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British Safety Council - Level 2 Award in principles of Fire Safety

The British Safety Council Level 2 Award in Fire Safety Principles allows candidates to develop their basic fire safety awareness. It is particularly useful for employees who are to have a designated responsibility for workplace fire safety, for example as fire wardens or fire marshals, and provides the knowledge that will allow them to carry out duties relating to fire safety and emergency procedures.

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    1 Day
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    British Safety Council - Level 2 Award in principles of Fire Safety


Successfully completing the Level 2 Award in Fire Safety Principles will enable you to become a fire warden/marshal in your organisation.

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

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

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

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
  • Outline the content of a fire safety briefing

Further Progression

Examination schedule as per the course calendar

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