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The NEBOSH Fire Certificate 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 in accordance with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and/or the Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006.
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*(conversion – you must have already passed NG1)
Duration: 6-7 Days depending on location
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 and Risk Management (FC1)Practical Fire Risk Assessment (FC2)
The NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management course covers the management of health and safety and in particular fire safety including legal requirements.
Assessments: Two-hour written examination paper and a practical assessment must be completed in order to successfully complete this course and receive the full NEBOSH Fire Certificate.
Certification: On successful completion delegates receive a unit certificate, if all three units are passed delegates will receive the full NEBOSH Fire Certificate qualification.
Location: Sandy, Bedfordshire, London, Birmingham, Manchester, Via eLearning and more
What you will learn
An understanding of the legal framework relating to fire and health and safetyTo appreciate the purpose and procedures of investigating fires in the workplaceHow to outline the principles behind ignition and spread of fire and explosion in work premisesTo identify the causes of fire and explosion and outline appropriate control measures to minimise fire risksHow to advise on the means of fire protection and prevention of fire spread within buildingsHow to advise on the development and maintenance of a fire evacuation procedureThe ability to use a simple fire risk assessment technique to determine risk levels and assess the adequacy of controlsThe 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 (FC1)
Element 1: Managing Fire SafelyThe moral, legal and financial consequences of inadequate management of fire safetyLegal framework of the regulation of fire safety in new, altered and existing buildingsRoles and powers of enforcement agencies and other external agencies in relation to fire safety.The key features of a fire safety policyMain sources of external fire safety information and the principles of their applicationThe purpose and procedures for investigating fires in the workplaceLegal and organisational requirements for recording and reporting fire incidents
Element 2: Principles of fire and explosionPrinciples of the combustion process in relation to fire safetyThe principles and conditions for the ignition of solids, liquids and gasesClassification of firesPrinciples of fire growth and fire spreadPrinciples of explosion and explosive combustion
Element 3: Causes and prevention of fires and explosionsCauses of fires and explosions in typical work activitiesAppropriate control measures to minimise fire and explosion risk
Element 4: Fire protection in buildingsFire protection and prevention of fire and smoke spread within buildingsMeans of escapeMethods and systems available to give early warning in case of fire for life safety and property protectionSelection procedures for basic fire extinguishing methodsRequirements for ensuring access for the fire serviceMinimising the environmental impact of fire and fire lighting
Element 5: Safety of people in the event of fireFire emergency planDevelopment and maintenance of fire evacuation proceduresPerception and behaviour of people in the event of a fireAppropriate training requirements
Element 6: Fire Safety Risk AssessmentAims and objectives of fire safety risk assessmentsPrinciples and practice of fire safety risk assessmentsMatters to be considered in a risk assessment of dangerous substancesMeasures to be taken to control risk in respect of dangerous substance
Fire Certificate 2 (FC2)
Unit FC2 is assessed by one four-hour fire risk assessment carried out in the candidate’s workplace. The assessment is marked by one of our NEBOSH trainers and is externally moderated by NEBOSH.Candidates will be required to complete the FC2 assessment within 14 days of sitting the examination for units NGC1 and/or FC1.