FRA: Gathering Evidence

iVC: Interactive Virtual Classroom


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Target Audience

Fire risk assessors.

This course is designed to enable delegates to understand how to manage regulators of the Fire Safety Order.

They are provided with skills to manage the situation, take notes and collect evidence and write witness statements.

For those who would understand the full investigation process, see Investigation, Regulation and Enforcement


To enable delegates to understand how evidence should be planned and gathered when enforcing the Fire Safety Order.

Core Topic Areas

  • Identifying offences
  • Taking contemporaneous notes
  • Questioning to obtain information
  • Writing and taking witness statements
  • Managing information and evidence
  • Informing relevant persons and organisations of offences
  • Producing reports to show an offence has been committed

Core Reference Documents

  • Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
  • Human Rights Act 1998
  • Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 (Whistleblower)
  • Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 and Codes of Practice (PACE)
  • Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA)
  • Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 (CPIA)
  • National guidance documents and MG forms
  • BIS Regulators’ Code


Course work is assessed to National Occupational Standards.

Qualifications and NOS

This course includes assessment criteria for NOS:

This NOS are from qualification Level 3 Certificate in Fire Safety (Fire Auditors): details

Dates and Prices

Duration 1 day with distance learning module
Dates Thu 18th Jul 2024
Thu 10th Oct 2024
Mon 4th Nov 2024
Mon 6th Jan 2025
Mon 10th Mar 2025
Tue 27th May 2025

* Face-to-Face at Yarnfield Park (no iVC)
Delegate Cost £185.00 + VAT
Location iVC: Interactive Virtual Classroom
Not applicable
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Prior Learning

Auditing simple premises or equivalent.

Pre-Course Modules

Distance learning module.


Sessions will be delivered using PowerPoint, whiteboard explanation, interactive group discussion, individual tuition and practical exercises

Practical exercise include interviewing a witness and making witness statements.

Post Course

Delegates must complete workbooks within four weeks of course completion.