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Level 2 Award in Fire Safety (RQF)
You will undoubtedly be well aware of the potentially devastating effects of fires in the workplace in terms of lives lost, injuries, damage to property and the environment, and business continuity. However, you may also be aware that it is believed that most fires are preventable. The importance of fire safety in the workplace is underpinned by health and safety legislation that places a duty on employers to establish policies and procedures and ensure their employees receive appropriate training.
de Carteret House, 7 Castle Street, St Helier, JE2 6JF.
This course is also available via distance learning.
Did you know?
- ‘What percentage of fires are caused by people? 67% (17,006) of accidental dwelling fires in the UK in 2019/20 were caused by human factors.’
- ‘the biggest cause of fires in the UK is the misuse of equipment’
- ‘An estimated 50%-80% of fire deaths are the result of smoke inhalation injuries (rather than burns).’
- ‘Each year there are around 22,000 fires in workplaces around the UK.’
- ‘One of the most common causes of workplace fires is without doubt electrical faults’
- ‘In the UK, it is estimated that [National Burn Care Review Committee, 2001]: 250,000 people receive burn injuries each year. 175,000 people with burns attend Accident and Emergency departments. 16,000 people are admitted to hospital for specialist burns care.’
This course will enable learners to be more aware of the fire safety risks in the workplace to ensure that your workplace is as safe as it can be from the dangers of fires. This course will show real-time videos of how quickly a fire can spread, combusting everything in its path in less than seconds; the learners will most benefit from preventing fires and safely managing a fire before it gets out of hand.
A range of Fire Safety related subjects are covered including:
- The hazards and risks associated with fire in the workplace
- How fire risk is controlled in the workplace
- The role of the nominated fire warden
- The principles and practice of fire safety management at work
A national Level 2 Award in Fire Safety will be issued to the learner, subject to successfully completing the test paper.
The qualification is assessed through a written assessment paper.
A maximum of 16 students can be accommodated on this course and all candidates must be a minimum of 14 years of age to qualify.