Fire safety.

Each year fire can cost businesses infinite amounts of money, sometimes causing them to close permanently. More importantly people die or are seriously injured as a result of fire in the workplace. It is fundamental for businesses to ensure that their premises meet fire safety regulations, while ensuring all employees and visitors know what action to take in the event of fire. The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (FSO) requires the 'responsible person' (employer, occupier or owner) to take reasonable steps to reduce the risk from fire and ensure safe escape for both employees and visitors. The FSO requires the responsible person to:

  • Ensure all employees are provided with adequate safety training at the time they are first employed and on being exposed to new and increased risks.
  • Appoint one or more 'competent persons' to assist with fire safety in the workplace, and provide them with sufficient training to remain effective in reducing the risks from fire hazards.

The following CIEH qualifications below can be delivered to help businesses and organizations meet current legislation and protect both the people and the workplace.

Level 1 Award in Fire Safety Awareness

This course provides the basics of understanding fire safety and prevention within the workplace. This qualification would benefit anyone in a work environment as it provides candidates with an understanding of the key principles of fire safety, including measures to prevent fires occurring and actions to be taken in the event that a fire does break out. This course has also proved beneficial to those who are starting a new job � as part of an induction programme. Upon completion and subject to assessment the candidates will receive a CIEH Level 1 Award in Fire Safety Awareness certificate.

Level 2 Award in Fire Safety Principles

This comprehensive one day course 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 candidates who desire to become fire wardens /marshals or similar.

This course covers subject areas including:

  • Fire risk and control
  • The principles and practice of fire safety
  • The role of the nominated fire warden

Upon completion and subject to assessment the candidate will receive a CIEH Level 2 Award in Fire Safety Principles.

The maximum number of candidates that can be accommodated on this course is twelve.