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train4fire extinguisher icon CIEH Level 3 Award in Fire Safety Risk Assessment and Control
Chartered Institute of Environmental Health logo SYLLABUS:

A. The importance of fire safety in the workplace
Candidates should understand the importance of fire safety in the workplace and be able to:
  • Describe the costs of workplace fires to employers, employees and society.
  • Understand the current legislation and common law duties for fire safety.
  • Outline how legislation is enforced and penalties for non-compliance.
B. Principles of fire risk assessment
Candidates should understand the reasons for using a fire risk assessment and the principles involved and be able to:
  • State what is meant by the term 'fire risk assessment' and outline different approaches.
  • Explain the benefits of carrying out a fire risk assessment.
  • Describe the stages involved in a typical fire risk assessment.
  • Describe the necessary competence and skills of a fire risk assessor.
  • Identify when risks demand advice and support from specialist parties.
  • Give examples of personnel who may be involved in a fire risk assessment programme and state useful sources of internal documentation.
  • State external sources of advice and information.
C. Fire risk assessment in practice: fire risks and controls
Candidates should understand how to link the principles of fire risk assessment to practical examples of workplaces and activities and be able to:
  • Identify a range of workplace fire hazards and describe appropriate control measures.
  • Describe the characteristics of fire classes and the risks posed by different types of fire.
  • Identify the hazards that occur during or after a fire.
  • Describe the principles of heat transfer and fire spread in a building.
  • Identify common hazards that require special consideration and their controls, including:
    • flammable substances
    • electricity and gas
    • machinery
    • arson
  • Identify people who may be at risk from fire, while in the workplace or when trying to escape from it, especially disabled or vulnerable employees or visitors.
  • Describe typical human behaviour in an emergency situation.
  • State how the extent of fire risks can be measured and describe at least one method for rating or prioritising fire risks.
D. Fire risk assessment in practice: assessing fire risk control measures
Candidates should understand how fire risk controls are used in the workplace and be able to:
  • Determine if current control measures are suitable and sufficient in order to select and/or recommend additional measures as required, especially in terms of:
    • passive control measures
    • active control measures
    • access and facilities for the fire and rescue service
E. Fire risk assessment in practice: application of findings
Candidates should understand how to use the findings gained from a fire risk assessment to improve the safety of the workplace and be able to:
  • State the necessity of, and procedures for, recording, monitoring and revising fire risk assessments.
  • Outline arrangements for communicating the findings of the fire risk assessment to relevant parties, including employees and the fire and rescue service.
F. Undertaking a fire risk assessment
Candidates should understand how to apply their knowledge of fire risk and control in a practical setting and be able to:
  • Undertake a fire risk assessment in a low- or normal-risk environment, demonstrating the ability to analyse a situation, collect information and make appropriate judgements and records.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Facilities Management, Health and Safety Executives, or anyone requiring a base qualification (including Independent Consultants).

DURATION:
3 days classroom
Additional time to write and submit a Risk Assessment for marking

COST PER DELEGATE:
650 + vat

BOOKING INFORMATION / FURTHER INFORMATION:
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