The NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety is recognised as the quintessential fire safety risk management qualification. As health and safety regulations continue to become more stringent, it is vital we all proactively carry out fire safety risk assessments and engage with our fire safety responsibilities.
The course comprises two central units that will cover pivotal areas such as the core fundamentals of fire safety principles, risk and safety management and the prevention of fire risk.
- Justify fire safety improvements using moral and financial arguments
- Advise how fires and explosions can occur and the appropriate controls to minimise fire and explosion risks
- Advise your employer on the requirements for the fire protection of premises and workers including the appropriate training obligations
- Carry a fire risk assessment in your own workplace – prioritising risks, inspecting the workplace, recognising a range of common fire hazards, evaluating risks (taking account of current controls), recommending further control measures, planning actions.
Element 1: Managing Fire Safely
- Moral and financial reasons for managing fire safety
- The role of national governments and international bodies in developing frameworks for the regulation of fire
Element 2: Principles of Fire and Explosion
- The principles of combustion, fire growth and fire spread
- The ignition of solids, liquids and gases
- Explosion and explosive combustion.
Element 3: Fuel, Oxygen and Ignition Sources and Control
- Sources of fuel, oxygen and ignition sources
- Appropriate control measures to minimise fire and explosion risks.
Element 4: Fire Protection of Buildings
- The means of fire protection and prevention
- Means of escape
- The methods and systems available to give early warning of fire
- Classification of fires, extinguishing media and portable fire-fighting equipment
- The method of operation and maintenance of fixed installation systems
- Requirements for ensuring access for the fire service is provided and maintained.
Element 5: Safety of People in the Event of Fire
- Fire emergency plan
- Fire evacuation
- Behaviours of people in the event of a fire
- Appropriate training requirements
Element 6: Fire Safety Risk Assessment
- Objectives of fire safety risk assessments
- Principles and practice of fire safety risk assessments
- Matters to be considered in a risk assessment of substances capable of forming a flammable or explosive atmosphere.
Unit FSC1: Open Book Exam
Unit FSC1 is assessed with an open book exam which you type and submit online. You’ll be asked to
carry out a series of tasks which relate back to elements 1-6.
The aim of the exam is to test your ability to apply your learning to the workplace. Your answers
should be relevant to the given situation and, when appropriate, reference evidence from it directly.
The overall paper is worth a total of 100 marks.
Unit FSC2: Practical Risk Assessment
Unit FSC2 is a marked risk assessment. You’ll need to demonstrate your practical understanding of
elements 2-6 and relate this back to the theory from previous elements.
The risk assessment is split into 4 stages:
- General information
- Fire safety audit
- Summary and action plan
Each stage is assessed individually, and you must pass all 4 stages to pass.
This NEBOSH course is being offered by BookMyCourse Ltd in association with NEBOSH accredited course provider T224SA - registered centre number 807.