Principles of Fire Safety

iVC: Interactive Virtual Classroom


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Target audience

Fire risk assessors, fire safety officers and auditors.


To enable delegates to identify, assess and report hazards and risks associated with fire in simple 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 course work to National Occupational Standards (NOS).

Qualifications and NOS

This course includes assessment criteria for NOS:

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

For more details see: qualifications

Dates and Prices

Duration 5 Days
Dates Mon 8th Jul - Fri 12th Jul 2024
Mon 22nd Jul - Fri 26th Jul 2024
Mon 19th Aug - 23rd Aug 2024
Mon 16th Sep - Fri 20th Sep 2024 #
Mon 4th Nov - Fri 8th Nov 2024
Mon 2nd Dec - Fri 6th Dec 2024

# 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/auditor’s role.
  • experience of observing a fire risk assessor/auditor 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.