Fire Safety in blocks of flats

Target Audience

Design Engineers, Building Managers, Fire Safety Professionals, Building Control Officers, Fire Safety Officers and Fire Risk Assessors.


To provide delegates with an understanding of fire safety in blocks of flats.

Core Topic Areas

The course includes the following topic areas:

  • Legislation
  • BS 5839-6: Fire alarm systems
  • Internal planning and means of escape from flats
  • Smoke control systems to protect means of escape
  • BRE Project Report 79204: Smoke Shafts
  • Sprinklers and automatic suppression systems
  • Construction FR, compartmentation, internal and external linings
  • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems
  • Access and facilities for fire-fighters
  • Fire safety design for sheltered and extra care
  • Atria in residential buildings
  • Management of flats

Core Reference Documents

Approved Document B

BS 9991: Fire safety in Residential Buildings

Fire safety in purpose-built blocks of flats


Assessment is conducted upon all coursework to National Occupational Standards.

Qualifications and NOS

This course includes the assessment criteria for FS2.3, FS3.2, FS7.3 and FS7.4 of Level 4 qualifications Certificate and Diploma in Fire Safety.

Dates and Prices

Duration 5 Days
Dates Dates on request
Delegate Cost £780.00 + VAT
Location Yarnfield, Stone, Staffordshire
Accommodation Costs and details

Prior Learning

Delegates should have the ability to fire risk assess or audit buildings.


The sessions will be delivered using PowerPoint presentations, flipchart explanation, group discussion, individual tuition and plan based exercises to reinforce outcomes.

Post Course

Delegates must complete workbooks within four weeks of course completion.