Principles of Fire Safety (Level 2) – BSC Award

Principles of Fire Safety (Level 2) – BSC Award – Overview

Fire is one of the biggest risks in any work environment. This qualification raises awareness of the risks and the controls available. It gives a valuable introduction to the key principles of fire safety.

The programme covers:

  • How fires are caused in the workplace
  • The components of the fire triangle
  • The hazards during and after a fire
  • The characteristics of fire and smoke spread
  • Methods used to identify and control fire hazards
  • Means of escape in relation to fire hazards
  • Methods of fire detection and raising the alarm
  • How fires are extinguished
  • How to use portable fire-fighting equipment safely
  • Common fixed fire-fighting systems
  • Duties of employers and employees in relation to fire safety
  • How to undertake a simple fire safety inspection in the workplace
  • The stages involved in a fire risk assessment
  • The role of fire wardens in the workplace
  • The content of fire safety training

Course details below or download course outline.

Who should attend?

Aimed at all employees with a designated responsibility for fire safety in their work area, such as fire wardens. The course assumes no prior knowledge and learners will come from a diverse range of education and employment backgrounds.

Course format

A one-day programme, for up to 12 people, with a short multiple-choice test, the successful completion of which qualifies participants for the BSC Level 2 Award, Principles of Fire Safety.

Expert trainer

David has more than twenty years’ experience in environmental, health and safety management and training. Formerly Head of Environmental Protection Training for the Ministry of Defence and later Environment Health and Safety Manager with one of the UK’s largest cement manufacturing companies and H&S Adviser with Visa, he set up his own consultancy practice in 2006, providing support, advice and training on health & safety and environmental management to help organisations to reduce their environmental impact and improve their health and safety performance.

David graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Environment Management from Cranfield University. He is a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) with the Society for the Environment, a Chartered Waste Manager with the Chartered Institution for Waste Management (CIWM), a member of IOSH at GradIOSH level, a member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) and is registered with the IEMA as an Associate Environmental Auditor. He has accredited centre status for the delivery of BSC and IOSH qualification programmes.

David is a very popular trainer, as the following comments from recent programme participants demonstrate:

‘David was excellent!’

‘Very knowledgeable and engaging.’

‘Nice guy, very knowledgeable and good references to true scenarios.’

‘Excellent training.’

‘David is very good at answering any questions that you are unsure of and focuses the answer down so that you can understand the information given.’

‘Lively, open for discussions, good examples.’

‘Very professional and knowledgeable.’

‘Engaging and approachable.’

‘Good pace, clear instruction and explanation throughout.’

‘Good course, well delivered.’

‘Top bloke!’