Fire Safety Principles
Health & Safety & First Aid
What is the course about?
This short, auto-marked programme will cover how fires are caused in the workplace, the fire triangle, hazards during or after a fire, and the characteristics of fire and smoke spread.
Why should I choose the course?
You can learn from your own home, in your own time. You will have access to award-winning learning and assessment materials.
What will I learn?
The course will cover:
Section 1: Fire hazards and risks
In this section, you will learn about how fires are caused in the workplace, the fire triangle, hazards during or after a fire and the characteristics of fire and smoke spread.
Section 2: Controlling fire risks
This section will build your knowledge of identifying and controlling fire hazards at work. You will also learn what is meant by the term 'means of escape' in relation to fire hazards and will look at typical components of this. The principles of extinguishing fires will be covered, along with the use of portable firefighting equipment and fixed firefighting systems.
Section 3: Fire safety management
Upon completing this section, you will understand the duties of employers and employees in relation to workplace fire safety, how to undertake a simple fire safety inspection, and the stages of a fire risk assessment.
Section 4: The role of the Fire Warden
In this section, you will work towards an understanding of the role and function of the fire warden and the contents of a fire safety briefing.
What will the course lead on to?
The college offers a wide range of other CPD courses. For further information, please refer to the website or contact our Learner Services Team on 01925 494400.
Are there any links with industry and university?
All modules will be linked to generic business needs as well as personal development needs.
What support is available?
We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if required, as well as a Welfare Team that is on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college.
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Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?
Warrington & Vale Royal College has been rated as a good college in the latest Ofsted inspection. It has an excellent reputation for vocational courses and responds to specific business needs when requested. The tutors at Warrington & Vale Royal College are highly experienced in their fields and have a great deal of industry knowledge to impart. Our distance learning courses are delivered entirely online, allowing you to benefit from expert teaching in the comfort of your own home.
What are the entry requirements?
There are no specific entry requirements, but you should have access to and be able to use online learning platforms and be able to cope with level 2 literacy.
Are there any additional costs associated with the course?
There are no specific extra costs apart from access to IT and the internet, as well as any books/stationery you wish to purchase yourself.
Monday 23 May 2022
08:30 - 17:00
Warrington & Winsford campuses
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