Fire Safety for Schools

Duration 2 - 3 hours

CPD Approved RoSPA Approved
Fire Safety for Schools
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  • 100% online training

  • Start when you like

  • Learn on any device (desktop, mobile or tablet)

  • Instant assessment and result

  • 1 learner per course

  • Train teams of all sizes

  • Bulk discounts starting at 10% off 10 courses

  • Learn on any device (desktop, mobile or tablet)

£30 +VAT

include vat

Includes a 10% discount for 10+ courses

By law, anyone who works in a school requires fire safety awareness training. This Fire Safety for Schools training course will help your school comply with this requirement, as it provides staff with the necessary knowledge to help them maintain fire safety measures and follow evacuation procedures. It will explain how they can minimise common fire safety risks in a school and support students and vulnerable people during a fire.

100% online training

Access anywhere

Same day digital certificate

Printed certificate posted next working day

Full audio voiceover

Unlimited assessment attempts

Written in compliance with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, the Education (School Premises) Regulations 1999, the Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006 and the Fire Safety Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010

Developed by health and safety professionals

Accredited by CPD and assured by RoSPA Qualifications

What you'll learn

By the end of this course, learners will be aware of:

  • The consequences of fires occurring in schools.
  • How fires can start.
  • Fire safety law and what it requires of everyone.
  • How to minimise fire risks through good housekeeping, safe storage, and other preventative measures.
  • How their school can prevent arson.
  • The legal requirements surrounding alarm and detection systems, fire extinguishers, and escape routes.
  • What to do during a fire emergency.
  • The importance of personal emergency evacuation plans and fire drills, as well as how they may be involved in these.

Training you can trust

  • Course Content
  • Assessment
  • Suitable for

Module 1: Introduction to Fire Safety for Schools

Why fire safety is important, fire safety law, the fire triangle, types of fire, and common fire hazards.

Module 2: Fire Safety Responsibilities

The responsible person, fire wardens, fire risk assessments, staff duties, and who enforces fire safety.

Module 3: Fire Safety Measures

Housekeeping, preventing arson, storage, smoking, detection and warning systems, and fire extinguishers.

Module 4: Evacuation Procedures

Evacuation strategies, escape routes and exits, signage, emergency lighting, and what to do during an evacuation.

Module 5: Fire Plans and Drills

Personal emergency evacuation plans and fire drills.

The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 20 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 90%. The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.

This Fire Safety for Schools training course is designed for anyone who works in a school setting, such as nurseries, primary schools, and secondary schools. It is appropriate for anyone at any level in a school, whether they teach a class or not.

For example:

  • Teachers.
  • School librarians.
  • Receptionists.
  • Lunchtime workers.

Employers are required to ensure that all new employees in their school undergo fire safety training when they first start work. They must also ensure that existing employees have their training refreshed if any new fire risks are identified by a risk assessment. This course is suitable as both an introduction to fire safety and a refresher for employees.

Those who are in charge of fire risk assessments and fire evacuation procedures require a higher level of training than this course offers. They will need to receive Fire Warden Training as well as practical training in using firefighting equipment.

Written by experts

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Neil Murray

Health and Safety Consultant

Neil Murray is a vastly experienced and highly qualified health and safety professional who has held roles such as Senior Health and Safety Executive inspector,  and Principal Inspector for Channel Tunnel construction. He has also held senior roles in an international infrastructure business, a major UK water utility company and a major construction group and provided management consultancy to numerous companies across a wide range of industries. 

Neil has a wide expertise in many sectors, including construction, civil engineering, manufacturing engineering, water and waste utilities, education, heritage sites, public safety, rail construction and operation, transport, marine, waste management, engineering design and industrial and facilities management services. 

Neil is a QSA auditor for RoSPA and also an author of published guidance on health and safety in the construction of the Channel Tunnel, work at height, major project management, and online training courses.