Fire Risk Assessor Course Introduction
A fire risk assessment is an organised and methodical look at the relevant premises, the activities carried on there and the likelihood that a fire could start and cause harm to those in and around the premises.
The legal requirement is that the owner, employer or any person who has control to any extent of a relevant premises and who is responsible for fire safety shall ensure that the premises are risk assessed.
In Northern Ireland the person with this responsibility is known as the Appropriate Person.
The Appropriate Person does not necessarily complete the fire risk assessment. This course will enable them to complete, review and revise fire risk assessments.
Fire Risk Assessor Course Design.
Fire Risk Assessor Course is designed for employers, managers, occupiers, owners, employees and all other people who have a role in ensuring the fire safety of relevant premises. This course will assist them to apply the guidance offered in the relevant fire series guidance document/s.
The guidance referred to specifically encourages managers, occupiers, owners, employees and other persons to conduct their own fire risk assessments.
On completion of this course delegates should be able to complete, review and revise Fire Risk Assessments for “low to medium” risk premises as defined on the Fire Safety page.
Fire Risk Assessor Course Content
The course consists of:
- Define Fire Risk Assessment and identify the Appropriate Person
- Explanation and examples of potential fire hazards:
- Sources of heat or ignition
- Fuel types and their effects on fuel load and fire development
- Oxygen supplies
- Explanation of how the different levels and types of occupancy affect fire risk
- Determining the level of fire risk for a variety of premises
- Select and apply an appropriate methodology for completion of the FRA
- Determine the level of existing fire precautions and comment on their adequacy
- Determine if the existing fire precautions comply with statutory legal requirements
- State the relevant NI legislation and recognise the enforcing authority
- Explanation of potential offences and the enforcement actions
- Explanation of appropriate guidance documents and how to apply the guidance
- Explanation of how fires start, the rate at which they develop and the movement of toxic gases and unburnt fuel
- Explanation of the behaviour of construction materials and structural elements when exposed to fire
- Explanation of passive and active fire protection
- Explanation on the effects of fire on relevant persons and their behaviour in fire situations
- Understanding the importance of staff training and its influence on fire drills and behaviour in the event of fire
- Explanation of means of escape, travel distances, escape signage and evacuation plans
- Explanation and recognition of RSET and ASET
- Recognition of the means of protecting the means of escape
- Explanation and application of appropriate fire prevention measures based on the hierarchy of risk control
- Explanation of passive fire protection measures and determine their need
- Explanation of active fire protection measures, their test and certification requirements and determine
their need to include:
- Automatic fire alarms and detection systems
- Emergency Voice communications systems
- Emergency Escape Lighting
- First Aid Firefighting Equipment
- Fire Suppression Systems
- Smoke Control Systems
- Safeguarding arrangements for the NIFRS
- Explanation of Fire Safety Policies and the management of fire safety
Fire Risk Assessor Course Pre-requisites
Candidates should have attended a Fire warden Course.
If training is to be carried out at your site, a current, valid fire risk assessment should be provided prior to the training event. This will be used as part of the course content.
Fire Risk Assessor Course Notes
- It is a legal requirement that all relevant premises have a Fire Risk Assessment.
- The training detailed on this page is “generic” fire risk assessor training
- Training can be carried out at your premises provided suitable resources are available:
- Sufficient space to accommodate course numbers
- Space to use whiteboard, laptop and projector
- Specific training can be designed and delivered to meet your needs.
- A copy of your current Fire Risk Assessment, Fire Policy, Fire Routine will be required for specific training.
Fire Risk Assessment guidance documents.
Fire safety: guidance for the hospitality industry
Fire safety risk assessment: animal premises and stables
Fire safety risk assessment: means of escape for disabled people
Fire safety risk assessment: open-air events and venues
Fire safety risk assessment: transport premises and facilities
Fire safety risk assessment: healthcare premises
Fire safety risk assessment: residential care premises
Fire safety risk assessment: theatres, cinemas and similar premises
Making your premises safe from fire
Fire safety risk assessment: 5-step checklist
Fire safety risk assessment: factories and warehouses
Fire safety risk assessment: large places of assembly
Fire safety risk assessment: small and medium places of assembly
Fire safety risk assessment: educational premises
Fire safety risk assessment: sleeping accommodation
Fire safety risk assessment: offices and shops
Fire Risk Assessor Course Venue
Training can be conducted at:
- Fire Safety Trainer practical training premises.
Details of these can be found on the contact page.
- Your premises. Please see the attached notes.
- Other suitable agreed venues.
Fire Risk Assessor Course Duration
3 days to include written and practical assessment.
Fire Risk Assessor Course Size
Fire Risk Assessor Course Assessment
Practical Assessment. Review, revision and provision of Fire Risk Assessments.
Fire Risk Assessor Course Qualification
- Candidates will obtain certification of successful pass.
- The Certificate will clearly state the Aim and Objectives of the course.
- Certificates will be sent to the company and not to individual candidates and will be valid for 3 years.
Fire Risk Assessor Course Refresher
Regular review and revision of workplace risk assessment.