A range of Fire Safety related subjects are covered including:
• How fires are caused
• Components of the fire triangle
• Fire hazards
• Fire and smoke spread
• Controlling the hazards
• Means of escape
• Fire detection and raising the alarm
• Fire signage
• Principles of extinguishing fires
• Safe use of equipment
• Firefighting systems
• Duties of employers
• Duties of employees
• Fire safety inspection
• Fire risk assessment
• Role of the fire warden
• Fire safety briefing
The qualification has 3 assigned guided learning hours (GLH) and 7 hours total qualification time (TQT). GLH indicates the number of contact hours that the learner will have with the Trainer/Assessor.
TQT includes GLH but considers unsupervised learning and is an estimate of how long the average learner will take to achieve the qualification.
It is beneficial for the learner to undertake additional independent learning for example, by doing research on the internet.
This qualification is available to learners aged 18 years or over. Learners must have the literacy skills to be able to read and self-learn the reference manual and additional resources.
In addition, the learner will need access to a computer with a reasonable internet connection in order to access the distance learning resources and communicate with the Trainer/Assessor.
valid passport (any nationality);
signed UK photo card driving license;
valid warrant card issued by HM Forces, Police;
Other photographic ID card, e.g. valid warrant card issued by HM Forces, Police and employee ID card, student ID card, travel card. In the event that a learner is unable to produce any of the forms of photographic identification listed above, a Centre may accept another form of identity containing a signature, for example a credit card or a third-party representative, such as a Line Manager, Human Resources Manager or invigilator, will be accepted.