Gathering Evidence

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Target Audience

This course is designed to enable delegates to understand how contraventions of the Fire Safety Order are managed.

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

For those who undertake the full investigation, see Fire Safety Enforcement


To enable delegates to understand how evidence for purposes of fire safety regulation should be planned and gathered.

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

  • 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 the assessment criteria for gathering evidence.

Dates and Prices

Duration 1 day with distance learning module
Dates Mon 5th Sep 2022#
Tue 6th Sep 2022
Mon 6th Feb 2023 *
Tue 30th May 2023 *
Mon 25th Sep 2023
Tue 6th Feb 2024*

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

# Face-to-Face at Yarnfield Park (no iVC)
Delegate Cost £170.00 + VAT
Location iVC: Interactive Virtual Classroom
Not applicable
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Prior Learning

Understand the laws and contraventions to which they investigate, regulate and enforce.

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.