Whether an emergency or fire paralyses the company, one keeps a cool head and remains capable of acting depends on each individual - the human factor. After all, it is ultimately people who get emergency situations under control or contribute to further escalation through their targeted actions.
Training and exercises help to be better prepared for emergencies and to react and act courageously in case of emergency.
"Fire and flame"
Practical exercises with the fire extinguisher, 28.10.2021
Troger Holz employees are trained annually in the use of portable fire extinguishers and their knowledge is refreshed.
Karl Klingler, Fire Protection Officer at Troger Holz: "It is good to know how a fire extinguisher works before you need it. Knowledge of first aid in extinguishing fires and the correct use of small extinguishers can in many cases prevent large fires from starting. Therefore, as a fire safety officer, it is important for me that our employees learn the correct behaviour in case of fire as well as the function and mode of action of fire extinguishing equipment."
The focus of the in-house training was on the correct use and handling of portable fire extinguishers. The participants could try out for themselves which fire extinguisher (CO2, foam or powder extinguisher) does what in which fire. Simulations included an oil fire in a pan and a fire in an electrical installation.
We would like to thank Clemens Ochabauer and Thomas Käfer from Brandschutz Thaler for the impressive demonstrations and for carrying out the fire extinguisher exercise.