The NEBOSH Fire Safety and Risk Management Certificate aims to build on the knowledge gained in the NEBOSH National General Certificate. It has been designed for managers, supervisors, employee representatives and others and aims to equip holders to contribute to the conduct and review of fire risk assessments and fire preventive and protective measures within most workplaces. It is therefore also suitable for people moving careers into fire safety adviser roles. It provides an appropriate breadth of underpinning knowledge for non-specialists in fire safety to enable them to discharge more effectively their organisational duties or functions with respect to workplace fire safety.
Holders of this qualification are entitled to:
- Associate Membership (AIOSH) of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). The qualification also meets the academic requirements for Technician Membership (Tech IOSH) of IOSH.
- Technician Membership (TIFPO) of the Institute of Fire Prevention Officers (IFPO) and the qualification meets the academic requirements for Associate Membership (AMIFPO).
Persons with the relevant skills and experience may also apply to join the IFPO Fire Risk Assessors Register.
This qualification also matches the competency criteria for fire risk assessors published by The Fire Risk Assessment Competency Council. These criteria are being adopted by professional bodies and third party certification bodies who register or certificate fire risk assessors and by commercial companies providing fire risk assessment services.
The NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management course covers the management of health and safety and in particular fire safety including legal requirements. It also includes principles of fire and explosion, causes and prevention of fires, fire protection in buildings and ensuring the safety of people in the event of fire.
The content is designed to equip those studying it to undertake fire risk assessments in most, low risk workplaces. No previous health and safety or fire safety knowledge is required although it should be noted that the assessment includes a requirement to write a short report.
Unit FC1: Fire Safety and Risk Management
Element 1: Managing fire safety
Element 2: Principles of fire and explosion
Element 3: Causes and prevention of fire
Element 4: Fire protection in buildings
Element 5: Safety of people in a fire
Element 6: Fire safety risk assessment
Unit FC2: Fire Safety Practical Application
The course is presented as a 1 week block. Unit FC1 is a taught unit assessed by one two-hour written examination. The written examination consists of ten ‘short answer’ questions and one ‘long-answer’ question. Unit FC2 is assessed by one four-hour fire risk assessment carried out in the candidate's workplace within 14 days of sitting the examination for unit FC1.
The NEBOSH Fire Safety and Risk Management 5 day course is designed for those candidates who are current NEBOSH NGC1 unit holders (passed within the last 5 years). Candidates who do not hold the NGC1 (and wish to achieve the full NEBOSH Fire Certificate qualification) can instead study an 11 day course programme and take papers NGC1, FC1 and FC2. Please contact us if you would like more details on this course option.
Block Release [5 day] course - 1 x 1 week block, including 1 day for the examination.