Fire safety

Online course

£15.00 + VAT

An International Workplace course covering the key requirements of the UK’s Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and the ILO’s Fire safety action checklist

The dangers of fire are apparent to all, but with the potential for fire hazards to be all the more common in the workplace, we must be aware of what dangers may exist for ourselves, our colleagues and our working environment.

This online course explores the safety features that organisations should have in place to prevent and control fire and, in the event of a fire, the actions that should be taken to assist in swift and safe evacuation.

Fire safety is a 30 to 40 minute introductory level eLearning course designed to introduce people to the related dangers, controls and personal responsibilities they must be aware of to help contribute to a safer working environment for themselves and their coworkers and covers the requirements of the UK Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and principles of fire safety.

Series title: Health and safety induction
Course creation date: 22 June 2016
Course unique reference number: 08553f10-cb3a-4d54-a5a1-73878a30b205
Version number: 1.0
Language: English
Country/Region: UK
Format: HTML 5
Interoperability: SCORM 1.2 compatible
Browser compatibility: multi-browser supported
Hardware compatibility: responsive, works on smartphones, tablets, laptops and PCs

At the end of the course delegates will have an awareness of:

  • Their responsibilities under fire legislation, including the definition of the Responsible Person
  • The reasons for a fire risk assessment, and the principles of carrying one out
  • The potential causes of fire, and how to prevent a fire from occurring
  • Common workplace features provided for fire safety
  • Common control measures to prevent the start and spread of fire in a workplace
  • The actions to take in the event of a fire

Licensing options

Single user licence

Book now and start studying online in minutes through the International Workplace Learning System. Order online and save 10%.
  • Instant access, 30-40 mins study time.
  • Study when you like, where you like, through our online International Workplace Academy.
  • Gain a certificate on successful completion of the course.

Multi-user licence

Businesses can save money with discounted rates for multiple learners, or buy access to this course as part of a subscription to the Health and safety induction series.

For smooth eLearning delivery with real-time tracking and powerful reporting, you can run this course on SELMA, our cloud-based learning platform, for an unlimited number of learners. 

If you already have your own learning management system (LMS), this course is SCORM 1.2 conformant so you can plug and play this and all our other eLearning course into your existing system with no problems.

Next steps

Book online now, or to arrange a demonstration, call us on +44 (0)333 210 1995 or email our course advisors.


On successful completion of this course, delegates will receive an International Workplace certificate

Entry requirements

This course has no formal entry requirements.

Unit 1: Course Introduction

  • Aims and learning outcomes

Unit 2: Fire – everyone’s responsibility

  • How commonly do fires occur?
  • Exploring real life examples of fires
  • Recognising your duties under the law
  • The Regulatory Reform Order 2005
  • Defining the ‘Responsible Person’
  • What is a fire risk assessment?
  • How is an assessment conducted?

Unit 3: How to prevent fire

  • Identifying the principle causes of fire in the workplace
  • Recognising fire hazards
  • Identifying workplace safety features
  • Means of raising the fire alarm
  • The role of a fire marshal

Unit 4: What to do in the event of a workplace fire

  • Understanding the importance of local safety measures
  • How fire spreads and methods to stop it
  • Understanding compartmentalisation
  • Procedures to follow when discovering a fire
  • Identifying firefighting equipment

Unit 5: Course assessment

  • Ten question multiple-choice online assessment
  • SCORM conformant.
  • Compatible with Internet Explorer 9 and above, Chrome and Safari web browsers.
  • Responsive design suitable for desktop PCs, laptops and iPads