The UK imposes several fire-related regulatory requirements on property owners and company managers. If you are responsible for a specific commercial venue, whether that’s an office or warehouse, you’ll be required to uphold a number of requirements.
Similarly, if you own a property and rent it out to tenants, you must comply with the UK’s guidance for landlords, especially if you manage an HMO.
With this in mind, there is a renewed call for professionals in fire risk assessment. This includes individuals who have been designated as the ‘Responsible Person’ for a particular workplace, as well as officers/advisors who work for organisations that offer fire risk assessment services.
We explore what’s needed for someone to take on this role, in relation to having the correct training to carry out legal and comprehensive fire risk assessments in commercial and residential spaces.
The NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management is designed for people who have fire safety responsibilities at work. It is designed to follow the UK’s stringent fire safety laws and policies and will provide anyone who takes it with the knowledge needed to carry out an effective fire risk assessment.
It also offers participants with relevant experience and advice on integrating good fire safety practices in the workplace.
Holders of this qualification can help their organisation, or other organisations, meet fire safety responsibilities. Ideally, this will lead to a safer environment for employees and visitors to premises, as well as safer living environments in the case of residential properties.
The NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management is based on extensive research with health and safety professionals, employers, professional bodies and regulators to ensure that it remains relevant and practical. In short, it is the go-to accreditation for anyone in this field.
Core Course Components
- Theoretical fire risk analysis
- Fire safety risk assessment procedures
- Managing health and safety
- Managing fire safety
- Principles of fire and explosion
- Causes and prevention of fires and explosions
- Fire protection in buildings
- Safety of people in the event of fire
Who Can Take the Course?
The NEBOSH Fire Certificate is an essential qualification for anyone with fire safety responsibilities at work. There are no entry requirements for this qualification. As long as someone has sufficient speaking, listening and writing abilities in English, they can enroll on the course.
Organisations with employees who have taken the NEBOSH Fire Safety and Risk Management training course can enjoy a safer environment for staff as well as visitors. Many different types of individuals are put forward by their organisations, including HR managers, leadership staff and operational managers.
Also, the NEBOSH Fire Certificate is a transferable skill that is sought-after by employers, and gaining this qualification can boost an individual’s career prospects. Holders of the NEBOSH Fire Certificate can also apply for technical membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (Tech IOSH) and some even progress to the NEBOSH National Diploma (Grad IOSH) and from there to chartered status (CMIOSH).
How to Study NEBOSH
Those who want to take the NEBOSH qualification can register with a NEBOSH accredited Learning Partner and undertake the relevant learning before taking an official assessment and gaining the qualification. There are many learning partners in the UK and each one is prepared to deliver the same level of quality education and training.
Investing in NEBOSH Training with TTS
NEBOSH qualifications can play an important part in ensuring good health and safety provision are followed in the workplace. You can easily find further information about taking a Fire Safety course with a registered partner through Total Training Solutions by getting in touch. We coordinate NEBOSH training in Newcastle and other parts of the UK, together with registered partners.