There are no entry requirements for this qualification.
It is important that learners have a suitable standard of English language in order to understand and articulate the concepts contained in the syllabus.
NEBOSH recommends that learners undertaking this qualification should reach a minimum standard of English equivalent to an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 or higher in IELTS tests.
The NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety is ideal for:
- Those responsible for fire safety in low to medium risk workplaces
- Health and Safety managers Facilities Managers
- Health and safety representatives within businesses.
This relevant and respected fire safety qualification will help you to:
- Gain a solid technical foundation to build on through practical application and experience
- Positively influence fire safety behaviours and improve fire safety culture
- Learn fire safety techniques that are based on global best practice
- Provide valuable in-house fire safety expertise for you workplace
- Advance your career by gaining specialist fire safety knowledge
- Avoid the damaging and sometimes catastrophic losses that result from fire.
This focused qualification helps you learn and develop fire safety skills which can be applied in workplaces anywhere in the world.
The FC1 syllabus covers:
Managing Fire Risk
- The legal framework;
- The legal and financial consequences of failure to manage fire safety;
- The process, sequences and the purpose of investigating fire related incidents (accidental and maliciously set fires) in the workplace;
- The legal and organisational requirements for recording and reporting fire related incidents.
Principles of Fire and Explosion
- Combustion processes
- Ignition of solids, liquids and gases
- Fire growth and spread
- Explosion and explosive combustion
Causes and Prevention of Fires
- Fire risks associated with flammable, combustible and explosive substances
- Fire risks associated with common workplace processes and activities
- Measures to prevent fires
- Requirements for adequate means of escape
- Access requirements to assist in fire fighting operations
- Fire detection and alarm systems
- Early fire suppression systems
Safety of People in the Event of Fire
- Devising procedures in the event of a fire
- How people perceive and react to fire danger
- The measures needed to overcome behavioural problems and to ensure safe evacuation of people in the event of fire
- Assisting disabled people to escape.
Fire Risk Assessment
- Fire risk assessment recording and reviewing procedures
- The potential for pollution arising from fires
- Measures to prevent and reduce fire pollution
The examination (FC1) completes the week of study, and a practical test (FC2) needs to be conducted in the candidates own workplace shortly after sitting the examination.
Everyone attending the programme will get a comprehensive reference manual covering, in depth, all of the subjects included in the training programme.
This qualification has a two-step assessment process which consists of:
An Open Book Examination - Unit FSC1:
You will be able to complete this at home or in another safe and suitable location where you can concentrate. You will be presented with a scenario that describes a realistic workplace and situation. You will then be asked to carry out a series of tasks using evidence presented in the scenario as well as the underpinning knowledge you have gained through your studies and revision.
You will have 24 hours to complete and submit your paper - though you should be able to complete it in 4-5 hours.
A Practical Fire Risk Assessment - Unit FSC2:
The fire risk assessment has been developed around fire risk assessment standards such as the Home Office fire guidance and PAS79-1:2020.
The time needed to complete the fire risk assessment is not restricted. We do, however, recommend that you take around three hours to complete all four parts of the assessment. We feel that the three hours will allow you to show your understanding of the assessment requirements and complete a good quality fire risk assessment.
Both assessments will be marked by an external examiner appointed by NEBOSH. These examiners are chosen for their experience and expertise to ensure that learners are assessed by the very best from our industry.