CIEH Level 1 – Principles of Fire Safety Awareness

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Level 1 Certificate in Principles of Fire Safety Awareness
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Do you know what to do in case of a fire? You may not be employed where fire drills are a must-know, but it is still considered a safety aspect particularly as induction training for new employees. Most workplaces require a basic understanding of fire safety, the principles of fire risk control and what to do in an emergency. The Level 1 – Principles of Fire Safety Awareness course will provide learners an opportunity to gain fire safety awareness and ensure that they are safe within the workplace. Learn what protocols to follow in case of a fire break out. It is an introductory course for beginners but experienced users can also use this course as a refresher.

The Level 1 – Principles of Fire Safety Awareness course will discuss key topics such as fire safety awareness, fire risk control and practical fire safety protocol. Learn what to do in case of a fire, how to protect yourself and others at all times in the workplace.

The Level 1 – Principles of Fire Safety Awareness course will teach learners the basics of fire principle safety, causes of fire in the workplace, fire safety duties and responsibilities and how to use fire-fighting equipment. Learn what to if a fire starts in your building and be prepared for emergency evacuation.


Level 1 Certificate in Principles of Fire Safety Awareness

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What will I learn?

  • Understand risks associated with fire in the workplace.
  • Learn to identify the main causes of fire in the workplace.
  • Learn how to reduce the likelihood of a fire in the workplace.
  • Understand means of exit and how to ensure they are available and maintained.
  • Learn the course of action to take when you hear the fire alarm.
  • Gain a clear understanding of fire-fighting equipment and when to use them.
  • Ensure fire equipment is available to staff at all times.

Course Curriculum

1: Introduction To Fire Safety Awareness

2: Fire Risk Control

3: Practical Fire Safety

Access Duration

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course. The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.

Method of Assessment

At the end of the Level 1 – Principles of Fire Safety Awareness you will be evaluated through an online multiple choice exam. In order to complete this program successfully and gain your professional qualification.


Those who successfully complete the course will be awarded the Level 1 Certificate in Principles of Fire Safety Awareness by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health. It will make you valuable to employers, and your motivation at gaining new skills will be recognised.

Who is this course for?

  • All employees undertaking induction training
  • Employees who have no specific fire safety roles


  • The course is suitable for all levels of employees and managers
  • Anyone with an interest in fire safety awareness

Career path

  • Health & Safety Coordinator – £22,186 per annum
  • Health & Safety Manager – £34,738 per annum
  • Environmental Health & Safety Manager – £40,329 per annum

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as ABC Awards and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.


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