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Fire risk assessment


Whether you are a small or large organisation, fire and its consequences pose a serious and significant risk to your business. The message from the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (RRO) and the fire authority is clear – the management of fire safety falls to the responsible person (e.g. an employer, a manager, a landlord or tenant, a charity or voluntary organisation). 

Under the RRO the responsible person must ensure that a ‘suitable and sufficient’ fire risk assessment for each of its premises has been carried out by a competent person. This training course is designed for those who are responsible for the management of fire safety.

Outline and content

  • Principles of fire safety.
  • What fire is and how it spreads.
  • Preventing fires from occurring.
  • Controlling the effects if they start.
  • Means of extinguishing fires.
  • Means of raising the alarm.
  • Emergency procedures and means of escape.
  • Identifying the fire hazard.
  • Evaluating the fire risks.
  • Recording the fire risk assessment.
  • Reviewing the fire risk assessment.

Learning outcomes

This course will help you as an employer to understand your responsibilities for fire safety, and put in place measures to control the risks of fire. You will learn how to incorporate fire risk assessment into your ongoing management procedures.



Course length

1 day.

Up to 12 people.


Assessment of practical elements of the course.


Certificate of attendance.