International Award In Fire Safety Level 2


This regulated qualification is aimed at anyone involved in the management of fire safety in any workplace. This includes managers, supervisors, team leaders, fire wardens (marshals) and staff working in any area where there is a potential risk of a fire.
Those gaining this qualification will know that fire safety is the responsibility of everyone in the workplace and will recognise the consequences of a fire in any premises.

This course is designed to give staff with extra responsibility a further insight into the correct procedures and actions to be taken to ensure safety and prevention with regards to fire.

We offer the Level 2 Award in Fire Risk Assessment course at our comfortable, well-equipped and fully accessible training venue in Pakistan, away from the distractions of the workplace.

The course is delivered in one day by our highly qualified and experienced instructors, in an interactive and engaging manner.

The HABC Level 2 Award in Fire Safety (QCF) has been accredited by the regulators of England and Wales (Ofqual and Welsh Government) and is part of the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). It is supported by Proskills, the Sector Skills Council for the process and manufacturing sector.

From October 2006, the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (FSO), came into effect. This requires the responsible person (employer, occupier or owner) to take reasonable steps to reduce the risk from fire and ensure safe escape for both employees and visitors.

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order requires the responsible person to:

Ensure all employees are provided with adequate safety training at the time they are first employed and on being exposed to new and increased risks.
Appoint one or more ‘competent person’ to assist with fire safety in the workplace, and provide them with sufficient training to remain effective in reducing the risks from fire hazards.

The FSO applies to all non-domestic premises in England and Wales, including the common parts of blocks of flats and houses in multiple occupations.

The law applies to you if you are:

a charity or voluntary organisation
a contractor with a degree of control over any premises
providing accommodation for paying guests
responsible for business premises
an employer or self-employed with business premises
responsible for a part of a dwelling where that part is solely used for business purposes

Under the FSO, the responsible person must carry out a fire safety risk assessment and implement and maintain a fire management plan.

This level 2 qualification is aimed at anyone requiring a Fire Warden or a Fire Marshal in the workplace. The qualification covers the latest fire safety regulations and the roles and duties of employees and their responsibilities on Fire Safety. The qualification is designed to meet and comply with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. It covers how fires are started, methods of controlling fire spread, evacuating the building, fire briefings and risk assessing.

Level 2 Award in Fire Safety course is delivered in one day and provides this ‘responsible person’ with knowledge and understanding of the fire risk assessment process and the skills required to undertake a suitable and sufficient fire risk assessment.

This qualification provides the opportunity for learners to develop competence in key skills and produce evidence towards attaining key skills. The qualification does not ensure key skills are met as this would depend upon learners producing a portfolio of evidence and the mode of study adopted.

A range of subjects are covered including the hazards and risks associated with fire in the workplace, how fire risk is controlled in the workplac, the role of the nominated fire warden, the principles and practice of fire safety management at work & much more . . .

There are no prerequisites for this qualification. It is advised that learners have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or numeracy or equivalent. This qualification is approved for delivery to the age ranges Pre-16, 16-18 and 19+.

The Level 2 Fire Safety course is aimed at personnel with extra fire responsibilities within the workplace.

An ideal course for managers, supervisors and fire marshals/wardens or those who undertake or assist in fire risk assessments at work.

This Fire Safety Training Course is designed for employees who want to develop their basic fire safety awareness in order to assist their employer by undertaking more specific fire safety roles in the workplace to manage fire risk (e.g. as fire wardens/marshals/stewards etc.

Unit 1: Fire Safety Principles

1. Understand the hazards and risks associated with fire in the workplace

Explain how fires are caused in the workplace
Describe the components of the fire triangle.
Identify the hazards during or after a fire, including the products of combustion.
Describe the characteristics of fire and smoke spread.

2. Understand how fire risk is controlled in the workplace

State the different methods used to identify and control fire hazards.
Define the term ‘means of escape’ in relation to fire hazards.
Outline typical components for means of escape from fire hazards.
Describe methods of fire detection and raising the alarm.
Describe the principle of how fires are extinguished.
Describe how portable fire-fighting equipment should be used safely.
Identify common fixed fire-fighting systems and where they might be used.

3. Understand the principles and practice of fire safety management at work

Outline the duties of employers and employees with respect to fire safety in the workplace.
Outline how to undertake a simple fire safety inspection in the workplace.
Describe the stages involved in a fire risk assessment.

4. Understand the role of the nominated fire warden

State the role and function of fire wardens in their workplace:
on a day-to-day basis
during an emergency
if they are not in their designated areas of responsibility when the alarm is raised.

How the qualification is assessed?

This qualification is assessed through a 30-question multiple-choice question examination. The duration of the examination is 1 hour. Successful learners must achieve a score of at least 20 out of 30.

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