Fire Safety in the Hospitality Industry


Fire emergencies can happen anytime, anywhere, in any industry. Fires are one of the most common emergencies to contend with in workplaces, and can be one of the most harmful if not dealt with properly. Fires in hospitality and food service settings can be particularly dangerous because guests and visitors will be unfamiliar with the facility’s fire safety plan. This course should give employees the knowledge to safely react and respond to a fire emergency in their workplace. Employees will learn their responsibilities in a fire emergency, how to identify different alarm signals, evacuation routes and procedures, and fire extinguisher use. This course is intended for hospitality and food service employees who are required to understand their responsibilities in a fire emergency. This course assists employers in meeting fire safety standards required by OSHA, however there may also be a site-specific training component required that must be fulfilled by an employer.