Covered in this course

Course contents

This training course is broken down into 5 sections

  1. 1 The Nature of Fire
  2. 2 Fire Signage
  3. 3 Fire Hazards
  4. 4 Discovering a Fire
  5. 5 Fire Extinguishers
Fire on a construction site - Fire Awareness Training in Construction
Fire Awareness in Construction. Chapter 1: The Nature of Fire Preview Image

It’s useful to have a good understanding of fire and fire behaviour – how it starts and how it spreads. This section explains “The Triangle of Fire”, “Fire Growth and Development”, and “Fire Spread’’. It particularly looks at the causes and costs of fires on construction sites.

Fire Awareness in Construction. Chapter 2: Fire Signage Preview Image

Signs are used to communicate an important message to prevent disaster in an emergency, and even save lives. This section illustrates the different types of signs used, helping you to understand their meaning and the importance of following their instructions.

Fire Awareness in Construction. Chapter 3: Fire Hazards Preview Image

This section looks at the typical sorts of fire hazards you might find on a construction site and the most likely places fires may start. It includes information about good site practice, including the storage of flammable materials and combustible waste.

Fire Awareness in Construction. Chapter 4: Discovering a Fire Preview Image

This section explains what action to take in the event of an emergency. Information includes “Raising the Alarm”, “Calling the Fire Service” and “Safe Evacuation”. It covers Fire Emergency Plans and explains how risk assessments must consider people who may be at particular risk – including the need for personal emergency evacuation plans (PEEPS).

Fire Awareness in Construction. Chapter 5: Fire Extinguishers Preview Image

This section looks at the different types of fires and the different fire extinguishers which are appropriate for each one. Video footage shows how each is used and, there’s a short explanation of how each one works, their range and any drawbacks.

About this course

Fire Awareness Training is a legal requirement for every workplace, and under the Construction Design and Management Regulations (CDM), and the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, you are obliged to ensure this training is undertaken by all staff. 

This training programme has been written for people who work in the construction industry, as it includes information which is particularly relevant when working on building sites.

This online e-learning programme is an effective and hassle-free way to ensure that you comply with current legislation - as well as providing an easily accessible record of who has completed the training. This Fire Awareness course will introduce you to fire signage, explain how different extinguishers are needed for different types of fires and show you how to use them. It also looks at safe evacuation and what you should do in emergency situations.

This fire awareness training in construction also covers parts of The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Planning on becoming a fire warden? We also offer Fire Warden Training!

Keith Wickham, a presenter of Fire Awareness Training in Construction

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Keith Wickham

The importance of Fire Awareness Training in Construction

It’s important that you comply with the law and understand the positive impact this training course can have on your organisation and employees.

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Fire Awareness in Construction certificate

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

This Fire Awareness Training (Construction) 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 Training in Construction Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.

Please note if you are using our course content via SCORM in a third party LMS then we are unable to provide certificates and you will need to generate these in your host LMS yourself.

Fire Awareness (Construction) Certificate

26 real user reviews

4.6 out of 5
Excellent training on fire awareness!

Intuitive and informative course on fire awareness particularly around the fire classes and extinguisher types for fighting fire. Definitely recommend this for those in Construction - worthwhile and could save lives!

Way too long

I’ve just spent the best part of a day doing all these courses. Almost 2 days for the entire amount. I’m 46, not 4. My kids get treated more like adults than we do. By all means, do these courses, but they could be halved in length. Lost the will to live doing these.


very simple to follow and great that you can study when you have some spare time and go back to it later.


This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars

good all round course

Eye opening

Very easy to follow

This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars

sound quality

As someone hard of hearing, It would be nice if the sound was at the same level throughout. Several sections, the sound dropped meaning I had to read the provided script. The Fireman was very quiet compared to the guy introducing the course.The course was well laid out, presentation good.

Good useful course.

The course was well put over in a very understanding way, it was good to be reminded of our responsibilities and duties. The course was informative and well scripted.

Why is this training important?


It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work.

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

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