Fire Risk Assessment Course
Each year people die or are seriously injured as a result of fires at work. In addition to the tragic loss of life and personal suffering experienced by family and friends, fire costs UK businesses millions of pounds, from damage to property, loss of business, fines, compensation claims and increased insurance premiums. It can be the end for small businesses. Under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, the responsibility for fire risk assessment course in any workplace lies with the ‘responsible person’ and they will be held accountable.
The Level 2 Award in Fire Risk Assessment aims to provide the ‘responsible person’ with knowledge and understanding of the fire risk assessment process and the skills required to undertake a suitable and sufficient fire risk assessment.
The specification is based on the Health and Safety Executive’s guidance on fire risk assessment and has been accredited by the Qualifications Regulators at Level 2 in the Qualifications and Credit Framework.
The online assessment task relates directly to the candidate’s workplace and tests the application of learning in a practical context. While the Level 2 Award in Fire Risk Assessment is a stand-alone qualification, it allows for lateral progression to other British Safety Council Level 2 qualifications covering specific risk assessments in COSHH, DSE and Manual Handling, and vertical progression to the Level 3 Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health.
Relationship to National Occupational Standards
The content of the Level 2 Award in Fire Risk Assessment has been mapped to the Units HSS1 and HSS6 of the National Occupational Standards for Health and Safety.
Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria
The qualification comprises one mandatory unit (Fire Risk Assessment T/602/1425). The learning outcomes state what a candidate will be expected to know, understand or be able to do and the assessment criteria describe the requirements that a candidate is expected to meet to demonstrate a learning outcome has been achieved.
(the learner will . . .)
(the learner can . . .)
1. Understand the importance
of fire risk assessments
Outline the reasons for conducting fire risk assessments
Outline the main legislation relating to fire risk assessments
2. Understand the principles of
controlling the risks from fire
Identify the main fire hazards in the workplace
List fire prevention and protection arrangements
3. Understand how a fire risk
assessment is undertaken
Describe the stages of a fire risk assessment
Outline the circumstances in which a fire risk assessment should be reviewed
Successful achievement of the learning outcomes for the above unit will earn a candidate two credits.
Fire Risk Assessment is currently available as In Business Training at your premises for groups.
Cost for the courses is:
In Business Training – £x for delivery per day for a group of up to 12-15, (ex vat and travel)