Fire safety in existing blocks of flats

iVC: Interactive Virtual Classroom


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Target Audience

Fire Safety Auditors and Fire Risk Assessors


To enable individuals to:

  • Identify and understand fire safety measures in blocks of flats
  • Assess fire safety measures in blocks of flats

Core Topic Areas

The course includes the following topic areas:

  • Fire Safety Legislation and other Regulators
  • Compartmentation
  • Fire alarm arrangements
  • Evacuation strategy
  • Ventilation arrangements
  • Mobility scooters
  • External coverings
  • Access and facilities for Fire Service
  • Rubbish chutes and storage
  • PIB: Premises Information Box
  • Ventilation and pressurised systems
  • Firefighting shafts and types of lift arrangements
  • Access control systems and security
  • Building Safety Certificate

Core Reference Documents

Elements of the reference documents below are employed during the course:

  • Approved Document B: Volume 1 or equivalent
  • BS 9991: Fire Safety in Design, Management and Use
  • Fire Safety in Purpose-built Flats
  • BS 5839-1, BS 5839-6, BS 8629, BS 9251
  • BRE: Smoke Ventilation of Common Access Areas
  • BRE: Cladding tests
  • BRE: Heat release and smoke production from Mobility Scooters
  • BRE: Fire experiments on mobility scooters protected by sprinklers

Dates and Prices

Duration 2 Days
Dates Mon 23rd May - Tuesday 24th May 2024
Thu 5th Dec - Fri 6th Dec 2024
Delegate Cost £385.00 + VAT
Location iVC: Interactive Virtual Classroom
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Prior Learning

Individuals should have prior experience in fire risk assessing or auditing buildings and familiar with Approved Document B Volume 1 or equivalent.


Sessions will be delivered using PowerPoint, flipchart, interactive group discussion, individual tuition and practical exercises.

Post Course

Individuals must complete workbooks within four weeks of course completion.

Qualifications and NOS

This course include assessment criteria for National Occupational Standards FS2, FS3, FS7 and FS9 of Level 4 Certificate/Diploma qualifications in Fire Safety