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Fire Awareness Training

Duration: The course lasts 3 hours and is normally run over 1 or 2 sessions in a single day.

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Group size of a maximum 12 delegates per session.


Our fire awareness training is tailored to suit the needs of your workplace.

Our informative course will equip you with all the knowledge you’ll need to improve your fire safety awareness and reduce the risk of hazards at your work.

All our fire training is given by fully trained fire safety professionals who know the rules and regulations that your workplace needs to comply with. Fire safety awareness is everyone’s responsibility and our training ensures that all the essentials are covered in detail.

Our fire awareness training course is IFE approved and designed for all staff, particularly those who have fire safety responsibilities within their role (excluding fire marshals / wardens who require specific fire marshall training). This training is also useful for anyone who may have the need to operate fire extinguishers and other fire fighting equipment. This course will show you how to do so safely and effectively.

Fire Awareness Training Course Content

Drawing on their own experiences of working in the fire service, our trainers give comprehensive guidance on fire safety awareness and use practical exercises and situations to enhance your learning.

The topics covered in our fire awareness training include:

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  • Fire safety regulations and legislation

    Fire Safety Regulations

    Outlines your legal duties, and discusses how you should interpret the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (or Scottish or Northern Irish equivalents) and apply them in your workplace. Draws attention to the importance of a fire risk assessment.

  • How fire and smoke spreads in a building

    Fire and smoke spread

    Considers how building configuration, combustibles, oxygen sources and other factors affect the speed of fire development and smoke spread.

  • Types and classifications of fire

    Types and classifications of fire

    Explains the different types and classifications of fire, class A through to class F, and explains the different safety considerations associated with each.

  • Most common causes of fire in the workplace

    Most common causes of fire in the workplace

    Looks at a number of the most common causes of fire in the workplace, many of which are completely preventable. An important part of fire awareness training is being able to recognise and avoid these hazards.

  • Fire safety features in buildings

    Fire safety features in buildings

    Explores fire safety features such as fire compartments and doors, extinguishers, emergency lighting, alarms and sprinklers.

  • Action on discovering a fire

    Action on discovering a fire

    Explains what you should do upon discovering a fire in your workplace.

  • Emergency evacuation

    Emergency evacuation

    Teaches proper emergency evacuation procedure - vital knowledge in the event of a fire.

  • Calling and liaising with the Fire Service

    Calling and liaising with the Fire Service

    Covers what information staff should be ready to give when calling the fire service, and teaches staff how they can best assist the fire service even under the highly stressful circumstance of a fire, both before the fire service’s arrival and when they’re on site.

  • Daily and weekly checks

    Daily and weekly checks

    Teaches staff how to perform regular safety checks in the context of fire awareness training. Daily and weekly checks are an effective way to prevent a fire in the workplace. 

  • Fire safety record keeping

    Fire safety record keeping

    Looks at the importance of record keeping in fire safety.

This course is taught in accordance with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and the Scottish equivalent and ensures that everything you need to know about fire safety awareness is covered. Some other topics that our trainers will look at include:

  • Hazard spotting and hazard reduction

    Hazard spotting and hazard reduction

    A key part of fire awareness training. Teaches how to spot a fire hazard and reduce the number of fire hazards in the workplace. 

  • Types of fire extinguisher and fire blankets

    Types of fire extinguisher and fire blankets

    Explains the differences between the various types of fire extinguisher and fire blankets, and the importance of using the right piece of equipment to tackle each class of fire.

  • Fire extinguisher use: Theory

    Fire extinguisher use: Theory

    Teaches the knowledge required for safe and effective fire extinguisher use in the tackling of small fires in the workplace. Covers which type of fire extinguisher to use and how to do so.

  • Fire extinguishers: Practical

    Fire extinguishers: Practical

    Gives staff the opportunity to use a fire extinguisher in a realistic setting, with a live controlled fire. Gives staff practice in using a fire extinguisher correctly before a genuine emergency occurs.

Note – Under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, all fire training is based on your company fire risk assessment. This help will identify potential fire hazards in your workplace and which fire extinguishers you will need. Training will be relevant to those hazards and the scope of the training will depend on your role. Training must be take place during normal working hours and be repeated periodically. A ‘live fire’ practical will also create a more realistic session and can help improve the learning experience of those attending the course.


Fire Awareness Training Outcome

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