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Level 2 Award in Principles of Fire Safety

This online course is aimed at all employees and provides essential knowledge and understanding of fire safety in the workplace. Approved centres can book a multiple-choice examination which leads to an accredited qualification.

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Level 2 Award in Principles of Fire Safety

This online course is aimed at all employees and provides essential knowledge and understanding of fire safety in the workplace. Approved centres can book a multiple-choice examination which leads to an accredited qualification.

The course includes a range of e-Learning interactions and a downloadable study text.  Approved centres can book a multiple-choice examination which leads to an accredited qualification.

Course overview

By the end of the course learners should be able to:

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • State the role and function of fire wardens in their workplace:
  • Outline the content of a fire safety briefing

How can I study?

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Our purpose-built learning management system delivers exactly the right e-Learning courses to the right staff at the right time. 

The web-based system comes with a powerful yet easy-to-use reporting engine, so you can check on learner progress and be alerted to any concerns that are raised through our innovative self-assessment surveys, which can be included as part of the course. 

Our Enterprise system includes:

  • Software as a service: hosted by us, we do all the IT
  • Full implementation support including system training
  • Regular system updates
  • Free course updates
  • Simple yet secure login
  • Configurable alerts system – emails sent where you want, when you want
  • Management dashboard – see at a glance where attention is required
  • Automatic refresher training notifications – never have to remind people again​
  • Fast and friendly support service by telephone and email
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