Level 1 Award in Fire Safety Awareness (QCF) - 1/2 Day

Category: Fire Safety Type: In House Courses
Duration: 1/2 Day Min Students: 5 Max Students: 12

The aim of the qualification is to enable Learners to develop their awareness of fire safety in the workplace to ensure that they are keeping themselves and others they work with safe at all times. It instructs people what to do in the event of an emergency and outlines simple measures you can take to control the risk of fires in the workplace.

Course Content

1.  Understand basic fire safety and what to do in the event of an emergency

  • State the main causes of fires in the workplace.
  • Outline the main costs of fires in the workplace for employers, employees and society.
  • State their own duties and responsibilities in relation to fire safety at work.
  • State the duties and responsibilities of fire wardens and other people who may be required to take action as part of fire risk controls or during an emergency.
  • Describe the action to be taken in the event of a fire in the workplace, including methods of raising the alarm and contacting the emergency services

2.  Understand the principles of fire risk control

  • List the key elements for effective fire risk management in the workplace.
  • Outline how the components of the fire triangle can be used to control fire risks.
  • List active and passive fire risk control measures.
  • Outline fire prevention measures that can be taken to minimise fire risks.

3.  Understand the basics of practical fire safety

  • State the safe operating parameters for the use of portable fire-fighting equipment.
  • Outline simple checks for ensuring that fire safety equipment is serviceable and safe to use.

Who Should Attend

The qualification is designed for all employees to increase their basic fire safety awareness. This training
helps to fulfil an employer’s legal duty to train all their staff in fire safety.


The assessment for QA Level 1 Award in Fire Safety Awareness (QCF) qualification consists of a
15 multiple choice question paper, combined with formative assessment throughout the course by
the Trainer.