Qualification: Level 3 Introductory Certificate in Fire Safety
This National Qualification is suitable for operational personnel who conduct fire safety checks of low risk simple buildings.
A foundation qualification aimed at those who are new to fire safety and operational personnel in fire and rescue services. It has been designed for operational crew managers and firefighters to assess and report to a fire safety officer on significant fire safety issues following operational incidents, community safety visits or premises visits under the Fire & Rescue Services Act etc.
This qualification applies to those who fire safety checks of simple premises, such as small shops, offices, hotels, residential care homes and industrial units with a simple layout and easy means of escape. Premises which can be easily be assessed using a DCLG Fire Risk Assessment Guide.
For details on courses to achieve this qualification see
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NFCC Competency Framework for Fire Safety Regulators
This qualification is part of knowledge/skills competency requirements of “Non Fire Safety Specialist Personnel” e.g. operational crews or advocates who conduct fire safety checks of simple buildings
Note: In addition to course fees, a qualification registration fee applies. See L3 Introductory Certificate Brochure for costs
National Occupational Standards (NOS)
This qualification has three National Occupational Standards: