The NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management course covers the fundamentals of health and safety management and fire safety, as well as the current legislation and legal requirements. It outlines the principles and risks relating to fire and explosion, as well as the common causes of fire and preventative measures. In addition, the course will detail how to ensure the safety of people in the event of fire, as well as how to undertake fire risk assessments in most low-risk workplaces.
Aims and Objectives:
This course aims to provide a fundamental understanding of health and safety management along with the skills and knowledge required for all those responsible for fire safety in their workplace. It provides an overview of fire legislation, risks, causes and preventative measures, as well as how to ensure the safety of people in the event of fire.
This is a 5 day course, including a final examination.
There are no formal entry requirements for this course. However, learners are expected to have a good understanding of both spoken and written English.
Who Should Attend:
This course is designed for all those in a position of responsibility for fire safety in the workplace. It is particularly relevant for newcomers to health and safety responsibilities, as well as those who are moving to fire safety advisory roles.
The course consists of two units, each separately assessed.
The first unit (FC1) focuses on fire safety and risk management, and includes the following subjects:
Managing Fire Safety
Principles of Fire and Explosion
Causes and Prevention of Fires and Explosions
Fire Protection in Buildings
Safety of People in the Event of Fire
Fire Safety Risk Assessment
The second unit (FC2) outlines the practical application of fire safety knowledge as outlined earlier in the course, and is assessed via a practical assessment.
The NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management course is a nationally recognised qualification with a number of benefits for both learners and their employers.
For learners, the course offers a solid understanding of the key issues regarding health and safety and fire safety management, an overview of fire legislation and best practice, and practical insight on dealing with fires and fire risks.
In addition to this, holders of the NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management are entitled to Associate Membership of the Institute of Health and Safety (IOSH) and Technician Membership of the Institute of Fire Prevention Officers (IFPO). Completion of the course also meets the academic requirements for Technician Membership of IOSH, as well as Associate Membership of IFPO.
Learners with the relevant skills and experience may also apply to join the IFPO Fire Assessors Register.
Organisations whose employees gain the NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management will gain a safer site, with greater protection from the catastrophic damages that can occur as a result of fire. In addition, the NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management is specifically designed to help employers to comply with their their legal responsibilities on fire safety, offering skilled employees who are able to reduce fire risk and injury and manage potential litigation, as well as demonstrating higher levels of competence.
Successful learners will gain the NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management, a nationally recognised qualification, and will also be eligible for Associate Membership of the Institute of Health and Safety (IOSH) and Technician Membership of the Institute of Fire Prevention Officers (IFPO).