Qualification Title: Level 2 Award in Fire Safety Principles
Duration: One day
Prerequisite: None, although basic fire safety awareness level 1 is recommended
Assessment: Multiple-choice exam
The Level 2 Award in Fire Safety Principles will benefit anyone in the workplace who has been appointed to carry out fire safety tasks on behalf of the employer. It is particularly suitable for employees hoping to develop their basic fire safety awareness and undertake specific fire safety roles (for example as fire wardens/marshals or similar) in order to assist their employer to manage fire risk. The training programme takes a detailed look at fire hazards and corresponding control measures, outlines the procedures for fire risk assessments and fire safety inspections, and offers guidance on the use of fire safety equipment and the implementation of emergency procedures, including the safe evacuation of people in a defined area of responsibility.
On successful completion of the qualification, the learner will:
- Understand fire hazards and risks associated with fire in the workplace
- Understand how fire risk is controlled in the workplace
- Understand the principles and practice of fire safety management at work
- Understand the role of the nominated fire warden.