The Course

Start: 9.30 am

End: 1.30 pm (Barbican) / 2.00 pm (Chelmsford)


  • Certification
  • ID Card
  • Light Refreshments

Cost: £75.00 per person (Group discounts available)

Attendees do not need to bring anything with them but, if possible, they should familiarise themselves with their emergency procedures and /or fire risk assessment.

This is not essential as these topics will be discussed on the day, however it may be useful should they wish to ask us any questions or require clarification on any matter specific to their place of work.

Please note that Practical Firefighting is not carried out at our Barbican Venue.

Courses topics may vary as each course is tailored to those attending but in include:

  • Fire Safety Legislation – how it affects employees
  • Legal obligations
  • General Fire Awareness
  • Basic structural fire precautions – why they are there
  • Actions to be taken on discovering a fire
  • Evacuation procedures for different types of premises
  • Horizontal and vertical evacuation plans
  • Liaising with the emergency services
  • The fire risk assessment.
  • Causes of Fire
  • Preventing the spread of fire, heat and smoke
  • Emergency treatment for burns
  • Surviving a Fire
  • Safe use of fire-fighting equipment and the best methods of firefighting for all types of fire
  • Fire Safety away from work
  • Emergency and non-emergency Responsibilities
  • Learning from real incidents
  • Performing a supervisory/managing role in any fire situation
  • Awareness of human behaviour in fires
  • How to search safely and recognise areas that are unsafe to enter
  • Personal Emergency Evacuation Procedures (PEEPS)
  • Identifying Zones and effective methods of their evacuation
  • Fire Alarm operation
  • Formulating emergency action plans
  • Organising Fire drills and training
  • Reporting of faults, incidents and near misses
  • Any other matters specific to individual premises