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Level 3 Introductory Certificate in Fire Safety

Suitable for operational personnel who conduct fire safety checks of low risk simple buildings.

A National Qualification for operational firefighters, crew and watch managers to assess and report to a fire safety officer on significant fire safety issues following operational incidents, community safety visits or premises visits under the Fire & Rescue Services Act etc.

Level 3 Certificate in Fire Safety

For details about a National Qualification suitable for auditors and fire risk assessors of simple buildings, see Level 3 Certificate in Fire Safety

Simple buildings

This qualification applies to those who conduct fire safety checks of simple buildings, such as small shops, offices, hotels, residential care homes and industrial units with a simple layout and easy means of escape. Premises which can be easily be assessed using a DCLG Fire Risk Assessment Guide.

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Two courses form this qualification, these are:

  1. Fire Safety Checks: Theorycourse
  2. Fire Safety Checks: Practicalcourse

For more details on these courses, see left navigation above.

National Occupational Standards (NOS)

Qualification: Level 3 Introductory Certificate in Fire Safety has three NOS:

  • FS1: Identify and report fire hazards and risks
  • FS2: Assess risks associated with fire
  • FS3: Ensure protection measures are in place

For more details about this qualification see qualifications

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