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Level 1 Award in Fire Safety Principles Awareness (QCF)

Course Overview:

Anybody wishing to develop knowledge, understanding and awareness of the issues of fire safety. Learners will gain an understanding of the principles of fire risk control, practical fire safety, and what to do in an emergency.

This qualification is at entry-level, and there are no prerequisite requirements for a learner to undertake this qualification.

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The course duration is 4 Hours and is delivered by fully qualified and accredited Health and Safety Trainers who have many years of experience and come from different backgrounds.

Course content includes:

  • Course Content:
  • 1.1  State the main causes of fires in the workplace
  • 1.2 Outline the main costs of fires in the workplace for employers, employees and society
  • 1.3 State their own duties and responsibilities in relation to fire safety at work
  • 1.4 State the duties and responsibilities of fire wardens and other people who may be required to take action as part of fire risk controls or during an emergency
  • 1.5 Describe the action to be taken in the event of a fire in the workplace, including methods of raising the alarm and contacting the emergency services
  • 2. Understand the principles of fire risk control
  • 2.1 List the key elements for effective fire risk management in the workplace
  • 2.2 Outline how the components of the fire triangle can be used to control fire risks
  • 2.3 List active and passive fire risk control measures
  • 2.4 Outline fire prevention measures that can be taken to minimise fire risks

  • 3. Understand the principles and practice of fire safety management at work
  • 3.1 State the safe operating parameters for the use of portable fire-fighting equipment
  • 3.2 Outline simple checks for ensuring that fire safety equipment is serviceable and safe to use

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