of our courses can be tailored to your requirements to include specific procedures for your workplace if required.

From 1st September 2014 we started trading as Fire Training Bucks & MK Ltd

Statement made by Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service on Friday 15th August 2014

FIRE SAFETY TRAINING TO TRANSFER TO PRIVATE COMPANY

Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service is pleased to announce that, from 29 August 2014, it intends for its Industrial and Commercial Training Unit (ICTU) to be transferred to a private company that two of its employees propose to establish.

This exciting new opportunity will enable the ICTU, which provides fire safety training to businesses, to “spin out” from the fire and rescue service. Training will be delivered through a new company owned and operated by the two employees who have been employed in the running of the ICTU for the past 16 years.

Paul Holland, Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service’s Head of Operational Training, said: “This opportunity has been possible due to the positive engagement and consultation with our employees once it had been decided to stop providing industrial and commercial training in-house. We listened to our employees and worked with them to create this exciting opportunity.

“If any employees come forward with ideas for how parts of our service can be operated more effectively and provide better value for money or improved service to the public of Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes, we are keen to listen.

He said the new business would continue to deliver the same high quality training to existing customers, and that it has the full backing and support of Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service.

“Customers can be assured that any existing bookings will be honoured and will be delivered by the same high quality instructors.”

It is believed that Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service is the first in the country to “spin out” part of its service to its employees using powers under the Localism Act 2011 and the Community Right to Challenge (Fire and Rescue Authorities and Rejection of Expressions of Interest) (England) Regulations 2012.

Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes Fire Authority

http://bucksfire.gov.uk/businesses/fire-safety-training/