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NEBSOH National Certificate in Fire Safety

The NEBOSH Fire Safety course covers the management of health & safety and in particular fire safety including legal requirements. It also includes principles of fire & explosions, causes, prevention of fires, fire protection in buildings and ensuring the safety of people in the event of a fire.

This NEBOSH qualification will equip holders to carry out fire risk assessments of most workplaces and identify the range of fire protective & preventative measures required. This course is suitable for delegates who have responsibility for their organisation’s compliance with fire safety legislation or people who will moving into this role.

The NEBOSH Fire Safety course assessment is by an end-of-course examination comprising of; a two-hour written examination paper Unit NGC1 (The management of safety and health). A two-hour written examination for Unit FC1, which consists of ten ‘short-answer’ questions and one ‘long-answer’ question. All questions are compulsory (candidate scripts are marked by external examiners appointed by NEBOSH). Unit FC2 is assessed by a practical application undertaken within the candidate’s own workplace, to be taken within 10 working days of the date of the FC1 written papers. The practical examination is internally assessed by the course provider and externally moderated by NEBOSH.

Accreditation – NEBOSH

Duration – 10 days (+2 days for exams & practical)

Validation – NEBOSH qualifications do not expire, you are not required to retake any units or sit a refresher course.

Entry requirements – no formal requirements, however the delegate must be proficient in English (written & oral).

Additional information –

Course objectives, by the end of the course successful candidates will be able to:

– understand the legal framework relating to fire and health & safety

– appreciate the purpose and procedures of investigating fires in the workplace

– outline the principles behind ignition and the spread of fire and explosion in a work premises

– identify the causes of fire and explosion, outline the appropriate control measures to minimise fire risks

– advise on the means of fire protection and prevention of fire spread within buildings

– advise on the development and maintenance of a fire evacuation procedure

– use a simple fire risk assessment technique to determine risk levels and assess the adequacy of controls.

Further development / qualifications – other NEBSOH courses General Certificate, Construction Certificate, Conversion course