The “Fire Safety Certificate” course has been developed to improve the understanding of fire safety to a high level and is the first of its kind offered completely online and this will enable students worldwide to have full access to this level of course. This course has been accepted as a recognised educational programme of the Institution of Fire Engineers at the grade of TIFireE.
The course is aimed at all those involved with any aspect of fire safety who wish to gain professional recognition with an International Organisation. The course covers all the core competencies identified by the core competency council that fire risk assessors should possess. It also covers how to comply with Building regulations, satisfying the five functional requirements utilising BS9999 Fire Safety in the Design, Management and Use of Buildings and BR187 External Fire Spread and Building Separation Distances, both of which are internationally accepted standards. This will enable you to develop a fire safety submission or to check compliance of a proposed scheme.
You will require access to BS9999 Fire Safety in the Design, Management and Use of Buildings and BR187 Building Separation and Boundary distances to carry out the exercises.
The course is accompanied by a workbook which involves the student carrying out numerous exercises as the course progresses to ensure understanding. Assessment is by 4 examinations and on successful completion you will have academic exemption for the grade of TIFireE.
This course attracts 110 hours CPD
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.
Module 2 The 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 explosions occur and the various types is covered in the course.
Module 3 The 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 The 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 Assessments 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.
Introduction to the Building Regulations
This module will introduce the Building Regulations and introduce the functional requirements of
Part B Fire Safety. The module explains 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
It aims to ensure that developers and designers will be able to receive 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.
B1 Means of Escape
This module goes through all the steps required to demonstrate compliance with B1 Means of Escape utilising Approved Document B and BS9999 Fire safety in the Design, Management and Use of Buildings. It covers both horizontal and vertical escape requirements.
B2 Internal Fire Spread (Linings)
This module goes how to comply with Part B2 Internal Fire Spread due to the linings. The control of the flammability and other properties of wall and ceiling linings in rooms and other spaces is an important part of building regulations. It is essential to protect the escape routes and this includes the linings of walls and ceilings.
B3 Internal Fire Spread (Structure)
This module covers how to ensure that the structure of the building is designed to ensure that the fire is contained. This involves compartmentation and issues such as fire doors and the protection of special risks in the building.
B4 External Fire Spread
This module covers B4 External fire spread. It covers how to ensure that the building is designed to ensure a fire does not spread to other buildings. This covers the methods offered in ADB , BS9999 and BR187. It covers the enclosing rectangle method, the protractor method and introduces fire engineering calculations to determine the radiation intensity received at the boundary.
B5 Access and Facilities for the Fire Service
This module covers B5 Access and Facilities for the Fire Service. It will look at these requirements for both Approved Document B and BS9999
Cost £995 plus VAT (Discounts are available for multiple candidates, Contact us for details)