The course follow the Level 2 Award in Fire Safety Principles QCF syllabus (SCQF Level 5 in Scotland) and you will receive a Green Cross Training certificate.
100% Pass Guaranteed - In the unlikely event that any delegate fails to succeed on the course we will offer re-training on another course and re-assessment FREE of charge. This is subject to terms and conditions.
Fire Safety training for staff is a legal requirement in the UK under The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (FSO) which came into effect in October 2006.
What you will learn
Congratulations, you are about to embark on a course in a subject that is important to all of us.
You will, no doubt, be well aware of the potentially devastating effects of fires in the workplace in terms of lives lost, injuries, damage to property and the environment, and to business continuity. You may also be aware that it is believed that most fires are preventable. The importance of fire awareness and safety in the workplace is underpinned by health and safety legislation that places a duty on employers to establish policies and procedures and ensure their employees receive appropriate training.
This course is designed for employees who want to develop their basic fire safety awareness in order to assist their employer by undertaking more specific fire safety roles in the workplace to manage fire risk (e.g. as fire wardens/marshals/stewards etc.) Successful candidates will be awarded a national level 2 qualification (Level 5 in Scotland).
Is it right for me?
The Level 1 Award in Fire Safety Awareness is a qualification aimed at all staff, particularly new starters in any workplace, where a basic understanding of fire safety is required, to equip staff to know how to reduce fire risks, deal with fires if appropriate and escape safely in the event of fire
The Fire Safety Order requires that fire safety training is provided to staff when they commence employment and that refresher training is provided on a regular basis.
Fire is often the biggest safety risk any businesses ever has. Without fire safety training your insurances may not be valid and your staff are left vulnerable.
Don’t think a fire won’t happen to you, last year there were over 33,000 recorded fires in UK businesses and community buildings. Protect your staff now and give them the best chance of escape if a fire does happen
What will I learn?
By the end of this course you will be able to:
Explain how fires are caused in the workplace.
Describe the components of the fire triangle.
Identify the hazards during or after a fire, including the products of combustion.
Describe the characteristics of fire and smoke spread.
State the different methods used to identify and control fire hazards.
Define the term ‘means of escape’ in relation to fire hazards.
Outline typical components for means of escape from fire hazards.
Describe methods of fire detection and raising the alarm.
Describe the principle of how fires are extinguished.
Describe how portable fire-fighting equipment should be used safely.
Identify common fixed fire-fighting systems and where they might be used.
Outline the duties of employers and employees with respect to fire safety in the workplace.
Outline how to undertake a simple fire safety inspection in the workplace.
Describe the stages involved in a fire risk assessment.
State the role and function of fire wardens in their workplace:
on a day-to-day basis.
during an emergency.
if they are not in their designated areas of responsibility when the alarm is raised.
Outline the content of a fire safety briefing.
What will it cover?
Understand the hazards and risks associated with fire in the workplace.
Understand how fire risk is controlled in the workplace.
Understand the principles and practice of fire safety management at work.
Understand the role of the nominated fire warden.