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Diploma in Fire Safety at Work

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Brentwood Open learning College


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Study method
460 hours · Self-paced
No formal qualification
90 CPD hours / points
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Fire Safety at Work

CPD Accredited Diploma in Fire Safety at Work with 90 CPD points. This Fire Safety course comes with easy to understand e-learning study materials.

Fire Safety at Work

Appropriate fire safety training is a legal requirement for all businesses in the UK, within which every employee must be suitably trained on the basics of fire safety. This exclusive Fire Safety Training course provides a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of fire safety and the legislation all employers in the UK must comply with.Due to the Fire Safety Regulations (The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005) Employers are legally required to provide employees with adequate Fire Safety Training on an annual basis. Our online Fire Safety course will help you fulfil this obligation by providing your staff with the knowledge and understanding of all key information regarding Fire Safety in the Workplace.

Fire Safety at Work

In accordance with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, the Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006 and the Fire Safety Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010, it is the responsibility of every employer to provide adequate fire safety training and education for all employees. This includes how to act upon the discovery of a fire, risk factors that can compromise fire safety and proactive measures than can prevent incidents involving fire.

Fire Safety at Work

Ultimately, fire safety training is a mandatory workplace health and safety requirement, covering the basic principles employees must know to contribute to a safe working environment.

Fire Safety at Work

This endorsed Fire Safety Training Certificate comes highly recommended as both an entry-level educational programme and an invaluable refresher course. Suitable for employers, managers, team leaders and employees at all levels, course content covers everything from fire prevention to evacuation procedures and the fundamentals of fire chemistry.

Fire Safety at Work

Study at a time and pace to suit your existing commitments, with full tutor support available on-demand and all course materials included in the initial fee.

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Learning Objectives

Adequate fire safety training must be provided for all employees without exception by every employer in the UK. Irrespective of the size and nature of the business, the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 clearly states that every worker must have the knowledge and confidence to take appropriate action, in the event of a fire.

The primary objective of this course is to empower employees with the specialist knowledge needed to contribute to a safe and healthy working environment. Guidelines for dealing with different types of fires are provided, though particularly heavy emphasis is placed on risk management and fire prevention.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners will benefit from the ability to:

  • Understand their obligations in the event of a workplace fire
  • Respond appropriately and confidently when a fire breaks out
  • Identify the most common causes of fires in the workplace
  • Use the appropriate type of fire extinguisher to put out a fire
  • Discuss the fundamentals of fire chemistry and the fire triangle
  • Contribute to a safer and healthier working environment
  • Help the organisation comply with all applicable safety regulations


90 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Standards Office

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Fire Safety at Work

Course Benefits

Our exclusive online courses prioritise flexibility and accessibility for the benefit of our learners. This endorsed Fire Safety Training course is now open for online enrolment, with no formal entry requirements to fulfil. Just a few of the benefits of this exclusive distance learning program include:

  • An essential overview of the fundamentals of fire safety, which must be acknowledged and understood by employers and employees at all levels.
  • Concise yet comprehensive insights into the importance of fire prevention and how to conduct a thorough risk assessment.
  • The opportunity to run your business more safely and confidently, or empower your employees to contribute to safer working conditions.
  • No fixed study schedules or deadlines - enjoy the freedom to study from any location at a time and pace to suit your schedule.
  • All learning materials and study aids are included in the initial fee, with on-demand tutor support available at all times.
  • Access to our dynamic digital learning platform, where you can access your course materials and assignments 24/7 from any connected device.

Many thousands of people are injured or lose their lives each year as a result of wholly avoidable accidents and incidents at work. Ultimately, this course aims to help employers and employees alike take better care of themselves, their peers and anyone else who may visit their premises

Course Outline

All study aids and learning resources needed to complete this course are included in the initial fee as standard. Our Fire Safety Regulations training programme comprises the following nine modules:

Unit 1 - Introduction to Fire Safety

This Fire Safety at Work unit covers the following key topics:

  • What is Fire?
  • Fire Triangle
  • Fundamentals of Fire Chemistry
  • What is Fire Safety?
  • Typical Fire Risks
  • Prevention of Fire
  • Measures to Prevent Fires
  • Fixed Fire Fighting Systems
  • Automatic Water Sprinkler Systems
  • Portable Fire Fighting Equipment
  • Siting of Portable Extinguishing Equipment
  • Fire Alarm and Detection Systems

Unit 2 - Fire Safety Legislation

This Fire Safety at Work unit covers the following key topics:

  • England and Wales' Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
  • DSEAR Regulations
  • What are dangerous substances?
  • What are the requirements of DSEAR?
  • Where does DSEAR apply?
  • UK Fire Safety Legislation Simplified
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Fire Safety Signs
  • Fire Alarm Systems
  • Emergency Lighting
  • Fire Safety Training

Unit 3 - Fire Risk Assessment

This Fire Safety at Work unit covers the following key topics:

  • What is a Fire Risk Assessment?
  • Identifying fire hazards
  • Identifying people at risk
  • Evaluate, remove, reduce and protect from risk
  • Checklist Evaluate, remove, reduce and protect from risks
  • Record, plan, inform, instruct and train
  • Fire Safety Training

Unit 4 - Fire Safety Measures & Fire Prevention

This Fire Safety at Work unit covers the following key topics:

  • Fire Risks and Preventative Measures
  • Housekeeping
  • Storage
  • Dangerous Substances: Storage, Display and Use
  • Equipment and Machinery
  • Electrical Safety
  • Smoking
  • Managing building Work and Alterations
  • Existing Layout and Construction
  • Particular Hazards in Corridors and Stairways used as escape Routes
  • Insulated Core Panels
  • Restricting the spread of Fire and Smoke
  • Arson

Unit 5 - Fire Detection and Warning Systems

This Fire Safety at Work unit covers the following key topics:

  • People with hearing difficulties
  • Voice alarms
  • Schematic plan
  • Manual call points
  • Automatic fire detection
  • Reducing false alarms
  • Staged fire alarms
  • Testing and maintenance
  • Guaranteed power supply
  • New and altered systems

Unit 6 - Firefighting Equipment and Facilities

This Fire Safety at Work unit covers the following key topics:

  • Portable Firefighting Equipment
  • Number and type of Extinguishers
  • Foam extinguishers (cream)
  • Powder extinguishers (blue)
  • Carbon dioxide extinguishers (black)
  • Fixed firefighting installations
  • Other facilities (including those for firefighters)
  • Access for fire engines and firefighters
  • Smoke control systems

Unit 7 - Emergency Escape Routes

This Fire Safety at Work unit covers the following key topics:

  • The type and Number of People using the Premises
  • The age and Construction of the Premises
  • The Number of Escape Routes and Exits
  • Management of Escape Routes
  • Emergency Evacuation of Persons with Mobility Impairment
  • General Principles
  • Suitability of Escape Routes
  • Fire-resisting Construction
  • Number of people using the Premises
  • Mobility Impairment
  • Widths and Capacity of Escape Routes and Stairways
  • Travel Distance
  • Basement, Escape and Protection
  • Roof Exits

Unit 8 - Emergency Escape Lighting, Signs and Notices

This Fire Safety at Work unit covers the following key topics:

  • Escape Signs
  • Signs and notices
  • Signs
  • Installation, Testing and Maintenance
  • Daily Checks
  • Weekly Tests and Checks
  • Monthly Tests and Checks
  • Six-monthly Tests and Checks
  • Annual Tests and Checks
  • Positioning of escape signs
  • Escape sign design
  • Other Safety Signs and Notices
  • Illumination

Unit 9 - Rerecord, Plan, Inform, Instruct and Train

This Fire Safety at Work unit covers the following key topics:

  • Fire Safety Records & Training
  • Fire Safety Audit
  • Plans and Specifications
  • Emergency Plans
  • Information, Instruction, Co-Operation and Co-Ordination
  • Fire Safety Training
  • Fire Marshals
  • Fire Drills
  • Monitoring and Debrief
  • Quality Assurance of Fire Protection Equipment and Installation

Who is this course for?

Fire Safety at Work

Legislation places responsibility for fire safety squarely with employers, who are expected to make every possible effort to inform, educate and train staff on the basics of fire safety.

Fire Safety at Work

Every member of the workforce without exception is expected to contribute to the creation and maintenance of a safe workplace environment. Therefore, this course is suitable for employers and employees at all levels, as an introduction to the basics of fire safety or a helpful refresher course.

Fire Safety at Work

Our full portfolio of online training programs is open for enrolment throughout the year, making now the perfect time to sign up and get started. For more information or to discuss this endorsed Fire Safety Training course in more detail, contact a member of our admissions team today.


Fire Safety at Work

There is no particular entry requirement.

Option 1

CPD Accredited Fire Safety Diploma (issued by CPD Standard Office)

(PDF format)=£30

(Hard copy)=£95+ postal charges

Option 2

Fire Safety Course Completion certificate issued by BOLC (Courses for Professional Development)

PDF Certificate - FREE

Hard copy - £25 + postal charges

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