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Fire Safety Training for Businesses

The West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service Commercial Activities Department provide fire safety and health and safety related training courses for companies and organisations within West Sussex.

Fire Safety Training

We can assist you in meeting the requirements of the Regulatory Reform Order by providing you and your staff with fire safety training.


Why should you choose the West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service for your staff training?

    • All training courses are run by experienced operational firefighters.
    • The WSFRS is a non-profit making organisation and can offer courses at competitive rates.
    • Courses can be tailored to your specific requirements.
    • Courses can be run on your premises thus reducing the time taken to deliver the training.
    • We also offer places on our monthly ‘open’ courses, for small numbers of staff, at Worthing Fire Station.


We offer the following courses:

Fire awareness training - Recommended for all employees. A course which will provide staff with a basic understanding of fire and the actions to take in the event of a fire. 1 hour duration. (We also have a special fire awareness package for nursing homes, schools and business).

Fire extinguisher training - Recommended for all employees. A course which will provide members of staff with an awareness of the dangers of fire and how to protect themselves at home and at work. One and a half hours duration.

Fire warden training - a course which will provide appointed members of staff with a greater understanding of the action to be taken in the event of a fire and their additional responsibilities half day course.


Bespoke training courses for industry

Breathing apparatus - Using our experienced specialist instructors and facilities we can put together a training package to suit your exact needs. Competitively priced and using either your own or our equipment we can cater for all of your breathing apparatus needs.

Safe working at heights - We can offer bespoke training packages which will enable employers to comply fully with the Working at Height Regulations 2005.

Confined space - We offer bespoke training packages to enable employers to comply with the Confined Space Regulations 1997.

Swiftwater rescue training to Levels 1-3 - We offer training courses covering DEFRA Modules 1-3. 

Powerboat training courses - We offer Royal Yachting Association training course for powerboat operators.

Ladder training courses - We can offer training in all aspects of the safe use of ladders in conjunction with the Working at Height Regulations.

Manual handling - Provide staff with information on how to protect themselves while lifting. Half day course.


We also offer a full fire extinguisher servicing, maintenance and sales service for all types of companies and organisations.


For further details of courses or fire extinguisher maintenance contact

the Commercial Activities Department using the details below:

Email: frsct@westsussex.gov.uk

Phone: 01243 772870


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