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Course overview

Our online module appeals to all learning styles with interactive quizzes, video and audio features

It allows you to work at your own pace, testing your knowledge as you progress through the course

Duration: Approximately 120-180 minutes

Course Aim: To provide learners with the knowledge required to ensure good fire safety measures in the workplace and to carry out their role as a Fire Marshal. Fire Marshals play an essential role in contributing to fire safety by following fire safety control measures, being alert to issues relating to fire safety, and knowing how to lead a safe evacuation in an emergency.

Access: This online course can be completed on any PC or mobile device. Learners can study at their own pace, and log in and out as often as they wish

Assessment: Self-checks after each section of the course and an end of course multiple-choice assessment

Certification: On successful completion of the multiple-choice assessment, learners can download a certificate as evidence that they have completed and passed the course

Verifiable CPD points: This course qualifies for 2 CPD points

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Modules breakdown

Course content:

Module 1 – Fire Safety and The Law

• Understanding the importance of fire safety
• Fire safety and the Law
• Responsibility for fire safety in the workplace
• How the law is enforced
• Enforcement powers

Module 2 – Managing Fire Safety In The Workplace – Principles and Practice

• The role of the Fire Marshal
• Proactive Fire Marshal duties
• Reactive fire marshal duties
• The number of fire marshals required in the workplace

Module 3 – Understanding How Fires Start

• The main causes of fire
• How fires start – the fire triangle
• Sources of oxygen, heat and fuel
• Dangerous substances – DSEAR
• Classes of fire

Module 4 – Fire Risk Assessment

• The 5 Steps of Risk assessment
• Fire risk assessment requirements for dangerous substances

Module 5 – Fire Prevention and Controls

• Fire Prevention
• Fire detection and warning systems
• Good housekeeping
• Passive fire controls
• Active fire controls
• Evacuation routes
• Means of escape for disabled people
• Refuge points
• Emergency lighting

Module 6 – Evacuation Routes and Fire Signs

• Fire signage
• Signs for fire exit routes
• Signs for fire exit doors
• Signs for fire assembly points
• Signs for fire-fighting equipment and call points
• Warning and prohibition signs

Module 7 – Emergency Plans, Evacuation Procedures and Fire Drills

• Fire emergency plans
• Evacuation procedures
• Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP)
• Fire Marshal duties during evacuations
• Fire drills