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C.I.E.H.: Level 1 Award in Fire Safety Awareness

The Level 1 Award in Fire Safety Awareness is designed to help employees recognise fire safety issues in the workplace, and understand how to react when the fire alarm sounds.

Outline programme

This qualification covers the following topics:

  • Main causes and effects of fires in the workplace
  • Duties and responsibilities (of employers, employees and fire wardens)
  • Procedures in the event of a fire
  • Actions to be taken in the event of a fire
  • Fire prevention measures
  • Fire risk management, including risk assessment
  • The fire triangle
  • Fire risk control measures (active and passive)
  • Reporting fire safety issues
  • Portable fire-fighting equipment
  • Simple checks of portable fire-fighting equipment
Who should attend?

All employees:

  • those with no specific fire-safety role
  • those undertaking induction training
  • as an introduction for those who intend to move on to further fire-safety training
Course Duration:

Course duration: Half-day course

Assessment Method:

Multiple-choice examination

Entry Requirements:


Entry Requirements:

None - Appropriate for all employees

Delivery Method:

By use of exercises, handouts and group work etc in an informal setting, either on your premises or in our training room. Each student receives a copy of the textbook and handouts. Our courses are conducted in English, but a range of foreign language papers and work books are available for candidates who would find it easier.

Ofqual Accredited:

Yes - 501/0341/6


C.I.E.H. Level 1 Award in Fire Safety Awareness

Suggested progression on completion:

C.I.E.H. Level 2 Award in Fire Safety Principles


Details are available on application. They include the fee payable to the awarding body to cover course registration and examination fee.

How do you book this course?

This course is usually run in-house. Contact us for further details

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