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The course will help practitioners gain an understanding in the basics of fire prevention along with detailed ideas on planning fire evacuation procedures and equip you with a basic knowledge of extinguishing a fire including the use of fire extinguishers and blankets.

  1. Modules
    1. Understand the hazards and risks associated with fire in the workplace 

    1.1 Recognise how fires are caused in the workplace 

    1.2 Identify the components of the fire triangle 

    1.3 Identify the hazards during or after a fire, including the products of combustion

    1.4 Recognise the characteristics of fire and smoke spread 


    1. Understand how fire risk is controlled in the workplace 

    2.1 Recognise the different methods used to identify and control fire hazards 

    2.2 Recognise the definition of ‘means of escape’ in relation to fire hazards 

    2.3 Identify typical components for means of escape from fire hazards 

    2.4 Recognise methods of fire detection and raising the alarm 

    2.5 Identify the principle of how fires are extinguished 

    2.6 Recognise how portable fire-fighting equipment should be used safely 

    2.7 Identify common fixed fire-fighting systems and where they might be used 


    1. Understand the principles and practice of fire safety management at work 

    3.1 Recognise the duties of employers and employees with respect to fire safety in the workplace 

    3.2 Identify how to undertake a simple fire safety inspection in the workplace 

    3.3 Identify the stages involved in a fire risk assessment 


    1. Understand the role of the nominated fire warden 

    4.1 Identify the role and function of fire wardens in their workplace 

    4.2 Recognise the content of a fire safety briefing 


There is no previous experience required for this course, but learners must be over the age of 14. 

You must have a good understanding of basic English and basic IT skills to navigate the online module. 

The course will be assessed by a short multichoice questionnaire at the end of the online module in order to assess your knowledge and understanding. 

This course will provide you with a Level 2 Fire safety certificate valid for 2 years

Other courses commonly completed with this course include:

  • Paediatric first aid at work
  • Safeguarding level 2
  • Emergency first aid at work (adults)
  • Early years Foundation Stage Framework
  • Health and safety at work

This course can be a qualification towards careers in:

  • Nursery nurse
  • Child practitioner 
  • Childminder
  • Teacher
  • Youth work 
  • Sports coach