CPD – Fire Safety and Risk Management

About Course

This comprehensive course in “Fire Safety and Risk Management” is specifically tailored for managers, supervisors, employee representatives, and other key personnel involved in safety management. The course aims to provide these professionals with the essential knowledge needed to effectively manage and uphold fire safety standards within their organizations.

Participants will learn to actively contribute to the conduct and periodic review of fire risk assessments, as well as the design and implementation of preventive and protective measures appropriate for most low-risk environments. This instruction aligns with the latest International and European standards for best practices in fire safety.

This course is an invaluable resource for those seeking to enhance their expertise in fire safety and risk management, ensuring safer workplaces in accordance with global standards.

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What Will You Learn?

  • Outline the moral, social and economic benefits of good management of fire safety
  • Outline the key features of a fire safety policy
  • Outline the main sources of external fire safety information and the principles of their application
  • Explain the purpose of, and the procedures for, investigating fires in the workplace
  • Explain the requirements for recording and reporting fire related incidents.
  • Explain the principles of the combustion process in relation to fire safety
  • Explain the principles and conditions for the ignition of solids, liquids and gases
  • Identify the classification of fires
  • Describe the principles of fire growth and fire spread
  • Outline the principles of explosion and explosive combustion.
  • Explain the causes of fires and explosions in typical work activities
  • Outline appropriate control measures to minimise fire and explosion risks.
  • Outline the means of fire protection and prevention of fire and smoke spread within buildings in relation to building construction and design
  • Explain the requirements of a means of escape
  • Outline the methods and systems available to give early warning in case of fire, both for life safety and property protection
  • Outline the selection procedures for basic fire extinguishing methods for both life risk and process risk
  • Explain the requirements for ensuring access for the fire service is provided and maintained
  • Outline steps to minimise the environmental impact of fire and fire-fighting operations.
  • Explain the purpose and requirements of a fire emergency plan
  • Describe the development and maintenance of a fire evacuation procedure
  • Outline the perception and behaviour of people in the event of a fire
  • Outline appropriate training requirements.
  • Explain the aims and objectives of fire safety risk assessments
  • Outline the principles and practice of fire safety risk assessments including principles of prevention.
  • Outline matters to be considered in a risk assessment of dangerous substances
  • Outline measures to be taken to control risk in respect of dangerous substances.

Course Content

Fire Safety and Risk Management

  • M0: Course Introduction
  • M1: Managing Fire Safety
  • M2: Principles of Fire and Explosion
  • M3: Causes and Prevention of Fire and Explosions
  • M4: Fire Protection in Buildings
  • M5: Safety of People in the Event of Fire
  • M6: Fire Safety Risk Assessment

Fire Safety and Risk Management – Final Exam

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