The NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety 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.
This unit 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.
This course is assessed by NEBOSH. Certificates are issued to all successful candidates.
Holders of the NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety are also 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 and Associate Membership (AIIRSM) of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM).
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.
The NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety has been accredited and credit rated by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA). It sits in the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) at SCQF Level 6 with 13 SCQF credit points.