Introduction to fire in buildings

Introductory level one-day course covering a broad range of fire safety systems. The technical content is kept to a minimum. Delegates who do not have a technical background will gain full understanding of the systems presented


  • Anyone with responsibility for fire safety in buildings
  • Anyone who provides service or advice to the Responsible Person/Duty Holder
  • A fire industry professional who would like to broaden their knowledge to include systems outside of their area of expertise


  • Fire legislation – why we have legislation, its development and The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
  • Third Party Certification – the benefits of certification and how to select a competent person
  • Fire – what fire is, how it works and the processes of extinguishing a fire
  • Passive protection – protection from the structure of a building
  • Fire detection and alarms
  • Signs and notices
  • Emergency lighting
  • Documents and records – evidence that you have done all that you can
  • Extinguishing
  • This provides the foundation for many other courses such as Unit 1: Fire Detection Design and Unit 9: Fire Risk Assessment Responsibility and Procedures
  • Fire professionals: Gives you the knowledge to advise your customers on their fire safety needs. It also covers fire safety legislation and Third Party Certification
  • Non-­fire industry professionals: Will broaden your knowledge and provide a basic understanding of fire safety and its place in the bigger picture
  • FIA members – £50 +VAT
  • Non­-members – £150 +VAT

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