NEBOSH Fire Safety Certificate

Course Length 5 weeks, 1 Thursday a week
Course Code 57306-01

Course overview

The content is designed to equip those studying it to undertake fire risk assessments in most low risk workplaces. The syllabus is mapped to both the National Occupational Standards for Health and Safety owned by Proskills and the Fire Safety NOS owned by SkillsPlus.

No previous health and safety or fire safety knowledge is required although it should be noted that the assessment includes a requirement to write a short report.

  • Entry Requirements

    There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

    It is important that learners have a suitable standard of English language in order to understand and articulate the concepts contained in the syllabus. NEBOSH recommends that learners undertaking this qualification should reach a minimum standard of English equivalent to an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 or higher in IELTS tests.

  • Units/Modules

    What will you study?

    • Understanding the management of health and safety
    • Managing fire safety protocols in their workplace
    • Understanding the principles of fires and explosions
    • Identifying the causes and preventions of fires and explosions
    • Identifying and implement fire prevention and protection in buildings
    • Managing the safety of people in the event of a fire
    • Conducting a fire safety risk assessment
    • Promoting a fire safety culture
  • Careers/Progression
    NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety.
  • Assessment Types

    2 written papers (NGC1 & FC1)

    1 Practical Inspection Report (FC2)

    How will you be assessed?

    This qualification has a two-step assessment process which consists of:

    An open book examination: you will be able to complete this at home or in another safe and suitable location where you can concentrate. You will be presented with a scenario that describes a realistic workplace and situation. You will then be asked to carry out a series of tasks using evidence presented in the scenario as well as the underpinning knowledge you have gained through your studies and revision.

    You will have 24 hours to complete and submit your paper - though you should be able to complete it in 4-5 hours.

    A practical fire risk assessment: the fire risk assessment has been developed around fire risk assessment standards such as the Home Office fire guidance and PAS79-1:2020.

    The time needed to complete the fire risk assessment is not restricted. We do, however, recommend that you take around three hours to complete all four parts of the assessment. We feel that the three hours will allow you to show your understanding of the assessment requirements and complete a good quality fire risk assessment.

    Both assessments will be marked by an external examiner appointed by NEBOSH. These examiners are chosen for their experience and expertise to ensure that learners are assessed by the very best from our industry.

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