Loss Control Training

GRC possesses a depth of technical knowledge. We have resources available to deliver training including:

  • Live Web Conferencing
  • Live On-Site Training
  • Access to off-site specialized facilities for program delivery
  • Delivery of training programs regionally hosted in hotel meeting rooms

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Current Training Programs:

  • Basics of Sprinkler Systems and Water Supplies
  • Business Continuity Planning
  • Combustible Dust
  • Construction Projects and Occupancy Changes
  • Dust Testing
  • Emergency Response Plans
  • Fire Risk Assessment
  • Fire Doors
  • Flammable and Combustible Liquids
  • General Fire Hazards and Safeguards
  • High Rise Buildings
  • Human Behavior During Fires
  • Human Element Programs – Emergency Response
  • Human Element Programs – Self-Inspection
  • Impairments
  • Industrial Fire Prevention and Risk Reduction
  • Mechanical and Electrical Maintenance Programs
  • OSHA’s National Emphasis Program on Combustible Dust
  • Property Loss Prevention/Property Conservation
  • Sprinklers for Managers
  • Sprinklers for Maintenance Technicians
  • Training Exercise Design
  • Basics of NFPA 13
  • Hot Work
  • Infrared Thermography Basics
  • Management of Change
  • NFPA 25 Overview
  • NFPA 70E Overview
  • Incipient Fire Detection

What is the value of effective training when the return on investment is difficult to quantify?

A National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) report published in September 2010 titled U.S. Experience with Sprinklers and Other Automatic Fire Extinguishing Equipment established that:

  • Sprinklers operated in 91% of fires in sprinklered properties (9% failure rate)
  • Over 90% of sprinkler failures are linked to human element failures
  • The loss per fire in sprinklered properties is up to 77% lower than in unsprinklered properties
  • Having a fire protection system that fails to operate is equivalent to not having a sprinkler system. In consideration that 90% of sprinkler failures are linked to human element failures, training can improve fire protection reliability and reduce losses.
  • Reasons sprinklers fail to operate:
  • System shut off before fire: 64%
  • Manual intervention defeated system: 17%
  • Lack of maintenance: 8%
  • Inappropriate system for fire: 6%
  • Damaged component: 5%

Simply addressing sprinkler system impairments, emergency response planning, and inspection testing and maintenance of sprinkler systems through training can have a dramatic impact on sprinkler operation.

Beyond sprinklers the value of training includes:

  • Improved Risk Levels
  • Increased effectiveness of site programs to prevent fires and/or control hazards
  • Personnel respond appropriately to site emergencies
  • Allowing the facility to meet requirements (internal company standards, NFPA, AHJ, or other standards)

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