Learning Outcomes

  • Understand basic fire safety and what to do in event of an emergency.

State the main causes of fires in the workplace

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

State their own duties and responsibilities in relation to fire safety at work.

State the duties of fire wardens and others who may be required to take action as part of fire risk controls or during an emergency.

Describe the action to be taken in the event of a fire, including methods of raising the alarm and contacting emergency services.


  • Understand the principles of fire risk control.

List the key elements for effective fire risk management in the workplace.

Outline how the components of the fire triangle can be used to control fire risks.

List active and passive fire risk control measures.

Outline fire prevention measures that can be taken to minimise risks.


  • Understand the basics of practical fire safety.

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

Outline simple checks for ensuring that fire safety equipment is serviceable and safe to use.