The Skills Network, the UK’s largest online learning provider, partners with the London Fire Brigade to launch Project Kestrel - offering frontline security staff the opportunity to gain a nationally recognized fire awareness certificate.
Having previously partnered with the likes of the NHS, The Landmark London and BrewDog to provide online courses for staff, The Skills Network has developed a fire awareness course to enable security staff to; upskill, be able to confidently identify fire risks, and be able to aid blue light services.
Comprehensive training package
As part of the course, security staff will be able to learn all aspects of fire safety, including fire prevention and detection, awareness of local hazards and risks, whilst also gaining a better understanding of duties and responsibilities.
Megan Smith, Director of Product Development at The Skills Network, said: “We’re proud to have helped London Fire Brigade make people, infrastructure and businesses even safer. Our comprehensive training package will provide invaluable training to security staff when considering fire prevention, and when needed to support in the event of a fire. Not only should the course enhance the future work of security staff, it should help with their professional development and lives outside work too.”
Efficient emergency response
We were honored to have Project Kestrel launched by the Lord Mayor"
Richard Mills, Deputy Commissioner at London Fire Brigade, said: “We were honored to have Project Kestrel launched by the Lord Mayor. The culmination of many months of partnership work developed during the COVID pandemic lockdown with the City of London Corporation, City of London Crime Prevention Association and London Fire Brigade, is testament to the energy, dedication and focus of the security sector in the City of London and our own commitment to making people, infrastructure and businesses even safer.”
David Bulbrook, London Fire Brigade, added: “This project will further integrate the security sector into effective and efficient emergency response as well as fire safety protection and prevention. I think this is just the start of ever closer collaboration, integrating fire with security to improve how we serve the public.”
Continued professional development
Candidates who enroll on the fire safety program, have the chance to earn two CPD points from the security institute towards annual continued professional development.
The course costs £25 per person and any profits leftover from Project Kestrel will be split between two charitable causes - The London Fire Brigade Museum and Cadets, and the CSSC. The official launch of the project took place in London earlier this month and was attended by The Lord Mayor of the City of London, William Russell.