The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 states the following in Article 9 “The Responsible person must make a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risks to which relevant persons are exposed. For the purpose of identifying the general fire precautions he needs to take to comply with the requirements and prohibition imposed on him by or under this order”.  This 5-day course will equip you with the tools and knowledge to complete fire risk assessments of all but the most complex buildings.

Delegates who undertake the training will have the opportunity to progress to a Level 4 qualification in Fire Risk assessment provided by ABBE, a nationally and internationally recognised awarding organisation regulated by the qualification regulators Ofqual and CCEA. An additional fee will be payable for those delegates wishing to register for the Level 4 qualification.

Learning Objectives: 

By the end of the course delegates should have a good understanding of the fire risk assessment process, relevant legislation, be able to undertake fire risk assessments and compile comprehensive, relevant fire risk assessment reports.  They will be able to calculate occupancy levels and have an understanding of requirements of means of escape, compartmentation,  fire alarm system design, emergency lighting provision and firefighting equipment etc.

Course Structure: 

This is a classroom-based course, with training delivered by industry experts in a series of lectures ranged over 5 days. Practical exercises will be undertaken both in groups and individually.  Significant additional self-study is recommended, and for those undertaking the Level 4 qualification, 3 fire risk assessments on certain building types will need to be completed within 3 months of the course.

The programme includes:

  • Fire Safety Legislation and applicable codes of Practice and Regulation
  •  Fire Dynamics, Smoke Movement and Occupant Behaviour
  •  Principles of Fire Safety
  •  Fire Safety Management & Prevention
  •  Structural Response to Fire
  •  Containment & Passive Fire Protection
  •  Communication: Fire Alarms
  •  Extinguishment, Fire Service Access & Suppression Systems
  •  Escape & Evacuation
  •  Professional and Ethical Conduct & Recognising limitations
  •  Effective Communication with the Client
  •  Investigative and Inspection Techniques
  •  Provision of Fire Risk Assessment Guidance and Advice
  •  Fire Risk Assessment Methodology
  •  Collection of appropriate data to identify and evaluate fire risks
  •  Making well-reasoned recommendations for action across a range of situations

Target Audience:

The course is aimed at those who will have responsibility for conducting fire risk assessments including Fire Safety Managers, Facilities Managers, Risk Managers, Surveyors and Health and Safety practitioners. Also suitable for those involved in the compilation of fire emergency plans.

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