Level 1 Award in Fire Safety Awareness (QCF)
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Level 1 Award in Fire Safety Awareness (QCF)

If you would like to book this course to take place in your premises please call 0330 120 0105 or select book this course on the right and complete your email address.

This course follows the level 1 QCF syllabus (SCQF Level 4 in Scotland). You will receive a Green Cross training QCF certificate valid for 3 years.

In the unlikely event that any delegate fails to succeed on the course we will offer re-training on another course and re-assessment FREE of charge. This is subject to terms and conditions.

Congratulations, you are about to embark on a course in a subject that is important to all of us.

You will, no doubt, be well aware of the potentially devastating effects of fires in the workplace in terms of lives lost, injuries, damage to property and the environment, and to business continuity. You may also be aware that it is believed that most fires are preventable. The importance of fire awareness in the workplace is underpinned by health and safety legislation that places a duty on employers to ensure their employees receive appropriate training on procedures they need to follow, including fire drills.

From cause to prevention and response, this course provides an ideal introduction to fire safety awareness and foundation for more in-depth training in fire safety.



  • Course Content
  • Who Should Attend
  • Pre-Requisites
  • Certification
  • Additional Info
  • What will I learn?

    Title: Level 1 Award in Fire Safety Awareness (QCF)

    By the end of this course you will be able to:

    • State the main causes of fires in the workplace.

    • Outline the main costs of fires in the workplace for employers, employees and society.

    • State their own duties and responsibilities in relation to fire safety at work.

    • State the duties and responsibilities of fire wardens and other people who may be required to take action as part of fire risk controls or during an emergency.

    • Describe the action to be taken in the event of a fire in the workplace, including methods of raising the alarm and contacting the emergency services.

    • List the key elements for effective fire risk management in the workplace.

    • Outline how the components of the fire triangle can be used to control fire risks.

    • List active and passive fire risk control measures.

    • Outline fire prevention measures that can be taken to minimise fire risks.

    • State the safe operating parameters for the use of portable fire-fighting equipment.

    • Outline simple checks for ensuring that fire safety equipment is serviceable and safe to use.

    What will it cover?

    • Understand basic fire safety and what to do in the event of an emergency
    • Understand the principles of fire risk control
    • Understand the basics of practical fire safety


  • Who should attend a course?

    This course is suitable for those who are responsible for overseeing fire safety, designated fire marshals and anyone who needs to know how to use a fire extinguisher in the workplace. Fire Safety training for staff is a legal requirement in the UK under The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (FSO) which came into effect in October 2006.

    The FSO applies to all non-domestic premises in England and Wales, including the common parts of blocks of flats and houses in multiple occupation (HMOs). The law applies to you if you are:

    • responsible for business premises
    • an employer or self-employed with business premises
    • responsible for a part of a dwelling where that part is solely used for business purposes
    • a charity or voluntary organisation
    • a contractor with a degree of control over any premises
    • providing accommodation for paying guests

    Under the FSO, the responsible person must carry out a fire safety risk assessment and implement and maintain a fire management plan. 

  • Before you attend a course

    • Candidates must be aware that they must attend all sessions to be eligible for assessment.
    • Candidates must be physically able to carry out the procedures detailed in the Course content. 
  • Certification

    • Every delegate who passes the examination receives a Green Cross Training QFC Certificate which is valid for 3 years.

    • Your certification is issued by TQUK Ltd the awarding body of Green Cross Training Ltd.

    About QCF Qualifications
    Achieving a regulated qualification is exactly that: an achievement. One you can be proud of and one that you and other people can be sure is proof that you have demonstrated a certain standard and level of knowledge and competence in your chosen subject. These qualifications are awarded by organisations which have been approved by an independent regulator, Ofqual. In order to meet the requirements for ongoing approval, these organisations must consistently demonstrate the highest standards of quality assurance in the design and delivery of all of their qualifications.

    All qualifications offered by a regulated organisation sit on the Ofqual register. Each qualification, as it is entered onto the register, is assigned to a specific Subject Sector Area (SSA), which makes it easy to find other regulated qualifications that build upon or compliment your learning. Simple searches on the Ofqual register (found at www.ofqual.gov.uk), using the advanced search options can provide you with a list of qualifications falling into a specific SSA.

    The QCF is designed to help facilitate the recognition of prior learning so that you don’t have to repeat learning or assessment that you’ve already completed. If you find a qualification that you want to take, but believe that you are able to provide evidence that you have already met some or all of the learning outcomes for a unit, you can apply to the relevant warding organisation for Recognition of Prior Learning. This means it may be possible to award you some of the credit needed to complete the qualification without you having to repeat learning.

  • Additional Information

    • Students will receive course material
    • Equipment required for In-house Course: TV/Video if possible
    • Recommendation: A practical session allows the delegates to have a go at using a fire extinguisher (not on a fire because of insurance & safety)

For more info on this course please call 0330 120 0105


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