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Covered in this course

The Fire Awareness Training course is broken down into 5 sections.

1) Fire Awareness Training: The Nature of Fire

To begin, we cover the nature of fire – how it works, and the different ways in which it can spread; we also cover smoke and the dangers it poses. This introduction is important for users so they understand what behaviour to expect from fire and smoke. It will help in the process of keeping the workplace safe. 

The first section of our Fire Awareness Training looks at the nature of fire.

2) Fire Awareness Training: Fire Signage

Health and safety signs can save lives – they are used to communicate important messages to prevent injury or give instructions in an emergency. This section identifies the different types of signs you may see in the workplace; we define what they look like, what they mean, and our Traffic Light System provides a simple way to remember the different types.

Signage is a very important factor in preventing a fire and even saving lives.

3) Fire Awareness Training: Fire Hazards

In this section, we discuss the potential fire hazards that can arise in the workplace – covering ignition sources, flammables and combustibles. We also discuss certain working practices that need to be implemented to avoid creating fire hazards.

The third part of our Fire Awareness Training course features an interactive office where you spot possible fire hazards.

4) Fire Awareness Training: Emergency Procedure

This section explains what action to take in the event of an emergency. This step-by-step process includes raising the alarm, calling emergency services, and an evacuation procedure. We also explain what you should do if you’re unable to escape in an emergency, including a demonstration of the “Stop, Drop & Roll” technique. 

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5) Fire Awareness Training: Portable Fire Extinguishers

To conclude our programme, this section teaches users about when it’s safe to fight a fire, and when it’s NOT. We provide demonstrations on how to use the five common types of fire extinguisher, as well as fire blankets. Users learn about the different “Classes of Fire”, and which extinguisher to use on each class.

Looking at the different types of fire extinguishers and what types of fires you should use them on.

Fire Awareness Certificate

Each of our courses ends with a multiple choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.

This Fire Awareness Training course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questionnaires guide the user through the sections of the training and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout.

As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.

What does my certificate include?

Your Fire Awareness Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and all relevant approvals.

Fire Awareness Certificate

Real user reviews


Based on 9,534 real user reviews.

4.43 out of 5
Thorough and informative

Having completed many online training sessions, I found this particular training to be more through, up-to-date and modern (ie pictogram of person using a mobile phone to call emergency services) and detailed. Some online training covers the basic essentials, but I found this to be more detailed, ie what classes of fire you should not use an extinguisher for, rather than focusing on what it is used for.

Very good training programme.

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This was very well presented and easy to follow!

I found the course to be very good

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Excellent course

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Very good basic fire awareness.

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Good pace and balanced material

Good balance of narrated material and pictures. The absence of text and replacement with pictures and animations made it much easier to retain.

Clear, straightforward and well presente

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Legislation relating to Fire Safety

It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work. Take a look at relevant legislation below.

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) order 2005

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) order 2005 states that the responsible person must ensure that their employees are provided with adequate safety training:

The responsible person must ensure that his employees are provided with adequate safety training . [this must] (a) include suitable and sufficient instruction and training on the appropriate precautions and actions to be taken by the employee in order to safeguard himself and other relevant persons on the premises; (b) be repeated periodically where appropriate

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) order 2005, Section 21

Fire and Health and Safety legislation requires employers to provide fire training for ALL staff by law. It's good practice for employers to train staff at least every 12 months. Empowering your staff with the knowledge and understanding of how to act responsibly in the event of a fire and raising awareness of potential risks and hazards will ensure you operate within the law and protect your workforce and business against significant losses as a result of a fire.