This qualification will benefit anyone in the workplace who has been appointed to carry out fire safety tasks on behalf of the employer. It is particularly suitable for employees hoping to develop their basic fire safety awareness and undertake specific fire safety roles (for example as fire wardens/marshals or similar) in order to assist their employer to manage fire risk.
It takes a detailed look at fire hazards and corresponding control measures, outlines the procedures for fire risk assessments and fire safety inspections, and offers guidance on the use of fire safety equipment and the implementation of emergency procedures, including the safe evacuation of people in a defined area of responsibility. As well as stating the legal duties of an employer and an employee with respect to fire safety in the workplace.
There are no prerequisites for this qualification.
Validity of Award
This qualification does not expire
Length of Course
Successful completion of the training programme and assessment will enable candidates to develop knowledge and understanding of:
- Principles of combustion
- Fire procedures with Barking & Dagenham premises
- The role of the fire warden
- Fire extinguishers and their use
- What to do in case of fire
- Safe evacuation of a building
Candidates are assessed by a 10 question multiple-choice paper and practically assessed by putting out a simulated fire using two different extinguishers.