Fire Safety Awareness Course

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  • Covers new guidance introduced October 2023
  • Assured by RoSPA Qualifications
  • Certified by CPD
  • Audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration of 1 hour
  • Downloadable certificate on completion
  • 100% online training
  • No time limits

This Fire Safety Awareness course explains the conditions which promote fire. It also explains how to prevent fires from starting and what to do should a fire break out.

Training people in fire safety helps them understand the importance of following fire safety measures and means they are less likely to panic in an emergency. They become aware of how they need to act if a fire breaks out, so they can safely and quickly evacuate the premises.

The course ensures learners are compliant with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, the Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006 and the Fire Safety Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010. The course has been updated to cover the amendments made to the Fire Safety Order by Section 156 of the Building Safety Act 2022, that came into effect in October 2023.

Our fire safety course takes about 1 hour to complete.

It is a legal requirement for every employee of every business in the UK to complete adequate fire safety awareness training. This should be taken when they are first employed and again whenever there are new or increased risks.

The Importance of Fire Safety Awareness Training

Fires are extremely dangerous; every year there are thousands of workplace fires where people  get seriously injured and sometimes people are killed. Therefore staff in the workplace need to be able to react quickly and properly if a fire breaks out. Fire safety training helps to avoid the possibility of injury and death, as well as the loss of property.

People can make mistakes due to ignorance when it comes to fighting fires or escaping a dangerous situation. That’s why fire safety knowledge can help staff to keep calm when a fire alarm sounds. If all employees are confident about what to do and where to go in the event of a fire, people will be safer. Fire safety awareness training can literally save lives.

Who is Fire Safety Awareness training for?

The law requires all employees to receive adequate fire safety training. Our training course is an effective way to train employees in any type of business, including office environments, schools, nurseries, GP practices and dental surgeries.

What are the learning outcomes for the Fire Safety course?

At the end of the course you will be able to describe:

  • You and your employer’s key responsibilities
  • The essential components of a fire
  • How fires spread
  • The actions to take if you discover a fire and on hearing a fire alarm
  • What you can do to minimise injury from smoke or burning clothing
  • Good practice that will reduce fire hazards and help prevent fires

When do I get my Fire Safety certificate?

Fire Safety Awareness Certificate

Your certificate will be available as soon as the training course has been passed. Once you return to the training system, click on the VIEW CERTIFICATE button to download or print your Fire Safety Awareness certificate.

RoSPA Qualifications have given this online course their stamp of assurance which provides reassurance to you that the training course is of a high standard.

The Fire Safety course is also accredited by the CPD Certification Service, as it conforms to the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

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How long is this Fire Safety Awareness certificate valid for?

Your Fire Safety Awareness course certificate does not include an expiry date. However, due to the devastating effect a fire can have on a business, we recommend the training is retaken annually. This is to ensure that the knowledge of Fire Safety is maintained and the workforce understand how to act if a fire breaks out.

The recommended renewal date will be on your fire safety online training course certificate.

Can this training course act as evidence for SSIP accreditations like CHAS, SafeContractor and ConstructionLine?

Providing evidence of industry-related training is important for all SSIP accreditations. Our training course certificates can be used as evidence that you have received appropriate health and safety training. Please note as every company has different training requirements, it will be up to each individual accreditation body to decide if our online courses are sufficient for your needs.

Example Screens from our fire safety online training course

Below you will find three example screenshots from our fire safety online training course. The online course is designed to be simple but informative, with each page consisting of a mixture of text, images, tables and professional audio. Using simple informative slides makes our courses easy to learn from.

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What does the Fire Safety Awareness course cover?

The course contains the following 6 topics:

1 – Employer and Employee Responsibilities

The first topic is about employer and employee responsibilities. It outlines the purpose of the fire safety regulations and the fire safety risk assessment. The topic identifies what is meant by the term responsible person. It also identifies what an employer must do, and what employees must do, with regards to fire safety.

2 – The Three Essential Elements of Fire

The second topic identifies the three essential elements of fire and it also describes what happens when you remove any one of these elements.

3 – How Fire Spreads

The third topic describes four ways that fire can spread. You will learn about why smoke is such a serious threat. The topic also identifies practices that increase the risk of fire and smoke spreading throughout a building.

4 – Raising and Responding to a Fire Alarm

Topic 4 is about raising and responding to a fire alarm. You will learn about the actions to take if you discover a fire. You will also learn when you should attempt to extinguish a fire. The topic covers three things you must NOT do if you hear the fire alarm sound.

5 – Minimising Injury

Topic 5 describes what you can do to minimise injury from fire. It identifies three ways to defend against smoke inhalation. You will also learn about the STOP, DROP and ROLL technique to use if your clothing catches fire.

6 – Fire Prevention and Best Practice

The final topic explores the difference between fire prevention and fire protection. It also presents examples of prevention and protection measures.

Fire Safety online course assessment

The course assessment will consist of 15 questions generated from question banks. Each time the assessment is taken, the questions change. This makes the Fire Safety Awareness course suitable for initial and refresher training.

You can also learn from your own mistakes, as the course provides useful feedback for incorrect responses.

Fire Safety online course reviews

i2Comply ReviewsIt is always good to see what other people think of an online course before you commit to purchase. Our fire safety online training course has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. You can see what previous course participants have posted, by clicking the stars under the page heading.

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Online UK Fire Safety courses

i2Comply has been supplying businesses and individuals with fire safety training and certificates for many years. You will find further information about the individual courses by clicking on each title.

  1. Fire Safety Awareness Course
  2. Fire Safety Awareness Course – Care Homes
  3. Fire Safety Awareness Course – Schools and Colleges
  4. Fire Extinguisher Awareness Course
  5. Online Fire Safety England Regulations 2022 Training
  6. Risk Assessment Training Course

i2Comply not only supply fire safety training, but a wide range of courses covering health & safety, health & social care and regulatory compliance. Take a look at our full list of online training courses.

Why choose i2Comply?

Our online Fire Safety Awareness course is engaging, interactive and self-paced, with professional audio narration accompanying the text and illustrations.

Our online training system only allocates a Fire Safety licence to a learner when they actually launch a training course, not when you create their training account. This means your licences remain in your account until you need them.

The Benefits of Online Training

Online training is available at any time and anywhere with internet access. The interactive content and assessment maximises retention of course material. The same content is delivered to everyone, which makes the training consistent and reliable. Everyone learns at different rates and online training allows your employees to learn at their own pace, so everyone gets as much as possible out of the training.

Online training can be very cost-effective as it helps you to reduce training centre and travel costs. When you need to train large numbers of employees, discounted prices will save you even more money.

Have a question?

If you cannot find the information you require regarding our fire safety online training course or any of our other online training courses, please just contact us and a member of our team will be happy to help.

Finally, we also have our help & knowledge base area, which contains answers a lot of previous and frequently asked questions.

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