Level 2 Award in Fire Safety

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?

This qualification is aimed at anyone involved in the management of fire safety in any workplace.  This includes managers, supervisors, team leaders, fire wardens (marshals) and staff working in any area where there is a potential risk of fire.

Learners gaining this qualification will know that fire safety is the responsibility of everyone in the workplace and will recognise the consequences of fire in any premises.




Understanding the hazards and risks associated with fire in the workplace

  • How fires are caused in the workplace

  • The components of the fire triangle.

  • The hazards during or after a fire, including the products of combustion.

  • The characteristics of fire and smoke spread.

Understand how fire risk is controlled in the workplace

  • The different methods used to identify and control fire hazards.

  • The term ‘means of escape’ in relation to fire hazards.

  • Typical components for means of escape from fire hazards.

  • Methods of fire detection and raising the alarm.

  • The principle of how fires are extinguished.

  • How portable fire-fighting equipment should be used safely.

  • Common fixed fire-fighting systems and where they might be used.

Understand the principles and practice of fire safety management at work

  • The duties of employers and employees with respect to fire safety in the workplace.

  • How to undertake a simple fire safety inspection in the workplace.

  • The stages involved in a fire risk assessment.

Understand the role of the nominated fire warden

a) The role and function of fire wardens in their workplace:

  • on a day-to-day basis

  • during an emergency

  • if they are not in their designated areas of responsibility when the alarm is raised.

b) The content of a fire safety briefing



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 9 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 2 Award in Fire Safety 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 2 Award in Fire Safety 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 30 questions that must be completed within 1 hour. 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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