Fire Safety Checks: Practical

iVC: Interactive Virtual Classroom

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Target audience

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


To enable individuals to:
a)    identify and assess risks associated with fire in buildings
b)    conduct checks to ensure measures are in place to protect people from fire in buildings

Main topic areas

Practical exercises to:

  • Identify occupancy and risks
  • Identify suitability of fire safety measures e.g.
    • Fire detection and alarm systems
    • Fire detection and alarm systems
    • Emergency escape lighting
    • Fire safety signs, notices and routines
    • Extinguishing media
    • Fire risk assessment
    • Fire safety management
    • Means of escape
  • Reporting to a fire safety officer
  • Recording fire safety checks e.g. forms

Note 1: This will be conducted in a range of simple buildings e.g. Offices, shops, factories, warehouses, hotels and residential care buildings.

Note 2: A virtual reality exercise is utilised to practice fire safety checks.

Core course documents

  • DCLG: Fire Safety Risk Assessment Guides
  • Xact Notes
  • Form: Building Fire Safety Checks

Dates and Prices

Duration 2 Days
Delegate Cost £300.00 + VAT
Location iVC: Interactive Virtual Classroom
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Qualification and units

Course includes assessment criteria for NOS FS1, FS2 and FS3 of qualification: Level 3 Introductory Certificate in Fire Safety.

Note: Evidence from more than one course/activity is required to complete NOS.


Using iVC technology with sessions delivered using PowerPoint, flipchart, interactive group discussion, individual tuition, practical and virtual reality exercises.

Prior learning

Individuals must have completed: Fire Safety Checks: Theory course

Pre-course distance learning

Course includes pre-course distance learning module on fire safety checks.

Note: Distance learning modules are issued one month before course

Post course

Individuals must complete workbooks within four weeks of course completion.