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Introduction to Fire Safety

This eLearning course is aimed at all employees where there is a requirement to understand fire safety, roles and responsibilities and the risks associated with fire.



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Course Description

What’s It About?

According to government statistics, there are 15,000 fires in workplaces and places where people gather in England every year. That’s 40 fires a day.

The costs associated with fire are significant, from physical costs, including the destruction of property, loss of income and increased insurance premiums, to immeasurable, profound costs, including loss of life, severe injury and reputational damage.

However, fire is preventable.

This Fire Safety Awareness eLearning course is designed to help employees to understand the risks of fire and the steps that can be taken to mitigate the risk of fire. It will provide the knowledge required to prevent fire and protect people from harm.

This Fire Safety Awareness eLearning course outlines how a fire starts and spreads, through to risk assessments and managing risk, and outlining the legal obligations of different people in the workplace and their roles and responsibilities relating to fire safety.

Who’s It For?

This online Fire Safety Awareness eLearning course is aimed at any employee or manager where there is a requirement to understand fire safety, their roles and responsibilities and the risks associated with fire.

This course can be used as a stand-alone module or included in an induction programme.

What Does It Cover?

  • The fire triangle
  • Causes of fire
  • Hazards associated with fire
  • How fire spreads
  • Fire protection
  • Fire classification
  • Fire extinguishers
  • The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order
  • Fire safety briefings
  • Employees’ responsibilities
  • Fire risk assessment
  • Actions in the event of a fire

How Long Does It Take?

This Fire Safety Awareness eLearning course will typically take 20 – 40 minutes to complete. However, as this Fire Safety Awareness eLearning training is hosted online, candidates can complete one module at a time at a pace to suit them.

Who Is It Accredited By?

The Fire Safety Awareness eLearning course is accredited by Highfield Qualifications, the UK’s leading regulated qualifications provider.

How Does It Work?

Our eLearning programmes are available on multiple platforms such as tablets, PCs, Macs and laptops. All you need is an Internet connection. Candidates log on to the Learner Management System and work their way through the course. Included in the course are scenarios that provide them with real-life context.

Our courses simplify even the most complex subjects through media and content-rich exercises that motivate and engage candidates. The key elements of our eLearning courses are:

  • interactive exercises and gaming
  • media-rich content
  • interactive 3D scenarios
  • content provided by market-leading experts
  • relevant photography and illustrations
  • multi-generational content and style

How’s It Assessed?

This Fire Safety Awareness eLearning course is assessed by multiple-choice questions at the end of the course. Candidates must score 100% to pass.

If the candidate does not achieve 100% the first time, they will be taken back to review the module they have struggled with. They can then retry the multiple-choice questions as many times as necessary to pass the course.

They will receive an electronic copy of your certificate immediately upon completion of the course. This certificate may be printed and used as evidence that you have been trained in food safety and hygiene to the appropriate level.

Please Note

This online Fire Safety Awareness eLearning course alone does not provide a qualification. However, it does meet the UK’s mandatory training requirements for fire safety induction.

If you wish to achieve the recognised Level 1 Award in Fire Safety qualification, you must sit an invigilated examination. This can be achieved by the Quality at Home service – please call us for further details.