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This comprehensive five-day training course will equip you with the tools and knowledge to complete fire risk assessments of all but the most complex buildings, as described in the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

After successfully completing this training course, you’ll have the opportunity to progress to a Level 4 qualification in Fire Risk assessment provided by ABBE, a nationally and internationally recognised awarding body regulated by the qualification regulators Ofqual.

After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to

  • Understand the fire risk assessment process
  • Understand the duties of the relevant legislation
  • Undertake fire risk assessments and compile comprehensive, relevant fire risk assessment reports
  • Calculate occupancy levels and understand the requirements of means of escape and compartmentation
  • Understand fire alarm system design, emergency lighting provision and firefighting equipment

At a glance

5 days

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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After successfully completing this training course, you’ll have acquired the knowledge you need to start building your portfolio of practical evidence for submission towards the Fire risk assessor Level 4 Award. Your evidence will comprise three fire risk assessments on certain building types, to be completed within three months of completing this course.

Alternatively, you might choose to supplement your knowledge with one of our dedicated one-day fire safety training courses.

What’s included?

Designed and led by industry experts
Comprehensive electronic course notes and materials
Small class sizes
Free on-site parking and easy motorway access
CPD certificate on completion

This is a comprehensive five-day course leading to a nationally and internationally recognised award.

Delivered by industry experts, you’ll undertake practical exercises both in groups and individually. Significant additional self-study is recommended, and for those undertaking the Level 4 qualification, three fire risk assessments on certain building types will need to be completed within three 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 and prevention
  • Structural response to fire
  • Containment and passive fire protection
  • Communication: fire alarms
  • Extinguishment, fire service access and suppression systems
  • Escape and evacuation
  • Professional and ethical conduct and 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

Please Note: This course is for raising awareness only and does not lead to any third-party certification scheme.

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