Level 2 OFQUAL RQF Fire Safety training course
Fire safety training is a legal requirement. This course is taught according to the UK Fire Legislation which requires all employers to ensure that employees are provided with adequate fire safety training. This Fire Training course is designed for people who need to comply with the Fire Safety requirements of The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 - often simply called the Fire Safety Order or FSO.
The qualification is suitable for a learner who has responsibility in the workplace to undertake fire safety requirements and will provide learners with the knowledge to carry out designated duties as a Fire Warden/Marshal. The qualification will also increase fire safety awareness for all employees. The qualification covers fire hazards, risk assessment, control of fire in the workplace and duties of both employers and employees.
The minimum classroom contact time of 6 hours must be delivered over a minimum of half a day. The course can be spread over a maximum of 3 weeks, ensuring that each session is a minimum of two hours. The class ratio for this qualification is a maximum of 16 learners to 1 Trainer/Assessor. Please note that this course does NOT invlove any fire extinguisher use practicals. If you require a course with practical fire extinuisher training (without live fires) then please click the following links for alternative courses:
- Understand the hazards and risks associated with fire in the workplace
- 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
- Understand how fire risk is controlled in the workplace
- 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 firefighting equipment should be used safely
- Identify common fixed firefighting systems and where they might be used
- Understand the principles and practice of fire safety management at work
- 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
- Understand the role of the nominated fire warden
- State the role and function of fire wardens in their workplace:
• On a day-to-day basis
• During an emergency
• If they are not in their designated areas of responsibility when the alarm is raised
- Outline the content of a fire safety briefing
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The qualification is assessed by a written assessment. A learner must successfully pass the written assessment to achieve the qualification. There is no grading of the assessment; learners pass or are referred. The learner will complete a written assessment paper containing open and multiple choice questions .
Level 2 RQF certificates for the successful delegates will be posted from an OFQUAL regulated Awarding Body to the course organiser. The qualification does not have an expiry date but refresher training and keeping up to date with changes to policies, procedures and new legislation through ongoing CPD is vital.
Please note that candidates must be at least 16 years of age and physically able to carry out the procedures detailed in the course outline and must attend all sessions to be eligible for assessment.
Candidates should have good English literacy and numeracy skills to understand the course and to complete the assessments.
Please also note that ID will need to be checked at the outset of the course for candidate verification process.
- The training room should be quiet and of appropriate size.
- Staff should be off work and not expected to be on duty.
- Staff attending should remain on the course for the entire duration of the training course.