Fire Safety

We offer courses for two levels of certification in fire safety, Fire Safety Awareness and Fire Safety Management training. Level 1, Fire Safety Awareness, is aimed at increasing awareness of fire safety in the workplace, and level 2, Fire Safety Management, builds on the knowledge gained in Level 1.

Fire Safety Courses

Level 1

This basic-level qualification is designed for the trainee to learn the main principles of keeping themselves and others safe from fire hazards at work. This includes those who do not have any specific fire safety role in their current work as well as those planning to take further qualifications.

This training course will help you to develop the knowledge and understanding of fire safety as well as what to do in an emergency. Attendees will learn simple measures that can be taken to reduce fire risk.

The qualification is suitable for all staff, working or intending to work in a variety of environments in which a basic knowledge of fire safety is necessary. Attendees will understand that fire safety is the responsibility of everybody in the workplace. It is particularly useful for new employees or those intending to move into roles which may demand more in-depth knowledge of fire prevention and safety.

Fire Safety Awareness Training

This is included as an additional employer requirement of the Intermediate/Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Spectator Safety. While the achievement of additional employer requirements is not a mandatory requirement for certification of these apprenticeships, the sector and employers recognise their value, and completion of the course will make apprentices more employable.

Learners will cover the following topics, as well as learning about their own responsibilities for fire control in the workplace:

  1. Causes of fires in the workplace.
  2. The potential costs from fires in the workplace for employers, employees and society.
  3. Basic fire safety duties and responsibilities.
  4. Recommended actions to take in the event of a fire.
  5. Principles of fire risk control.
  6. Key elements for effective fire risk management.
  7. The fire triangle and controlling fire risks.
  8. Active and passive risk control measures.
  9. Fire prevention measures.
  10. Safe use of portable fire-fighting equipment.
  11. Fire safety equipment checks.

Level 1 is a 30 minute, 15 multiple-choice question test. A score of 10/15 is required to pass.

The course requires a minimum of four hours of training.


Level 2

The Level 2 Award in Fire Safety (QCF) is an Ofqual regulated and nationally recognised qualification. The course is designed for anyone involved in fire safety management in the workplace, such as fire wardens, fire marshals, and also team leaders.

Fire Safety Management Training

This level is aimed at ensuring candidates gain a full understanding of fire safety management at work and the specific roles and fire safety responsibilities. Building on the foundation established in level one, the course includes modules on how fires are caused and the risks involved. It also covers principles of fire safety management at work and understanding the role of a fire warden.

Learners will cover topics such as:

  1. Causes of fires in the workplace.
  2. The fire triangle.
  3. Hazards during and after a fire.
  4. Fire and smoke spread.
  5. Identifying and controlling fire hazards: fire prevention, fire detection, in addition to raising the alarm.
  6. Means of escape.
  7. Principles of extinguishing fires.
  8. Fire-fighting equipment and systems.
  9. Fire safety laws.
  10. Duties and responsibilities of employers as well as employees.
  11. Undertaking a fire safety inspection.
  12. Fire safety risk assessments.
  13. Contents of a fire safety briefing.
  14. Roles and responsibilities of the nominated fire warden: on a day-to-day basis, and also during an emergency.

This course requires a minimum of six hours of training.