The Fire Safety Awareness Training is suitable for all employees to gain a basic knowledge of fire safety procedures in the workplace.

The course will give learners the knowledge to identify and recognising potential fire hazards in the workplace and the controls necessary to reduce the risk of fire.

It will inform employees of their legal responsibilities in relation to reducing the risk of fire in the workplace, adhering to fire safety training and the importance of maintaining good housekeeping procedures.

The training course is divided into three units and is delivered online, it will take approximately 45 minutes to complete. On completion of the course learners are required to complete an end of course quiz consisting of 20 multiple choice style questions.

At the end of the course participants will be able to:


  • State the legal responsibilities of the employer and the employee
  • Identify common causes of fire in the workplace
  • Explain the chemistry of fire and the fire triangle
  • List the classifications of fires and types of fire extinguishers
  • Outline the importance of fire detection and warning systems
  • Describe the role of the fire warden
  • Outline the actions to be taken in the event of a fire
Unit 1: Introduction to Fire Safety
  • Reasons to manage fire safety
  • Fire safety legislation
  • Common causes of fire
  • Chemistry of fire
  • Classes of fires
Unit 2: Fire Safety Arrangements
  • Fire detection and warning systems
  • Emergency routes and exits
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Employee training
  • Good housekeeping
Unit 3: Evacuation Procedures
  • The role of the fire warden
  • Actions to take in the event of fire
  • Personal emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEPs)
  • Duties of the employer
  • Duties of the employee