Level 1 Award in Fire Safety Awareness

Fires affect thousands of companies each year resulting in injury, lost customer trust and building damage. Fire safety training helps to protect your business. It ensures everyone knows how to act safely, reducing the risk of injury or loss of life in the event of a blaze. Basic fire-fighting techniques can also help to prevent small fires from becoming big emergencies.

By establishing a fire prevention and preparedness program, you can help avoid injuries to your employees and visitors, costly damages, and potential fines to your business.

Who is this qualification for?

The Level 1 Award in Fire Safety Awareness is a qualification aimed at all staff, particularly new starters in any workplace, where a basic understanding of fire safety is required.

Learners gaining this qualification will know that fire safety is the responsibility of everyone in the workplace with recognition of the contribution they may have to prevent the starting and spread of fires




Understanding basic fire safety and what to do in the event of an emergency

  • The main causes of fires in the workplace.

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

Understanding the principles of fire risk control

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

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

  • Active and passive fire risk control measures.

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

Understanding the basics of practical fire safety

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

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



Minimum age requirement is 14

Course dates

Given upon purchasing a course

Course timings



Given upon purchasing a course

Course duration

The course duration is 4 hours.

Course location

Wood Green Works, 40 Cumberland Road, London N22 7SG or Customer location.

Document requirements


  • a valid passport (any nationality)

  • a signed UK photocard driving licence

  • a valid warrant card issued by HM forces or the police

  • another photographic ID card, e.g. employee ID card, student ID card, travel card etc.

Proof of address

  • Two Proofs of address - utility bills, council tax, etc.


  • Two passport size photographs




Results are available within 10 working days of the exams. HIGH PASS RATE


Successful candidates will receive a Level 1 Award in Fire Safety Awareness from a recognised awarding body within England and Wales. It is valid for a period of 3 years and can be renewed by attending another Level 1 Award in Fire Safety Awareness course.

How is the qualification assessed?

The qualification is assessed through a multiple-choice question (MCQ) examination. During the exam, learners are required to choose 1 of the prescribed options to answer a set examination questions. The examination for this qualification contains 15 questions that must be completed within 30 minutes. Successful learners will have to demonstrate knowledge and understanding across the qualification syllabus and achieve a minimum pass mark of 66%.

Group bookings and in-house delivery

We can deliver the training at your location/premises for up to 12 or more learners.


For more information and group booking discounts please contact us.

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