Fire Safety Checks: Theory

iVC: Interactive Virtual Classroom

Access Xact’s high quality training safely and securely from your own home or preferred location. Fully engage and converse with our expert tutors and the rest of the class face-to-face in real-time in a polished, professional learning setting. Follow link for iVC details.

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 people 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
  • Emergency escape lighting
  • Fire safety signs, notices and routines
  • Extinguishing media
  • Fire safety management
  • Fire risk assessment
  • Horizontal and vertical means of escape

Core course documents

  • CFOA Enforcers’ Guidance
  • DCLG: Fire Safety Risk Assessment Guides
  • Xact notes regarding: BS 5839, BS 5266, BS 5499, BS 5306, PAS 79, BS 9999

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.

Dates and Prices

Duration 4 days
Delegate Cost £600.00 + VAT
Location iVC: Interactive Virtual Classroom
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Using iVC technology with sessions delivered using PowerPoint, flipchart, interactive group discussion, individual tuition, practical and virtual reality exercises.

Entry requirements

Individuals should:

  1. have ability to work at Level 3 or above
  2. be proficient in use of English Language
  3. be able to carry out mathematical calculations e.g. area and volume of cylinders and rectangular structures

Prior learning

Before the course, 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.

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.