Fire Safety (Level 1)

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In 2014/15, fire and rescue services in England attended approximately 496,000 incidents (source: Home Office). Most fires can be prevented by those responsible for workplaces and other buildings taking a proactive approach to adopting the right behaviours and procedures.

This course is designed for anyone, providing an introduction to fire awareness and can also be used as an excellent ingredient in the induction programme for new employees. It deals with how fires can occur and what to do in the event of a fire.

The qualification also provides a foundation for those who may be looking develop their basic fire safety awareness in view to undertaking more specific fire safety roles in the workplace (e.g. as fire wardens/marshals/stewards etc).

Qualification details and validity

The Award in Fire Safety Awareness (England, Wales, Northern Ireland RQF level 1 / Scotland SCQG level 4) has no expiry date, although it is always recommended that learners stay up to date with current practice. The course consists of four contact hours in the classroom, consisting of theoretical and group activities.

Course syllabus
The course syllabus includes… Legislation (introduction) The common causes of fire | The behaviour of fire | Responsibilities | Fire prevention | Incident management | Fire extinguishers | Emergency evacuation procedures
Assessment and certification

Assessment is ongoing by the instructor, along with a multiple choice question paper. The qualification will be issued to those who satisfy the criteria.

Age restrictions and group sizes

A maximum of 16 learners are allowed per instructor and must be a minimum of 14 years of age. An individual cannot assume a responsibility in the workplace until they reach the age of 16, and then it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that the student is suitable for that role.

Training options (open courses, off-peak and on-site training)
To see our upcoming open courses please scroll down. We are also pleased to offer on-site training which can be tailored to meet the needs of your organisation or sector, and can be delivered on a flexible basis (i.e. across a number of mornings/afternoons/evenings/weekends). For details, go to our on-site training page.

Our open course dates…

We don’t have any open courses planned at present.

If we don’t have a suitable date listed, you can register your interest in future courses or get in touch to enquire about on-site training.