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Level 2 Award in Fire Safety

Fire Safety 

The HABC Level 2 Award in Fire Safety (QCF) is a qualification 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 fire.

Persons 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.

Content:

  • Understand the hazards and risks associated with fire in the workplace 
  • Understand how fire risk is controlled in the workplace 
  • Understand the principles and practice of fire safety management at work
  • Understand the role of the nominated fire warden 

Assessment:

This qualification is assessed through a 30-question multiple-choice question examination. The duration of the examination is 1 hour.

Cost:

£69.95 to include Fire Safety book

Accreditation:

HABC Level 2 Award in Fire Safety

Duration:

8 hours (09.00 - 17.00)

Venue:

Delivered from the GDR Solutions Training Centre in the Forest of Dean, Newent, Gloucestershire, or throughout the South West including Bristol, South Wales, Herefordshire and Wiltshire in your workplace (subject to numbers)

Employer Guidance:

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.

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