Highfield Level 1 Award in Fire Safety Awareness

Red Fire Alarm

Overview

The Level 1 Award in Fire Safety Awareness is designed to help an organisation to meet its duties under current fire safety legislation. It provides employees with essential knowledge about fire safety; helping them to understand how to prevent a fire, as well as what actions to take if a fire does break out. This qualification covers the following topics:

  • Main causes and effects of fires in the workplace.
  • Duties and responsibilities (of employers, employees and fire wardens).
  • Procedures¬† & actions to be taken in the event of a fire.
  • Fire prevention measures.
  • Fire risk management, including risk assessment.
  • The fire triangle.
  • Fire risk control measures (active and passive).
  • Reporting fire safety issues.
  • Portable fire-fighting equipment.
  • Simple checks of portable fire-fighting equipment.
Who needs This Qualification?
Anyone. It is particularly aimed at staff who:

  • Have no specific fire-safety role.
  • Are undertaking induction training.
  • Want an introduction to the topic before moving on to further fire-safety training.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the course, delegates will:

  • Understand the causes of fire
  • Appreciate their role in fire prevention
  • Understand who is responsible for fire safety
  • Understand about fire control measures, and fire-fighting systems
  • Appreciate the importance of reporting fire safety issues
Duration

Half-day course

 

Assessment

Multiple-choice examination

Ofqual Accredited

Yes

Ofqual Code
501/0341/6

 

Pre-requisite
None

 

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