FRA: Principles of Fire Safety

iVC: Interactive Virtual Classroom


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Our iVC is in a class of its own, offering a route to top-notch courses and recognised qualifications while saving on time, travel and accommodation costs. Follow link for iVC details

Target Audience

Fire risk assessors.


To enable delegates to identify, assess and report hazards and risks associated with fire in complex premises.

Core Topic Areas

  • Fire safety legislation
  • Human behaviour in fire
  • Causes and effects of fire
  • Fire risk assessment and auditing
  • Fire detection and alarm systems
  • Emergency escape lighting
  • Fire safety signs, notices and routines
  • Extinguishing media
  • Fire safety management

Core Reference Documents

  • Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
  • CFOA: Enforcers’ Guidance
  • BIS: Regulators’ Code
  • HSE: Enforcement Management Model (EMM)
  • DCLG: Fire safety risk assessment guides
  • BS 5839, BS 5266, BS 5499, BS 5306, BS 9999


Assessment of all course work is to relevant National Occupational Standards (NOS).

Qualifications and NOS

This course includes assessment criteria for NOS:

These NOS are from qualification:

  1. Level 4 Certificate in Fire Safety (Fire Auditors): details
  2. Level 4 Diplomain Fire Safety (Fire Inspectors): details

For more details see: qualifications

Dates and Prices

Duration 5 days
Dates Mon 22nd Jul - Fri 26th Jul 2024
Mon 16th Sep - Mon 20th Sep 2024 #
Mon 4th Nov - 8th Nov 2024

* option of iVC or Face-to-Face at Yarnfield Park

# Face-to-Face at Yarnfield Park (no IVC)
Delegate Cost £855.00 + VAT
Location iVC: Interactive Virtual Classroom
Not applicable
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Prior Learning

Before the course, delegates should have:

  • ability to recognise typical fire safety measures in buildings e.g. smoke detectors, extinguishers, exit signs.
  • an understanding of a fire risk assessor’s role.
  • experience observing a fire risk assessor assessing a building’s fire safety measures.

Pre-Course Modules

Course includes pre-course distance learning modules on principles: fire Safety legislation, automatic fire alarm systems and emergency escape lighting


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

Post Course

Delegates must complete workbooks within four weeks of course completion.