The Level 2 Award in Fire Safety Awareness Course is designed for employees who want to develop their basic Fire Safety awareness in order to assist their employer by undertaking more specific Fire Safety roles in the workplace to manage fire risk (e.g. as fire wardens/marshals/stewards etc.)
Successful candidates will be awarded a Level 2 Award in Fire Safety Awareness Course qualification (Level 5 in Scotland) in Fire Safety.
It is essential to ensure that staff are suitably trained on the procedures to be followed in the event of a fire. The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 states that the owners or persons in control of non-domestic premises must manage fire safety and in doing so need to provide staff with adequate fire safety training. The training provided is better known as Fire Warden/Fire Marshal Training.
General fire safety awareness in England and Wales is maintained through compliance with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. The legislation implements a risk-based approach to fire safety in community, industrial and business premises. It requires the responsible person (usually the employer, owner or occupier) to carry out a fire safety risk assessment, implement appropriate fire precautionary and protection measures and to maintain a fire management plan. All members of staff have a role to play in fire safety and the fire safety qualifications support these various roles.
Who should attend?
Level 2 Award in Fire Safety Awareness Course is a qualification aimed at anyone involved in the management of fire safety in any workplace. This includes managers, supervisors, team leaders, fire wardens (marshals) and staff working in any area where there is a potential risk of fire.
Persons gaining this qualification will know that fire safety is the responsibility of everyone in the workplace and will recognise the consequences of a fire in any premises.
Level 2 Award in Fire Safety Awareness Course: allows candidates to develop their basic fire safety awareness in order to assist their employer by undertaking more specific fire safety roles in the workplace (as fire wardens/marshals, stewards etc.)
This Level 2 Award in Fire Safety Awareness Course covers
- Causes of fires in the workplace
- The fire triangle
- Hazards during and after a fire
- Fire and smoke spread
- Identifying and controlling fire hazards:
- Fire prevention
- Fire detection and raising the alarm
- Means of escape
- Principles of extinguishing fires
- Fire-fighting equipment and systems
- Fire safety laws
- Duties and responsibilities of employers and employees
- Undertaking a fire safety inspection
- Fire safety risk assessments
- Contents of a fire safety briefing
- Roles and responsibilities of the nominated fire warden:
- On a day-to-day basis
- During an emergency
- Practical fire extinguisher demonstration .
Level 2 Award in Fire Safety Awareness Course lasts 4 hours
Course Tools & Assessment Method
Power point Presentation, syndicate exercises, practical exercises and group discussion. Learner’s knowledge is evidenced by verbal or written questioning. Certification given on completion.
Delegates attending this course must bring a valid form of photographic I.D
The candidates are assessed by an examination paper consisting of 30 multiple choice questions to be completed in one hour under examination conditions.