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Code Red Fire Announces first Open Training Session for Individuals

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Local company Code Red Fire Safety has announced that it is launching its first Open training courses for individuals.

Historically its Fire Safety, Health & Safety and First Aid courses have been run on the request of larger companies who have multiple members of staff requiring training. As such, training was run at company premises for people from the same business.

code redIn recent times, the Code Red team have been receiving more and more requests from small – medium sized companies looking for the same levels of fire and health training, but for only 1 or 2 members of staff.

As such, Code Red have decided to test the water with Open training sessions that anyone can attend. The first of these is the popular Fire Warden Training Course, focusing specifically on Level 2 Fire Safety Training, to be held at a neutral local location

Dates, Costs & Location

The course will be delivered on 21st April 2015. Cost per attendee is £95 + VAT. Training will be delivered in Paisley Town Centre (specific location to be confirmed)

For more information on what this training includes, please have a read of our Fire Training pages.

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If you’re interested in attending, please get in touch by calling Code Red directly on 0141 561 2735 or contact them directly through the Code Red website.

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Ofqual Regulated Health & Safety Qualifications now available from Code Red Fire

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Local business, Code Red Fire, has achieved a further level of approval on the various training courses and service it offers, adding to the other high profile memberships it recently gained.

Having recently gained membership The Institute of Fire Safety Managers and the Institution of Fire Engineers, Code Red Fire has now announced that a number of the training courses it offers have now been approved by none other than Qualsafe, an Awarding Organisation recognised by Ofqual.

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In short, this means that the company is now able to offer Ofqual regulated qualifications to new and existing customers across Renfrewshire, Glasgow and surrounding areas.

“It’s another huge step forward in the restructuring and refocusing of the company, to ensure we’re offering the best possible training and qualifications to other local businesses.” commented  James McMahon, founder of Code Red Fire.

“Training of any sort is important, but when its purpose is to serve you in times of emergency such as fire or injury, then it’s crucial that the training is up to a high standard, so that you can cope with the situation at hand, if you find yourself in such a situation.”

James continued “Gaining the approval of Qualsafe and, in turn, now being able to offer Ofqual regulated qualifications, not only ensures we are offering the best training we can, but offers the customer significantly more assurance that they are choosing a quality training provider for their business.”

While Code Red offers a number of training courses across the local Renfrewshire and Glasgow region, some of the most popular courses which now fall under the Qualsafe approved banner are its Fire Safety Awareness Training Course, its Emergency First Aid at Work course, its Health and Safety training  and its AED Defib training.

Operating across Renfrewshire and Glasgow, Code Red Fire provides training and consultancy including Fire Extinguisher Training, Fire Risk Assessments, general fire safety training, to all size of business and organisation. Current clients include pubs and nightclubs, high street shops, sports facilities, nursing homes, historic buildings and engineering firms, to name but a few.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Local company owner gains Membership of Recognised Fire Safety bodies

The Institute of Fire Safety Managers and the Institution of Fire Engineers

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Local company owner gains Membership of Recognised Fire Safety bodies.

James McMahon, founder of local company Code Red Fire Safety, has been awarded membership of two of the most recognised institutes of Fire Safety in the UK – The Institute of Fire Safety Managers and the Institution of Fire Engineers.

The Institute of Fire Safety Managers and the Institution of Fire Engineers

Having founded Code Red Fire in 2009, James has worked hard to ensure the company is continually up-to-date with the advice and guidance it provides via its training, assessment and consultancy of Fire Safety, and gaining membership of the IFE and IFSM has significantly added to the trust that local companies can have in the service Code Red can provide.

“I’m personally delighted, but it’s also a great achievement for the company.” Said James, when asked about the benefits of the awards. “It allows us to demonstrate our competency and expertise. Not just our word for it, or the word of our clients, but through acceptance by two of the best known institutions in the UK for our industry.”

“Aside from the additional letters I can now add at the end of my name to prove our membership, we can now also access even more information, faster, to ensure the service and advice we provide clients is absolutely up-to-date.”

Operating across Renfrewshire and Glasgow, Code Red Fire provides training and consultancy including Fire Extinguisher Training, Fire Risk Assessments, general fire safety training, to all size of business and organisation. Current clients include pubs and nightclubs, high street shops, sports facilities, nursing homes, historic buildings and engineering firms, to name but a few.

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Lights, camera, action for Recruits in fire film challenge

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Lights, camera, action for Recruits in fire film challenge.

A group of young people on a popular youth employment programme turned moviemakers for a day to shoot their own superhero-themed fire safety film.

The lights, camera, action took place as part of the council-run Recruit programme for jobseekers, and saw participants devise, script, act and produce their own mini-movie.

The Recruit is loosely modelled on telly favourite The Apprentice and sees 16-24-year-olds take part in a series of business and practical challenges, with job opportunities on offer for the winners.

Picture 2  the cast and crew of the film

The challenge was set by local training firm Code Red Fire Safety, who visited the Recruits to offer tips on staying safe in the home, and asked them to produce the film.

The 38 Recruits were split into five teams and asked to pitch their ideas, with Team Tenacious chosen as the winners and asked to make their film, assisted by Glasgow production firm Baby Grand.

Their winning idea sees a superhero – Captain Courageous – saving a cat from a tree and an old lady from two muggers, then is caught in a blaze at home caused by leaving his phone charger plugged in – showing even heroes aren’t safe from fire.

Filming took place around Paisley town centre with the completed video to be premiered during the finale of the current Recruit programme, in Paisley Town Hall on March 26.

Recruit Connor McCuaig, 18, from Paisley – who plays the old lady mugging victim in the film – said: “The Recruit is a fantastic programme. It opens doors for you, you do new things and meet new people. It’s also a lot of fun.

James McMahon, director of Code Red Fire Safety, said: “We have been involved with The Recruit for a couple of years now, and it is a pleasure to work with the young people.

“We wanted to set them a task around a fire safety theme which would let them get creative – the video has a serious message but was a lot of fun to make as well.”

Councillor Roy Glen, convener of the council’s Economy and Jobs Policy Board, said: “The Recruit has been in operation in Renfrewshire now for four years and has now seen hundreds of young people develop their skills in a uniquely rewarding and enjoyable experience.

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“Once again, we would like to thank all the local companies who have provided sponsorship and helped run challenges as part of the programme, as their expertise and support is invaluable.”

The current edition of The Recruit has been running since January and includes a mix of unemployed youths and winter school leavers.

Organisations which have helped run challenges on the programme so far include Tennent’s training academy, the Territorial Army, NS Design, Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce, Phoenix Car Company and RBS

The Recruit will be back in June with the summer edition, which will feature S5/6 school pupils from across Renfrewshire.

Courtesy of Renfrewshire Council.