This qualification is designed to meet and comply with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. It covers regulations, the fire triangle, evacuation, fire equipment, good housekeeping, the law, training requirements, calling the fire service, fire doors, smoke alarms, risk assessing and precautions. We also offer a Level 2 qualification that training for Fire Wardens and Fire Marshals.
This qualification is ideal to give all members of staff basic fire training to increase awareness and cooperation in the event of a fire in the workplace. Awareness will reduce the risk of fires actually breaking out and therefore save lives.
1 Understand basic fire safety and what to do in the event of an emergency
1.1 State the main causes of fires in the workplace.
1.2 Outline the main costs of fires in the workplace for employers, employees and society.
1.3 State their own duties and responsibilities in relation to fire safety at work.
1.4 State the duties and responsibilities of fire wardens and other people who may be required to take action as part of fire risk controls or during an emergency.
1.5 Describe the action to be taken in the event of a fire in the workplace, including methods of raising the alarm and contacting the emergency services.
2 Understand the principles of fire risk control
2.1 List the key elements for effective fire risk management in the workplace.
2.2 Outline how the components of the fire triangle can be used to control fire risks.
2.3 List active and passive fire risk control measures.
2.4 Outline fire prevention measures that can be taken to minimise fire risks.
3 Understand the basics of practical fire safety
3.1 State the safe operating parameters for the use of portable fire-fighting equipment.
3.2 Outline simple checks for ensuring that fire safety equipment is serviceable and safe to use.