Fires on business premises are still a major cause of damage, injury, and even death. In France the vast majority of safety risks incurred by companies still involve fire (47% of the risks listed by BARPI, the office for industrial risk and pollution analysis). Each year in Belgium over 100 companies are affected by fires on their premises, with the result that a third of these are forced to cease trading. The indications are that things are getting better, but professionals visiting business sites continue to note on a daily basis numerous gaps in the field of prevention measures. While most people know what to do when a fire starts, not enough are trained in making sure fires do not start in the first place. This project, to ensure effective fire prevention strategies in SMEs was developed from the needs identified by businesses themselves.
Level of Education: Continuing vocational education and training
Lead Organisation: Fondation Universitaire Luxembourgeoise