NEBOSH Fire Certificate

The NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety would benefit managers, supervisors and employee representatives that have been designated with fire responsibilities. It equips delegates to conduct and review fire risk assessments in most, low-risk workplaces and enables them to identify preventative and protective measures.

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Duration: 4 Days plus exams

Prices for this course will include all course materials, study days, revision and exam fees.

This NEBOSH accredited qualification is divided into two units, each of which is assessed separately:

Fire Safety (FSC1)
Practical Fire Risk Assessment (FSC2)

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The NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety course covers the management of health and safety and in particular fire safety including legal requirements.

>Certification: On successful completion delegates receive a unit certificate for each exam, if all three units are passed delegates will receive the full NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety qualification.

Location: Bedford, London, Birmingham, Manchester, Via eLearning and more

What you will learn

An understanding of the legal framework relating to fire and health and safety
To appreciate the purpose and procedures of investigating fires in the workplace
How to outline the principles behind ignition and spread of fire and explosion in work premises
To identify the causes of fire and explosion and outline appropriate control measures to minimise fire risks
How to advise on the means of fire protection and prevention of fire spread within buildings
How to advise on the development and maintenance of a fire evacuation procedure
The ability to use a simple fire risk assessment technique to determine risk levels and assess the adequacy of controls
The principals of fire and explosion, causes and prevention of fires, fire protection in buildings and ensuring the safety of people in the event of a fire 


Fire Certificate 1 (FSC1)

Element 1: Managing Fire Safely
Moral expectations of good standards of fire safety
The financial cost of incidents (insured and uninsured costs), including penalties imposed for false alarms
Employers' responsibilities
Workers' responsibilities
The role of enforcement agencies and other external agencies

Element 2: Principles of fire and explosion
Principles of the combustion process in relation to fire safety
The principles and conditions for the ignition of solids, liquids and gases
Principles of combustion, fire growth and fire spread
Principles of explosion and explosive combustion

Element 3: Fuel, oxygen and ignition sources and control measures
Sources of fuel, oxygen and ignition sources
Causes of fires and explosions in typical work activities
Appropriate control measures to minimise fire and explosion risk

Element 4: Fire protection of buildings
Fire protection and prevention of fire and smoke spread within buildings
Means of escape
Methods and systems available to give early warning in case of fire 
Classification of fires, extinguishing media and portable fire-fighting equipment
Requirements for ensuring access for the fire service
The method of operation and maintenance of fixed installation systems 

Element 5: Safety of people in the event of fire
Fire emergency plan
Development and maintenance of fire evacuation procedures
Perception and behaviour of people in the event of a fire
Appropriate training requirements

Element 6: Fire Safety Risk Assessment
Aims and objectives of fire safety risk assessments
Principles and practice of fire safety risk assessments
Matters to be considered in a risk assessment of dangerous substances
Measures to be taken to control risk in respect of dangerous substance

Fire Certificate 2 (FC2)

Unit FC2 is assessed by one fire risk assessment carried out in the candidate’s workplace. The assessment is marked by NEBOSH.
Candidates will be required to complete the FC2 assessment within 14 days of sitting the examination for FC1.

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