Level 2 Award in Fire Safety

Duration: 1 day including multiple choice exam

Course introduction

The Level 2 Award in Managing Fire Safety is a qualification aimed at anyone involved in the management of fire safety in any workplace. This includes managers, supervisors, team leaders, fire wardens (marshals) and staff working in any area where there is a potential risk of fire.

Persons gaining this qualification will know that fire safety is the responsibility of everyone in the workplace and will recognise the consequences of a fire in any premises.

The holder of the Level 2 Award in Fire Safety will

  • Understand the hazards and risks associated with fire in the workplace
  • Understand how fire risk is controlled in the workplace
  • Understand the principles and practice of fire safety management at work
  • Understand the role of the nominated fire warden

The Course Covers

  • how fires are caused in the workplace
  • the components of the fire triangle
  • the hazards during or after a fire, including the products of combustion
  • the characteristics of fire and smoke spread
  • how fire risk is controlled in the workplace
  • the different methods used to identify and control fire hazards
  • the term ‘means of escape’ in relation to fire hazards
  • typical components for means of escape from fire hazards
  • methods of fire detection and raising the alarm
  • the principle of how fires are extinguished
  • how portable fire-fighting equipment should be used safely
  • common fixed fire-fighting systems and where they might be used
  • the role of the nominated fire warden the role and function of fire wardens in their workplace: on a day-to-day basis during an emergency
  • the content of a fire safety briefing.