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Training Course:

Fire Safety Awareness – FAA Level 1 (Level 4 Scotland) – 1/2 day

Course Introduction

This course is designed for all employees as an introduction to basic fire safety awareness and is an excellent ingredient in the induction programme of new employees. The qualification also provides a foundation to those employees who want to develop their fire safety awareness.

The effects of fire are potentially devastating in the workplace in terms of lives lost, injuries, damage to property and the environment, and to business continuity. It is believed that most fires are preventable. The importance of fire safety in the workplace is underpinned by health and safety legislation that places a duty on employers to establish policies and procedures and ensure their employees receive appropriate training.


The minimum classroom contact time of 4 hours must be delivered over a minimum of half a day. The course can be spread over a maximum of 2 weeks, ensuring that each session is a minimum of two hours.


The qualification does not have an expiry date but refresher training and keeping up to date with changes to policies, procedures and new legislation through ongoing CPD is vital.

The qualification is assessed by a written assessment. A learner must successfully pass the written assessment to achieve the qualification. Successful candidates will be awarded a national level 1 qualification (Level 4 in Scotland).

A maximum of 16 students are allowed and must be a minimum of 14 years of age and a certificate can be offered to all, subject to assessment.

A student cannot assume a responsibility in the workplace until they reach the age of 16, and then it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that the student is suitable for that role.


A range of subjects are covered including:

The common causes of fire
The behaviour of fire
Legislation (brief) and responsibilities
Fire prevention
What to do if a fire breaks out
How to use fire extinguishers
Emergency evacuation procedures

If you are interested and would like more information, or would like to book a place or places, please enquire now.

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