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Fire Safety for Managers


This RoSPA-accredited, level-3, e-learning course is suitable for anyone who is required to know and understand their fire safety rights and responsibilities as a member of an organisation and who is responsible for members within the organisation.

The course includes optional voiceover recorded by a professional actor and culminates with an assessment. It is specifically designed to teach learners everything from the basics of fire safety, covering areas such as the P.A.S.S technique and the specifics of fire safety laws, an introduction to risk assessments and covers active and reactive responsibilities.

Law & Legislation

This course covers key points from:

  • The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

Course Content

  • Introduction - Most common causes, locations, times, and dangers of fire, your rights and responsibilities.
  • What is Fire - The fire triangle, the 6 classes of fire and 5 types of extinguisher, what to use when.
  • Fire Hazards - Common hazards - common sources of ignition, common sources of fuel, reporting fire hazards.
  • The Nature of Fire - What smoke is and how it can harm you, 4 main ways that fire can spread, how quickly can fire spread.
  • Preventing Fire - Managing fire hazards to reduce risks, controlling sources of ignition and controlling sources of fuel, the 5 types of fire safety sign.
  • Controlling Fire - Fire extinguishers types reminder, how to use an extinguisher, the P.A.S.S. technique, fixed fire protection systems – active and passive.
  • In the Event of Fire - Human behaviour, raising the alarm, responding to a fire alarm, tackling fire, backdrafts. Fundamental rules and procedure for exit.
  • The Law - Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 – who is responsible, duties of the responsible person, what premises are covered, shared premises, fire risk assessments.
  • Conducting the Risk Assessment - Requirements of the responsible person, the 5 steps to risk assessment – in detail. Assessing, removing hazards and reducing risk, recording your findings, producing an action plan, training, reviewing and updating the risk assessment.
  • Taking Action - How to reduce risk and remove hazards, common protective measures – fire detection and warning systems, escape routes, emergency lighting, requirements of fire signs, passive and active fire protection.
  • Fire Wardens - Proactive Duties - The difference between fire marshals and fire wardens, definition and proactive duties of a fire warden, how to conduct a fire drill – before, during and after.
  • Fire Wardens - Reactive Duties - What needs to be done in the event of, and after, a fire. Fighting fires, raising the alarm, evacuation, roll calls and reporting to the fire service. After a fire or a near miss.