Fire Safety Level 2

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Fire Safety Level 2 – Qualification Level

SCQF Level 5 Award (Scotland)

QCF Level 2 Award (England, Northern Ireland & Wales)

Description

You will, no doubt, be well aware of the potentially devastating effects of fires in the workplace in terms of lives lost, injuries, damage to property and the environment, and to business continuity. You may also be aware that it is believed that most fires are preventable.

Fire is the probably the biggest risk threat to life that most people face at work, with around 50 people being killed and over 2000 seriously injured every year. In order to minimise the risk of fire in the workplace, it is vital that everyone is aware of the common causes of fire and the appropriate actions to take in the event of a fire, including how to escape safely from the scene.

The importance of fire safety in the workplace is underpinned by health and safety legislation that places a duty on employers to establish policies and procedures and ensure their employees receive appropriate training.

This course Fire Safety Level 2 is designed for employees who want 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.).

Successful candidates will be awarded a national level 2 qualification (Level 5 in Scotland).

Duration

A minimum of 6 contact hours in the classroom.

Fire Safety Level 2 – Syllabus

A range of subjects are covered including:-

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

Certification

A Level 2 national qualification, (Level 5 in Scotland), will be issued to the learner, subject to successfully completing the test paper.

Numbers

A maximum of 16 learners can be accommodated on this course.

Age Limit

Learner’s as young as 14 can attend this course

Cost

£85 per person