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FPP Training Requirements

Protecting Employees from Fire Hazards

Employers should train workers about fire hazards in the workplace and about what to do in a fire emergency.

Supervisors should train employees about the fire hazards associated with the specific materials and processes to which they are exposed, and maintain written documentation of the training.

1. Supervisors should train employees about the fire hazards associated with the _____ materials and processes to which they are exposed.

a. potential
b. specific
c. general
d. approved

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FPP - Which One Will Work for You?

If your policy is to require employees to immediately evacuate if a fire emergency occurs, follow the training program you have developed in your emergency action plan.

If you require employees to respond to workplace fires or uncontrollable releases of hazardous substances, you will need to train them in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.120, Hazardous waste operations and emergency response (HAZWOPER). For more information see our HAZWOPER Program page

2. From which plan would you train if all employees are required to immediately evacuate if a fire occurs?

a. Fire Prevention Plan
b. HAZCOM Plan
d. Emergency Action Plan

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Management Training Responsibilities

  • Unless a specific manager is designated, all managers should be responsible for coordinating with the Plan Administrator for training all employees covered under the FPP.
  • All managers should be educated to understand their FPP responsibilities including inspection and drill procedures.
  • All managers should also make sure all employees who might be expected to use portable fire extinguishers are properly trained.

3. Who is responsible for training all employees covered under the FPP?

a. The program administrator
b. The safety committee
c. The safety manager
d. All managers

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Important Training Topics


Many of the topics taught in the FPP training may be presented in the classroom. As mentioned before, if employees are expected to use portable fire extinguishers, they must participate in "hands-on" exercises that help them understand the procedures. Hands-on training also gives employees an opportunity to demonstrate to trainers that they have the skills required to use fire extinguishers.

At a minimum, FPP Training should include all of the following topics:

  • Review OSHA requirements contained in 29 CFR 1910.38, Emergency Action Plans.
  • Review OSHA requirements contained in 29 CFR 1910.39, Fire Prevention Plans.
  • Person(s) responsible for Control of Fuel Source Hazards.
  • The location of the company FPP and how it can be accessed.
  • Good fire-prevention housekeeping practices and equipment maintenance.
  • Alarm systems and evacuation routes.
  • Proper response and notification in the event of a fire.
  • The use of portable fire extinguishers.
  • Recognition of potential fire hazards.

4. All of the following should be included in the Fire Prevention Plan EXCEPT _____.

a. fire prevention housekeeping
b. alarm systems and evacuation routes
c. a requirement to lock and secure the written FPP
d. the use of portable fire extinguishers

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