Level 1 Award in Fire Safety Awareness

Duration: ½ day including multiple choice exam

Course introduction

The Level 1 Award in Fire Safety Awareness is a qualification aimed at all staff, particularly new starters in any workplace, where a basic understanding of fire safety is required.

Persons gaining this qualification will know that fire safety is the responsibility of everyone in the workplace with recognition of the contribution they may have to prevent the starting and spread of fires.

Its syllabus areas are designed to enable all candidates to contribute into the fire safety procedures in the workplace.

The holder of the Level 1 Award in Fire Safety Awareness will:

  • Understand basic fire safety and what to do in the event of an emergency
  • Understand the principles of fire risk Control
  • Understand the basics of practical fire safety

The Course Covers

  • Main causes and effects of fires in the workplace
  • Duties and responsibilities (of employers, employees and fire wardens)
  • Procedures in the event of a fire
  • Actions to be taken in the event of a fire
  • Fire prevention measures
  • Fire risk management, including risk assessment
  • The fire triangle
  • Fire risk control measures (active and passive)
  • Reporting fire safety issues
  • Portable fire-fighting equipment
  • Simple checks of portable fire-fighting equipment