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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 Emergency Procedure
  5. 5 Portable Fire Extinguishers
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The first section of our Fire Awareness Training looks at 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 alarms, 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. 

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

Health and safety signs 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.

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

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This section explains what action to take in the event of an emergency. This step-by-step process includes raising the fire 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.

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

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.

About this course

Every member of staff legally requires some kind of Fire Awareness Training.

This online e-learning programme is an effective and hassle-free way to ensure that you follow current legislation - as well as providing an easily accessible record of staff training. It's suitable for any workplace, in any industry sector and provides an engaging way for your staff to complete their Fire Safety Awareness Training.

Keep your workplace safe and learn about the risks that fire poses to health and safety. You'll learn about the nature of fire and what it takes for a fire to start and how it can easily travel through a building. This course will also introduce you to fire signage, allow you to participate in interactive fire extinguisher training, and gain an informed overview of evacuation procedures. You'll also learn how to react in the case of an emergency and learn which procedures should already be in place at your place of work. 

With thousands of companies across the UK and Europe already using the iHasco Fire Awareness training, this is one of our best-selling courses and is crucial for any workplace. You can request a quick online demonstration or register for a Free Trial at any time! 

This Fire Awareness Course can be used in conjunction with our Fire Warden Training - every organisation should have at least one 'responsible person'. We also offer a full range of Fire Safety training courses.

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Why our Fire Awareness training is rated so highly...

The importance of Fire Awareness Training

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 Training 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 course concludes with a 20 question multiple-choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questions 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 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 Certificate

22,460 real user reviews

4.7 out of 5
Learned few things

The course made me very more aware of the safety and protection that has to be in place

Was interesting and knowledgeable

Was good to see all the safety protocols and learn all the knowledge of the course

Very interesting and helpful tools.

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

Does what it needs to

This user gave this course a rating of 4/5 stars

Some good tips

The fire awareness course provides essential knowledge and practical tips for preventing, identifying, and responding to fire hazards effectively.

raised my knowledge of the subject

A good detailed course which raises awareness of the risks of fire and how to importantly deal with the fire in the first instance.


Found the training informative and helpful. The explanations around how fire transmits was very good.

Very good

Very good content in the course easy to follow and well explained.

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.

Fire safety regulations

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

Is Fire Safety Awareness Training required?

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.

What are the penalties of non-compliance with The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

Failure to comply with Th e Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 can lead to an unlimited fine for your business and can lead to imprisonment. 

How often should employers give fire awareness training?

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 through an extensive fire risk assessment.

What are the benefits of fire safety awareness training?

Fire safety awareness training provides numerous benefits, including

Preventing fires

The most obvious benefit of fire safety awareness training is that it can help prevent fires from occurring in the first place. This training teaches people how to identify potential fire hazards and how to take steps to eliminate them (if safe to do so).

Minimising business damage

Having your staff aware of the correct fire safety procedures will help them evacuate the building correctly and safely. Having employees trained to react quickly to a fire and call emergency services quickly can save your business.

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