Level 2 Award in Fire Safety


Qualsafe Awards

Course duration

1 Day

Certificate valid for

3 years

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The QA Level 2 Award in Fire Safety (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification that has been specifically designed for anyone who has a specific responsibility for fire safety in the workplace, such as designated fire wardens/fire marshals

Fire Safety Course Overview

This course is designed for all employees as an introduction to fire awareness and is an excellent addition to include in your company induction programme for new employees as CPD regulated training.  It deals with how fires can occur and what to do in the event of a fire. The course also provides a foundation for those employees who want to develop their basic fire safety awareness in order to assist their employer by progressing to more specific fire safety roles in the workplace to manage fire risk (see our Fire Warden/Marshal course).

Fire Safety Course Content

  • The common causes of fire
  • The behaviour of fire
  • Fire triangle and fire spread
  • Fire Law
  • Duties of Employers and Employees
  • Fire prevention
  • Identifying Hazards
  • How to use fire extinguishers
  • Emergency evacuation procedures
  • Fire Safety inspections and basic risk
  • Fire safety briefings
  • Role of nominated fire warden

Fire Safety Course Benefits

The Fire Safety Order requires that fire safety training is provided to staff when they commence employment and that refresher training is provided on a regular basis.

Fire is often the biggest safety risk any businesses may have. Without fire safety training your insurances may not be valid and your staff are left vulnerable.

Don't think a fire won't happen to you, last year there were over 33,000 recorded fires in UK businesses and community buildings. Protect your staff now and give them the best chance of escape if a fire does happen.

Fire Safety Training is not only a legal requirement, it also saves lives and protects businesses.

Don't wait until it's too late!

Learner Numbers

In order to ensure the interaction between the learners and the tutor is spread evenly and effectively, and to ensure the courses are fully delivered in accordance with industry guidelines, the maximum number of learners allowed on a course is sixteen.

Formative assessments – a range of informal assessment procedures employed by the Trainer/Assessor during the learning process to measure each Learner’s knowledge, skills and understanding related to the assessment criteria

Theory assessment/multiple choice question papers – there is 1 paper per unit for each Learner and Learners should answer all the questions under ‘examination’ conditions, see QA Multiple Choice Question

Successful learners will be awarded an Essential Site Skills Fire Safety Awareness certificate valid for 3 years with refresher recommended at this point.

Legal Requirements

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, under regulation 21 Training states you must include suitable and sufficient instructions and training on the appropriate precautions and actions to be taken by the employee in order to safeguard himself/herself and other relevant persons in the premises. A suitable and sufficient Fire Risk Assessment will also allow you to determine the extent of training that may be required depending on hazards on site.