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The 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.

Outline programme

This qualification covers the following topics:

Causes of fire in the workplace
Fire hazards
Characteristics of fire and smoke spread
Fire control methods
Means of escape
Fire detection and raising the alarm
Extinguishing fires
Fixed fire-fighting systems
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
Legal duties and penalties
Fire risk assessment
Fire safety inspections
Role of the fire warden
Induction briefings

Qualification information

Designed for: employees who hope 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.)

Course duration: One-day course
Assessment method: Multiple-choice examination
Ofqual accredited: Yes
Ofqual reference: 501/0340/4
Pre-requisite: None, although basic fire safety awareness to Level 1 standard is recommended
Suggested progression: Level 3 Award in Fire Safety Risk Assessment and Control