Introduction to Fire Safety Awareness & Risk Assessment

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Introduction to Fire Safety Awareness & Risk Assessment

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This Tavcom certified course consists of 8 modules and has been specifically designed to give you the knowledge and understanding required to be able to carry out a Fire Risk Assessment safely and provide essential knowledge for those looking to work in the industry. This introduction course will give you the ability to confidently carry out effective fire risk assessments to meet the current legislation requirements.

Learning how to carry out a Fire Risk Assessment is essential knowledge for those looking to work in the industry. This course also provides an overview of fire alarm systems, conventional and analogue addressable, plus other fire safety related systems such as, emergency lighting, sprinkler systems and extinguishers.

As with all of our professionally conducted training courses, your online tutor is on hand to guide you through the necessary explanation of the components, the legislation and standards. There are no prerequisites and no qualifications needed to enrol.

To gain your Tavcom certificate at the end of the course, you will need to complete a 10 question, online, multi-choice assessment.

Course fee: £24.99 inc VAT

Recommended Duration: 15 hours
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Course Content

A brief summary of the course content:
This interactive distance learning course is divided into 8 modules dealing with specific subjects. Each module contains Learning Points to re-enforce the content and regular self assessment questions are provided to check a student’s learning and progress throughout the course.

On completion of all 8 modules, there is a 10 question online assessment, which if successful, results in a Tavcom Certificate.

Module 1 – Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

In order to appreciate the issues associated with fire safety management it is necessary in the first instance to have an understanding of fire and the different classes. This course helps raise awareness of fire safety at all levels and to promote fire prevention, fire protection and reduce the risk from fire as far as is reasonably practical.

Module 2 – Risk Assessment

All companies in the UK must comply with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. This Order was made under the Regulatory Reform Act 2001 to replace most fire safety legislation with one basic order.  It involves the need for a fire safety risk assessment to be carried out and a formal identification of the risks to be made.

Module 3 – Fire Detection and Alarms Systems

In keeping with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order it is necessary that the subject premises must have as a minimum: A means of detecting and warning of fire, a means of escape and the equipment for the fighting of fire.

Module 4 – Types of System

In order to satisfy the fire safety risk assessment there may be a need to install a fire detection and alarm system. Within this module you will learn the the three main system categories with certain subcategories. These are categorised as P, L or M in a specific way.

Module 5 – Detection Devices and Signalling

This module will provide you with and insight of the various categories of fire alarms that incorporate detection devices. These may be manual or automatic detection devices. Manual systems are activated as a result of someone manually operating a break glass unit. Automatic systems are operated as a result of an automatic detector detecting smoke or heat. They also require some form of signalling system to provide notification of any alarm condition.

Module 6 – Emergency Lighting

The role of emergency lighting is to allow a safe evacuation of the building to be made when the mains supply fails. This is achieved by the use of special luminaries, lamps and batteries. This module will cover, legislation, system types, design criteria, wiring systems, mode of operation, luminaires and signs, low mounted way guidance systems, maintenance and testing.

Module 7 – Extinguishers and Sprinklers

Fire extinguishers and sprinklers are an integral part of the fire safety provisions for any building. You will learn about each type of fire extinguisher, it’s suitability for different types of burning media along with the fire rating which is based on the volume of fire that they are capable of extinguishing.

Module 8 – Commissioning

This final module teaches you how to satisfy fire safety management requirements for any premises or site. With the requirement policy of continuously developing the fire safety risk assessment, this module enables you to formally identify the risks to be updated. Inherent within this fire safety management policy there is also a need to ensure the maintenance of systems and equipment which involves appropriate, ongoing, test practices.

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Telephone: +44 (0) 1489 895099

Course fee: £24.99 inc VAT

Recommended Duration: 15 hours
Includes: Tavcom Certificate

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