NEBOSH Fire Certificate

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 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 (FC1)

Element 1: Managing Fire Safely
The moral, legal and financial consequences of inadequate management of fire safety
Legal framework of the regulation of fire safety in new, altered and existing buildings
Roles and powers of enforcement agencies and other external agencies in relation to fire safety.
The key features of a fire safety policy
Main sources of external fire safety information and the principles of their application
The purpose and procedures for investigating fires in the workplace
Legal and organisational requirements for recording and reporting fire incidents

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
Classification of fires
Principles of fire growth and fire spread
Principles of explosion and explosive combustion

Element 3: Causes and prevention of fires and explosions
Causes of fires and explosions in typical work activities
Appropriate control measures to minimise fire and explosion risk

Element 4: Fire protection in 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 for life safety and property protection
Selection procedures for basic fire extinguishing methods
Requirements for ensuring access for the fire service
Minimising the environmental impact of fire and fire lighting

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 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.

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