This course has been designed to ensure that Building Responsible Officers possess the necessary competence for their role in managing fire safety in purpose built high and low rise, sheltered supported and Houses in Multiple Occupation.


Who is the course aimed at?

The course is aimed at those who are  responsible for buildings.




 The course covers the following;


  • Roles of the Building Responsible Officer
  • The BRO must
  • Fire risk assessment
  • Review of the fire risk assessment
  • Significant findings
  • Building responsible officer – Questions to be answered?
  • Building Responsible Officer Checklist
  • Training
  • Co-operation and coordination
  • Responsibilities of all Building Occupiers
  • Types of premises
  • Purpose built Flats and Maisonettes
  • Advantage of purpose built flats over converted flats
  • Purpose built – high rise
  • Purpose built – Low rise
  • Sheltered Housing/Supported living
  • Property conversion
  • House in Multiple Occupation
  • Types of HMO licensing
  • The legal framework
  • The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
  • Responsibility for compliance
  • Responsibilities under the order
  • Penalties for non-compliance
  • The Landlord and Tenant Act 1985
  • Housing, Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS)
  • Who does it affect?
  • How is it enforced and what are the penalties?
  • Inspection type
  • Type 1 – 4 assessment
  • Fire safety inspection
  • Fire safety audit
  • What is the difference between a fire risk assessment and a fire safety audit?
  • Fire risk assessment review
  • Competent person
  • What is competence?
  • Checking and accrediting competence
  • Step and precautions
  • Demonstrating competence
  • Ensuring competence of maintenance providers
  • Third party accreditation
  • Competence of tradespeople and third party accreditation
  • Materials and workmanship
  • Regulation 7
  • Changes to approved document B
  • New building work/alterations
  • What is building work?
  • Material change of use
  • What is a material alteration?
  • What type of work is covered under “alteration projects”
  • Lifts
  • Passenger lifts
  • Evacuation lifts
  • Firefighter lifts
  • Lift in sheltered accommodation
  • Emergency lighting
  • What is borrowed lighting?
  • Door entry system
  • Final exit doors
  • Difference between fire exits and fire doors
  • Firefighter key
  • Fire alarms
  • Fire fighting equipment
  • Sprinkler systems
  • Residential sprinklers
  • Myths about sprinklers
  • Water mist systems
  • Rising fire mains
  • Wet rising mains
  • Dry rising mains
  • Maintenance of rising mains
  • Portable fire extinguishers
  • Suitable media for fire classes
  • Colours of fire extinguishers
  • Fire action notices
  • Passive smoke ventilation
  • What is natural ventilation?
  • Communal areas
  • Risk areas for blocks of flats
  • Communal drying rooms
  • Communal laundry rooms
  • Shared kitchens
  • Boiler rooms
  • Bin rooms/chute rooms /external bin stores
  • Meter rooms
  • Cupboards and store rooms
  • Corridors
  • Hoarding
  • Mobility scooters
  • Co-operation and co-ordination
  • Cleaners
  • Support providers
  • Other staff working in buildings



6 hours CPD



£195 plus VAT

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We can offer discounts to organisations for multiple licences, please contact us or 01832 710770