This course has been designed to satisfy the criteria for fire risk assessors to demonstrate competence. It covers all the 9 modules laid down in the guidance document and covers all the appendixes that the Fire Risk Assessor must demonstrate they have an understanding of. On completion of this course and having successfully achieved a pass mark you can then approach a third party accreditation centre such as Warrington Certification and go through the third party accreditation process. This course is accredited by the Institute of Fire Engineers and the Institute of Fire Safety Managers.
  Click to download sample of handout which accompanies course Smoke control booking form  Password to open file –   frc310770120564   Module 1 – Managing Fire Safety This module will give you a greater understanding of the principles in how to manage fire safety. It will detail the reasons for managing fire risks and the general framework relating to fire and health and safety. A framework for managing fire safety is covered in detail as is the legal and financial consequences for not managing fire safety adequately. The process, sequences and the purpose of investigating fire related incidents is covered and finally the legal and organisational requirements for recording and reporting fire related incidents. Below is a sample of one of the modules


    Module 2 – Principles of Fire and Explosion This module will give you a greater understanding of the principles of the nature of fire and the combustion process. The ignition of solids, liquids and gases is covered as is the mechanism of fire spread. The principles of how an explosion occurs are covered in detail as is the topic of explosive combustion.


    Module 3 – Causes and Prevention of Fire This module will give you a greater understanding of the causes and prevention of fires in the workplace. Initially the common causes of fire are covered and then the fire risks associated with flammable, combustible and explosive substances. The fire risks associated with common workplace processes and activities are discussed and the measures that are required to prevent these fires.


      Module – 4 Fire Protection in Buildings This module will give you a greater understanding of fire protection in buildings. It will outline the principles behind the building regulations and how effective building design and construction is utilised to minimise the spread of fire. It also covers in depth the requirements for adequate means of escape in buildings and how access requirements for fire service are achieved. The requirement for escape lighting, fire extinguishers and signage are discussed as is the principles of passive protection. The course includes the principles of fire detection and alarm system and this includes how they operate and the various levels required in buildings. The various early suppression systems available are discussed in depth and this includes the principle of their operation and their limitations.


      Module 5 – Safety of people in the event of a fire This module will give you a greater understanding of how to ensure the safety of people in your workplace in the event of a fire. It will give you advice on the factors you need to consider when devising procedures for your employees to follow in the event of a fire. It covers how people perceive and react to fire danger and how you can take measures to ensure that these factors are covered in your procedures. The factors you need to consider with relation to people’s behaviour in the event of a fire is covered and how you can ensure that there is a safe evacuation of your workplace in the event of a fire. The module also covers how you can ensure that all person with any disabilities are evacuated safely is discussed.


      Module 6 – Fire Risk Assessment in the workplace This module has been designed to enable you to carry out a fire risk assessment in your workplace. It will cover the control measures available and describe the importance of recording and reviewing fire risk assessments. it has been designed to enable you to be able determine fire risk levels in your workplace and advise on improvements to control risks and take steps to minimise the impact of fire and firefighting operations.


      Module 7 – Procedural guidance These modules explain the steps involved in approving the fire safety aspects of building work and the interaction between building regulations and other statutory fire safety requirements in England and Wales. It also aims to enmsure that devlopers and designers will be able to recieve all the fire safety information relevant to building regulations and other statutory approvals in time to avoid abortive work.   If followed there should be no need for extra building work to be done at the end of a building project, before the building can be occupied for its intended purpose.


      Module 8 – Legislation This module has been developed to enable the risk assessor to have a good understanding of the applicability, principles, objectives and intent of the legislation under which the fire risk assessment is carried out, and of any associated legislation. On completion of this module you should be able to determine the extent to which fire safety in premises are adequate and whether duty holders comply with the relevant fire safety legislation.


      Module 9 – BS9999 Fire Safety in the Design, Management and Use of Buildings This module will give you a greater understanding of the principles on which BS9999 Fire Safety In the Design, Management and Use of Buildings is based. It covers the concept of the risk profile and the ASET factors which when applied in the design of a building result in massive savings for the client. The application of this code results in increased travel distances, reduced door, exit and staircase widths resulting in an increase in the floor area.It will also cover the issues of management and the impact of detection and sprinklers to ensure the optimum design is achieved.


      Module 10 – Fire Safety in High Rise Residential Buildings This module will cover the issue of high rise residential buildings and the risks they pose. There has been a number of high profile cases of fires in high rise residential buildings which have resulted in significant loss of life. This course will look at the contributory factors that make these buildings such a high rise including the effects of wind, terrain, height of building and the stack effect. It will also consider the issue of evacuating these occupancies along with some case studies. The issue of false alarms is covered and methods of reducing the impact this can have on the occupants. Preventing the fire spread by appropriate fire stopping is covered as the issue of fixed suppresssion.


  Duration 50 hours   Cost Special offer to Fire Services £295 (12 months access)  Previously  £695 (3 months access)