Level 2 Award in
Fire Safety Principles
The Level 2 Award in Fire Safety Principles allows delegates 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.
Who need this qualification?
Employees who 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) Typically shift leaders, senior staff and managers.
This qualification covers the following:
- 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
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (FSO) 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.