Much UK fire safety legislation revolves around the requirement to train. However what exactly constitutes training is up for debate.
What is clear is that any form of training that provides no test of understanding is unlikely to be accepted as ‘Training" in the eyes of the law.
There are of course many possible delivery methods: hands on, face-to-face, reading guides, video and DVD but without an integrated test they are worthless.
It is of course a balancing act for UK employers to meet all the legislation but not impinge on the company’s profitability through overly costly training requirements.
But fire safety and health and safety in general agree that there should be a test. An example of which is this manual handling training DVD.