Among all the safety problems an employee can encounter, fire can be the most frightening. Every year fires in healthcare facilities cause millions of dollars in damage and result in hundreds of injuries, a number of which are fatal. Yet many employees do not realize how their own actions, or inactions, can contribute to the risk of fire.
MARCOM's training products on "Fire Prevention in Healthcare Facilities" look at how fires start, review steps that can be taken to help prevent fires and discuss what employees should do in case of a fire emergency. Topics covered in these products include:
- Common causes of fires in healthcare facilities.
- Preventing fires.
- The concept of "flashpoint".
- "Classes" of fires.
- Fire extinguishers.
- Handling flammable materials.
- Evacuation and other employee responsibilities.
- First aid.
- and more.
A "Jeopardy"-style, computer-based game, the Safety Game makes learning fun, as employees are divided into teams that compete for the highest "safety score."
Games may be purchased alone, or with MARCOM video/DVD programs on the same topics to provide a complete safety meeting package.