Online Fire Safety Training Course

Fire Safety Awareness
£30 +VAT

This online Fire Safety Training Course teaches you about the fire risks in work premises and what safety measures should be in place to control them. It explains everyone’s legal responsibilities, the common causes of fires, how to prevent them, what fire safety arrangements are necessary, and the importance of following emergency procedures.

If you are in charge of fire risk assessments and overseeing evacuation procedures, such as the employer of a workplace or a senior member of staff with fire safety responsibilities, this course can be a starting point for your knowledge, including for carrying out risk assessments. However, you will also need to receive a higher level of training than this course provides, such as our Fire Warden Training course, that goes into more detail. Fire wardens also need to receive practical training in using firefighting equipment.

This course has been updated and is legally accurate in line with any guidance changes that have resulted from Brexit legislation - including any revisions to deadlines.

  • Written in compliance with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
  • Developed by health and safety Professionals
  • Accredited by CPD and Assured by RoSPA
  • Online training course and assessment with no time limits
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration: 2 hours
  • On completion, certificate is posted next working day
  • Downloadable PDF certificate available on completion

Who should take this course?

The law requires all employees to receive adequate fire safety training, and our course is designed to help your business fulfil this legal requirement. It is suitable for anyone at any level, no matter what industry you work in, from employees to managers and full-time to part-time staff.

If you are in charge of fire risk assessments and overseeing evacuation procedures, such as a fire warden, you will need to receive a higher level of training than this course provides, as well as practical training in using firefighting equipment.

Looking to appoint a designated fire warden? Our Fire Warden Training course provides learners with the necessary knowledge to fulfil this role.


Do You Comply With Fire Safety Regulations?

In the UK, duties are imposed on responsible people in businesses by the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 in England and Wales, the Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006, and the Fire Safety Regulations (Northern Ireland). All employers, owners, landlords, or occupiers of business or non-domestic premises are known as the ‘responsible person’.

Regulation 21 of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 states that the responsible person in a workplace ‘must ensure that [their] employees are provided with adequate safety training (a) at the time when they are first employed; and (b) on their being exposed to new or increased risks.’

This training course will help your business comply with this legal requirement to provide staff with training.



Certification

CPD Approved
RoSPA Approved

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

This course is also assured by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents through their RoSPA Qualifications Assurance System, as providing up-to-date, quality and content-approved training.

On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit. 

This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 1 year. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.


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Course content

ModuleDescription
1Introduction to Fire Safety

Why fire safety is important, definition of fire safety at work, the fire triangle, types of fires, responsible persons, fire wardens, and employee duties.

2Fire Safety Law and Fire Risk Assessments

Fire safety law and related regulations, who enforces fire safety?, and fire risk assessments.

3Fire Safety Measures

Fire prevention measures, duties of manufacturers and suppliers of machines and equipment, hazard labelling and packaging, safety data sheets, alarm and detection systems, duties of manufacturers, importers, and distributors of electrical equipment and fire extinguishers.

4Evacuation Procedures and Emergency Plans

Fire emergency plans, requirements of evacuation routes, evacuation procedures, evacuation procedures for vulnerabilities, fire drills, and fire signs.


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Aims of the course

By the end of this course, you will understand:

  • The fire triangle, which explains how fires start.
  • What the law requires of businesses regarding fire safety and what everyone's responsibilities are.
  • The importance of a fire risk assessment.
  • Ways to prevent or control fires in your workplace.
  • The type of detection and warning systems which should be in place.
  • The different types of fire safety signs that workplaces should have.
  • How to ensure your evacuation routes and exits remain effective at all times.
  • The evacuation procedures that businesses should have in place.

Assessment

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 that you’ll instantly know whether you passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.


 Frequently Asked Questions

Can this training course help me apply for SSIP accreditations like CHAS and SMAS?

Yes, our Fire Safety Awareness course can act as evidence of industry-related training for accreditation applications, such as CHAS. It covers the requirements of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, which will help you understand how to fulfil the legal duties they set out. Knowledge of these topics form part of the training requirements set out by accreditation assessment bodies, so you must be able to demonstrate evidence of compliance in order for your application to be successful. Our course will contribute to the evidence you must provide during your application, to show that you have received the relevant training.


Please note that it will be down to each individual accreditation body to decide if our courses are sufficient for the training requirements of your specific business. This evidence only forms one part of your overall application process. It is up to you to prove you are fulfilling your legal duties and to supply sufficient evidence for everything the accrediting body requires in order for your application to be successful.