This course is suitable for anyone in an organisation who has a specific responsibility for fire safety in the workplace, such as Fire Wardens and Fire Marshals.
The course is ideal for:
- Raising awareness on the importance of fire safety knowledge for all employees.
- Learning a foundation of fire safety knowledge on which employer and responsible persons can build upon.
- Highlighting essential fire safety processes that workplaces are required to adhere to by law.
Please note that delegates must be at least 16 years old to attend this course and it is advised that learners have a minimum of Level 1 in Literacy or Numeracy, or equivalent due to the multiple choice examination at the end of the course.
Successful delegates will receive a Qualsafe e-certificate which will be valid for a period of 3 years from the date of the course. They will gain an understanding of the knowledge and skills required to carry out fire safety management at work, fire safety inspection, fire safety risk assessment and the legal requirements related to fire safety in the workplace.
The agenda for the QA Level 2 Award in Fire Safety (RQF) Course includes:
1. Understand the hazards and risks associated with fire in the workplace:
- Explain how fires are caused in the workplace
- Describe the components of the fire triangle
- Identify the hazards during or after a fire, including the products of combustion
- Describe the characteristics of fire and smoke spread
2. Understand how fire risk is controlled in the workplace:
- State the different methods used to identify and control fire hazards
- Define the term 'means of escape' in relation to fire hazards
- Outline typical components for means of escape from fire hazards
- Describe methods of fire detection and raising the alarm
- Describe the principle of how fires are extinguished
- Describe how portable fire-fighting equipment should be used safely
- Identify common fixed fire-sighting systems and where they might be used
3. Understand the principles and practice of fire safety management at work
- Outline the duties of employers and employees with respect to fire safety in the workplace
- Outline how to undertake a simple fire safety inspection in the workplace
- Describe the stages involved in a fire risk assessment
4. Understand the role of the nominated fire warden
- State the role and function of fire wardens in their workplace:
- on a day to day basis
- during an emergency
- if they are not in their designated areas of responsibility when the alarm is raised
- Outline the content of a fire safety briefing
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