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Basic Fire Safety Awareness

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This Basic Fire Safety Awareness course meets The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 regulation in the United Kingdom & recognised internationally.

Approved by CPD, IFE, IIRSM, Gatehouse Awards, Institute of Hospitality & IOSH

A fire safety culture depends on positive attitudes, knowledge, and beliefs about fire prevention. Basic fire awareness training raises awareness of fire dangers and practical steps to minimise risks. Any employee can benefit from this course and better understand how to reduce fire risk in the workplace.

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires employers to provide adequate training in fire awareness for all employees, regardless of the number of employees. This is because awareness is the key to prevention. Our online fire safety training courses aim to assist employees in identifying and reducing workplace fire risk.

The course covers the chemistry of fire, common causes of fire, and basic safety features in buildings. It also introduces fire extinguishers and explains what to do in cases of fire. The Basic Fire Safety Awareness helps employees prevent fires and respond appropriately during a fire by providing a general understanding of essential fire awareness.

This Basic Fire Safety Awareness online course is a cost-effective way for employers to fulfil their legal obligation to provide their employees with the necessary understanding of fire awareness. By completing this course, employees will have the knowledge and skills to help prevent fires and protect themselves and their colleagues in the workplace.


This Basic Fire Safety Awareness online course is approved by: 

 CPD certification service :

The CPD certification service helps organisations to formalise their expertise into a structured and recognised approach in learning. This conforms the course content is alilgned to the universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.


The Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) is a professional organisation devoted to advancing the science and practice of fire safety engineering and fire prevention. The IFE, founded in 1918, is a global organisation with members from over 90 nations that provides a wealth of tools, education, and networking opportunities to fire safety professionals and enthusiasts worldwide.

The primary mission of the IFE is to improve the knowledge and skills of fire safety professionals, resulting in improved fire safety practices and standards. The IFE accomplishes this through various actions, including

  1. Accreditation of Fire Safety Training Providers: The IFE is in charge of establishing fire safety training standards and accrediting training providers who satisfy these standards. This guarantees that professionals receive high-quality training that is industry-specific.

  1. Professional Qualifications: The IFE offers a variety of professional qualifications in fire safety planning and prevention. These credentials are globally recognised and assist pros in demonstrating their expertise and competence.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD): The IFE encourages its members to constantly improve their knowledge and abilities through CPD activities. Conferences, seminars, workshops, and online lessons are examples of these events

Gatehouse Awards Ltd. : 

It is an industry leading Awarding Organisation recognised by Ofqaul. Approval from Gatehouse Awards Ltd. ensures that the course and the qualification is regulated by Ofqual in the UKrecognised by employers, government authorities and universities worldwide. It also suggests that the course content is valid, reliable and consistent, conforming to the highest quality standards. It recognises that the course contains clear and easily understandable delivery instructions and guidance.

Institute of Hospitality:

This is a professional body for managers and aspiring managers working and studying in hospitality, leisure and tourism sectors. The institute helps the managers to become the most demanded manaagers within the industry. This recognition makes this course demanding for accomodation managers, catering managers, chef, conference centre managers, event managers, fast food restaurant managers, hotel managers, public house managers, restaurant managers, retail managers and even for apprentices.


International Institute of Risk and Safety Management(IIRSM)is an independent professional membership organisation for those managing risks of all forms as a part of their job role. The organisation works with representatives from all risk disciplines from compliance, environmental management, health and safety, insurance, quality management and more. They work by championoing risk management through setting standards, providing practical education, training, advice and resources.


IOSH, or the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, is a professional body that accredits health and safety professionals and promotes safety and well-being in the workplace. As an accrediting organisation, IOSH is critical in ensuring that health and safety professionals are trained to the highest standards and adhere to best practices.

IOSH provides a range of certifications and training courses to individuals seeking to become health and safety professionals, as well as to existing professionals seeking to expand their knowledge and skills. IOSH certifications are recognised worldwide and are highly regarded in the field of occupational safety and health.
IOSH’s importance as an accrediting organisation lies in its ability to ensure that health and safety professionals meet certain standards of knowledge, skills, and expertise. This ensures that workplaces are safe and healthy for employees, visitors, and the public.
Regulatory bodies and government agencies also recognise IOSH’s role in promoting workplace safety and well-being. For example, IOSH works closely with the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE), providing advice and guidance to help businesses comply with health and safety regulations.


  • Define common causes of fire and how to reduce risks

  • Understand fire chemistry and its ability to spread through four methods

  • Recognise the dangers of smoke

  • Identify fire safety features and understand their prevention, management, and evacuation roles.

  • Understand the risks to consider when discovering a fire

  • Recognise different types of fire extinguishers and when to use them

This Basic Fire Safety Awareness Course is suitable for:


  • Employees at any level and in any industry or business

  • Individuals who want to learn more about fire safety and prevention in the workplace

  • Employers who want to meet their legal obligations regarding fire safety training for employees

  • Individuals who wish to refresh their knowledge and skills in fire safety awareness

  • Anyone in a non-managerial role, in any industry and any country.

Over six modules, this course will give an overview of Basic Fire Safety Awareness

Module 1:  Chemistry of Fire

This module focuses on the Chemistry of Fire. It explains the fire triangle, fuel types, and stages, providing essential knowledge for preventing and handling workplace fires.

Module 2: Common Causes of Fire

This module covers the Common Causes of Fire, including electrical faults, human error, and combustible materials. This course equips learners with the knowledge to identify and eliminate potential fire hazards in the workplace. It explains how fires start and the necessary component for a fire to take hold. Risks posed by smoke will also be covered in these sections.

Module 3: Basic Safety Features in Buildings

This module explores Basic Safety Features in Buildings, including fire doors, extinguishers, and alarm systems. This course teaches learners how to use these features effectively and how they can contribute to a safe workplace in the event of a fire.

Module 4: Introduction to Fire Extinguishers

This module looks at different types of fire extinguishers and when they are used. Understanding the differences between various fire extinguishers is essential to tackle a blaze. It covers the different types of extinguishers and explains what fires they can be used on.

Module 5: What to do in Cases of Fire?

This module focuses on What to do in Cases of Fire. It covers essential topics like evacuation procedures, fire drills, and first aid, preparing learners to respond quickly and safely to a workplace fire emergency.

Module 6: Final Assessment

This module tests participants’ understanding of the previous modules and assesses their knowledge of fire safety and prevention in the workplace. Completing this module confirms learners’ competence in essential fire safety awareness.



At the end of the course there is a multiple-choice exam. The required pass mark for all modules is 70%. It is essential to achieve the requried pass mark to issue a certificate.

Retake information :

You will be given 3 attempts at each module. If a module is failed on the third attempt,
it will become locked and you need to contact us for the module to be
unlocked again. You are only permitted up to 3 extra attempts per

You can take the exam up to 3 times, and if not successful, should repay the course fee and start again.

Course Duration:

60 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off.

It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).

After successful completion ofthe course the learner will achieve a Certification of Completion from Course Central and Achievement Certificate.
Your can order printed course certificate to be delivered by post.  Once successfully the order is placed you can expect the certificates to arrive within 5-7 working days in UK and Europe. For rest of the world it can take upto 12 working days.


This entirely online course can be accessed from any device with the following system specifications:

    Browser: Up to date web browser
    • Video: Up to date video drivers

    • Memory: 1Gb+ RAM

    • Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)


Try before you buy

You can always check the first module of our course for free

Course FAQ

An approved course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Approved courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification. However, the Certificate of Completion and Transcript for the course showing the awarding body’s logo  confirms that you have the best knowledge and skill for the job role.


There are no prerequisites for this course. However, it is advised have at least Level 1 understanding for a Level 2 course  and  a Level 2 understanding for a Level 3 course. This helps to contextualise the content delivered through the course and ensure effective learning.

Having a minimum literacy, numeracy, English  as the course content in mainly in Enfglish.

A basic understanding of how to use a website through your device to access, attend and complete assessments will benefit the user.


Your course will be assigned to you within 24 hours upon successful completion of your purchase.

CPD is your Continuous Professional Development, an investment you make in yourself. It helps to keep your skills and knowledge up to date to prepare yourself for the greater responsibilities you want. We have a range of CPD courses for you to complete online.

Once you achive 70% pass mark for all modules you’ll be able to see your digital certificate straightaway. We can email you the digital certificate within 24 hours. It is essential to achieve the requried pass mark to issue a certificate.

You can take the exam up to 3 times, and if not successful, should repay the course fee and start again.

We also have option for you to order printed course certificate to be delivered by post to your work or home address.  Once successfully the order is placed you can expect the certificates to arrive within 5-7 working days in UK and Europe. For rest of the world it can take upto 12 working days.

You can always buy this course for your team members. Please let us know about your business training needs. You also gift this course to your family and friends. Just let us know after successful purchase of the course.

This course will aid refresher training. It will give evidence of an understanding for staff induction. It will evidence awareness and improve your knowledge supporting your current skillset.

How this course works?

Step 1: Purchase and payment
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Step 2: Course Access

Upon successful payment, please look for an email from [email protected] for your course access detail. For single-course purchases, you'll have unique access details. When you purchase more courses, they will be added to your account.
If you purchase multiple courses for your team, all the access details will be emailed to the team members.

Step 3: Certificate

Once you complete your course, you'll receive a PDF certificate instantly. However, you can order the printed certificate, and we will send a hard copy of your certificate to your UK postal address. This might take 5-7 working days, although we will try to deliver it as soon as possible.

Please note: if your company pays by invoice, we can only issue certificates after your order has been fully paid.

Step 4: Support

Our friendly Learner support team is happy to help at any stage of your course. Call us on 0203 488 1760 (Mon - Fri: 10 pm - 4 pm | Excluding Bank Holidays) or contact [email protected]. Alternatively, have a look into our support page for useful information and guidance to complete your course.

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