Introduction to Fire Safety in the Workplace


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Introduction to Fire Safety in the Workplace

Learn about the potential risks of fire in the workplace and how to mitigate them.

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Introduction to Fire Safety in the Workplace

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About this Course

No matter which industry you are a part of, basic fire awareness training is a legal requirement for all staff members. Employers are legally required to provide fire safety training in order to meet the fire safety regulations of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

This course covers the legislative requirements of the Fire Safety Order 2005. It provides employers and employees the basic knowledge about the risks of fire in the workplace and how to assess and minimise those risks using control measures.

Around 70% of businesses shut down within 3 years of a major fire. These fires can be prevented if they are dealt with promptly as soon as they start. This course teaches you how fire begins and spreads, how to use different types of fire extinguishers, how to implement an effective emergency procedure and how to act in the event of a fire.

The course is aimed at anyone involved in the management of fire safety in any workplace. This includes managers, supervisors, team leaders, and staff working in any area where there is a potential risk of fire

We also offer Level 2 Fire Safety

Did you know: Kitchen appliances were found to be the most common source of ignition of fires, accounting of up to 48% of fires.

  • Train to meet regulatory Fire Safety requirements

  • Suitable for employees, managers & inductions

  • Instant PDF Certificate on completion

  • Learn at your own pace with 24/7 access


After successfully completing the course you will receive an e-certificate that you can download onto your device.

Areas Covered

  • The Fire Triangle

    Learn the three requirements for a fire to start and continue to burn.

  • Causes of Fire

    Learn the common causes of fire in the workplace.

  • Hazards Associated with Fire

    Learn about the hazards that are associated with fire and how they can cause harm to people and damage property.

  • How Fire Spreads

    Learn the four ways in which fire can spread.

  • Rapid Fire Progress

    Learn what is meant by ‘rapid fire progress’, examples of rapid-fire progress and the damage they can cause.

  • Rapid Fire Progress - Flashover

    Learn what a flashover is, how it is created and what are its consequences.

  • Rapid Fire Progress - Backdraught

    Learn what a backdraught is, how it is created and what are its consequences.

  • Passive and Active Fire Protection

    Learn passive and active methods of protecting people and property from fire.

  • Fire Classification

    Learn how to identify and classify different types of fires according to the European Standard Classification of Fires and know which equipment should be used to fight each class of fire.

  • Fire Extinguishers

    Learn about the different types of fire extinguishers and how to use the right type of extinguisher for each class of fire.

  • Features of a Fire Extinguisher

    Learn to identify the different features of a fire extinguisher.

  • How to use an Extinguisher

    Learn how to correctly use an extinguisher.

  • When to Fight a Fire

    Learn how to decide if it is safe to fight a fire.

  • The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order

    Learn the general fire precautions and other safety duties required to protect people in the event of a fire covered by the Fire Safety Order.

  • Fire Safety Briefings

    Learn the details that should be included in fire safety briefings given to new members of staff, visitors or contractors by the fire warden.

  • Actions in the Event of a Fire

    Learn about the role of the fire warden in the event of a fire and what they should do if they are away from their normal place of work when the fire alarm sounds.

  • Employee Responsibilities

    Learn what are the legal duties of an employee in relation to fire safety.

  • Fire Risk Assessment

    Learn how to make a fire risk assessment to protect people and property from fire.

  • Actions in the Event of a Fire

    Learn the actions to be taken on the discovery of a fire based on the fire risk assessment.

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It is a legal requirement to give your staff the appropriate fire safety training.

The employer or owner is responsible for fire safety. They can either take the responsibility of a Fire Warden upon themselves or designate another person. Whoever holds the responsibility must be trained to the appropriate level.

There is no legal requirement regarding the validity of the fire safety training. However, if you want to meet the British Standards KiteMark (BS 9999, Fire Safety of Buildings), you should provide refresher training for your employees annually. It goes without saying that any new employees in your company need to be provided with fire safety training. You should also regularly update your employees regarding any changes in the fire safety protocols.

Once you have accessed your course for the first time, you have 1 year to complete it.

Our e-learning is available to use on tablets, PCs, and laptops. All you need is a stable internet connection.

A learning management system or LMS is a software application for the administration, tracking, reporting, automation, and delivery of learning content. It is the system that learners will log into, to access their courses, and administrators will use to manage their learners.

The Tutorak LMS has been created with the needs of a business in mind; it reduces the time and effort required to administer training and features detailed reports on training progress. We have worked in partnership with many businesses and organisations and have gained a unique understanding of the challenges they face while delivering training to a workforce. This has allowed us to create a flexible system which can be modified according to the needs of your company.

When you purchase a course, you receive two emails, a payment receipt and login credentials to access the LMS. You can click on the link provided in the email to go to the login page and enter the provided details to log in to your account.

For the purchase of a single course licence, you will be given details to access a learner account, where you can take your course directly. Any purchases above a single course licence will automatically generate details for an administrator account for you to manage the learners that will be taking the course.