Fire Safety Awareness
SCQF Level 4 Award (Scotland)
You will, no doubt, be well aware of the potentially devastating effects of ﬁres in the workplace in terms of lives lost, injuries, damage to property and the environment, and to the business continuity. You may also be aware that it is believed that most ﬁres are preventable.
The importance of ﬁre safety in the workplace is underpinned by health and safety legislation that places a duty on employers to establish policies and procedures and ensure their employees receive appropriate training.
This course is designed for all employees as an introduction to ﬁre awareness and is an excellent ingredient in the induction programme of new employees. It deals with how ﬁres can occur and what to do in the event of a ﬁre.
The qualiﬁcation also provides a foundation for those employees who want to develop their basic ﬁre safety awareness in order to assist their employer by undertaking more speciﬁc ﬁre safety roles in the workplace to manage ﬁre risk (e.g. as ﬁre wardens/marshals/stewards etc).
Successful candidates will be awarded a SCQF Level 4 Award (Scotland).
A minimum of 4 contact hours in the classroom.
A range of subjects is covered including:
- The common causes of ﬁre
- The behaviour of ﬁre
- Legislation (brief) and responsibilities
- Fire prevention
- What to do if a ﬁre breaks out
- How to use ﬁre extinguishers
- Emergency evacuation procedures
A Level 1 national qualiﬁcation, (Level 4 in Scotland), will be issued to the learner, subject to successfully completing the test paper.