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  • Fire Safety Principles allows candidates 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.

    Outline programme

    This qualification covers the following topics:

    • 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
    Self enrolment