Fire Safety Checks

Target audience

Firefighter, crew and watch managers who conduct fire safety checks of low risk simple buildings.


To enable individuals to understand how to:

  • identify and assess risks associated with fire in buildings
  • check measures are in place to protect occupants from fire in buildings.

Main topic areas

  • Fire Safety Legislation
  • Human behaviour in fire and causes and effects of fire
  • Fire detection and alarm systems
  • Fire safety management
  • Fire risk assessment
  • Horizontal and vertical means of escape and compartmentation
  • Responsibilities of building owners, managers and occupants
  • Role and responsibilities of fire service
  • Obtaining specialist support and advice
  • Actions when issues are beyond own limits of authority

Core course documents

Xact course manual

Qualification and units

Course includes assessment criteria for qualification: Level 2 Award in Carrying Out Fire Safety Checks consisting of two mandatory units:

  • Understand requirements for carrying out fire safety checks
  • Carry out fire safety checks

Dates and Prices

Duration 3 days
Dates Dates Upon Request
Delegate Cost £ + VAT
Accommodation Costs and details
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Entry requirements

Individuals should:

  • have ability to work at Level 2 or above
  • be proficient in use of English Language
  • be able to carry out simple mathematical calculations

Prior learning

Individuals are required to have the ability to recognise typical fire safety measures in buildings e.g. smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, exit signs.

They also need to have an understanding of the fire auditor role. Plus, individuals should also have experience of observing an auditor assessing a building’s fire safety measures.