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Understanding Fire Safety

The Understanding Fire Safety training course will inform the learner of various ways a fire can become hazard, ensuring the workplace remains a safe environment.

Fire kills and workers must be protected. Every workplace must have someone in charge, a "responsible person" to ensure that there are systems and procedures in place that would safeguard everyone in the workplace, managers, workers, visitors and the general public. To achieve this, advice, information and training is required.

This course will provide clear and systematic information covering the legal requirements and how to achieve compliance. It will inform individuals in all job levels and responsibilities about the role they must play in fire safety in the workplace.

Every workplace must have a fire safety risk assessment in place, a plan for emergencies and training must be in place. An invaluable course for all, which will help all businesses meet their due diligence requirements.

Who is this course for?

This course is for any employee, including managers and supervisors, who need to have a good understanding of fire safety and fire hazards in the workplace.

Course aim

The aim of this Understanding Fire Safety training course is to raise employees awareness of the ways in which fire can become a hazard. With out appropriate control measures in place, fire can start and quickly get out of hand, becoming dangerous for all in the workplace. It provides the level of knowledge required to ensure the work place remains a safe working environment for everyone.

Course content

This online course covers the following topics:

  • Fire uses in the workplace
  • The fire triangle
  • Fire safety regulations
  • The responsible person – responsibilities
  • Fire incidents statistics
  • Electrical hazards
  • Classes of fire
  • Types of fire extinguishers
  • How fire spreads
  • Compliance
  • Writing a fire risk assessment
  • The 5-step risk assessment process
  • Hazards in the work place

Course duration

The average time required to complete the learning is approximately 1 and a half - 2 hours, however the course is designed to go at the pace of the learner and can be completed in more time if needed.


The online assessment for the course consists of 30 multiple choice. In order to be successful, candidates must achieve a 75% (23) or above pass mark to obtain the certificate.


On successful completion of the Understanding Fire Safety training course assessment, the candidate will be able to print/save their certificate. In addition to this, an e-mail is sent to the candidate containing a link to the certificate. This is the simplest, most convenient way to achieve compliance. Also, a QR code has been added to the certificate which can be scanned by a smartphone to establish the certificate’s validity.

£25.00 + VAT per person

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