Course Title: HABC Level 2 Award in Fire Safety Awareness
Awarded By: Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance
Course Category: Health & Safety
Course Duration: 10 Hours
The Level 2 Award in Fire Safety is a qualification 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 a fire in any premises.
- This qualification is designed for those learners either currently working or those returning or starting work and wishing to gain a nationally recognized qualification in fire safety awareness.
The following topics will be covered:
- Role of the nominated fire warden
- Hazards and risks associated with fire in the workplace
- How fire risk is controlled in the workplace
- Principles and practice of fire safety management at work
At the end of the course, the students will be able to:
- Explain how fires are caused in the workplace
- Describe the components of the fire triangle.
- Identify the hazards during or after a fire, including the products of combustion.
- Describe the characteristics of fire and smoke spread.
- State the different methods used to identify and control fire hazards.
- Define the term ‘means of escape’ in relation to fire hazards.
- Outline typical components for means of escape from fire hazards.
- Describe methods of fire detection and raising the alarm.
- Describe the principle of how fires are extinguished.
- Describe how portable fire-fighting equipment should be used safely.
- Identify common fixed fire-fighting systems and where they might be used.
- Outline the duties of employers and employees with respect to fire safety in the workplace.
- Outline how to undertake a simple fire safety inspection in the workplace.
- Describe the stages involved in a fire risk assessment
- State the role and function of fire wardens in their workplace on a day-to-day basis and during an emergency. And if they are not in their designated areas of responsibility when the alarm is raised.
- Outline the content of a fire safety briefing.