Course Aims

  • Define the common causes of fire and understand how to reduce their risks.
  • Understand the chemistry of fire and its ability to spread through four specified methods.
  • Understand the dangers of Smoke.
  • Identify the fire safety features available and understand their role in fire prevention, management, and evacuation.
  • Recognise the different types of Fire Extinguishers and when to use them.

Inhouse 1/2 Day Fire Awareness

Who Attends

This course is for anyone looking to expand their knowledge on actions to take when a fire occurs and fire safety in the workplace.

Course Content

  • Importance of training
  • Introduction to fire
  • Sources of ignition, fuel and oxygen
  • How does fire spread?
  • How to reduce the risk of a fire?
  • What you have to do
  • Who’s responsible?
  • Fire risk assessments
  • Fire safety & evacuation plans
  • Fire safety equipment
  • Maintenance and testing
  • Fire drills and training
  • Enforcement, appeals and penalties
  • Positive safety culture
  • Fire statistics
  • Regulations and code of practice
  • Fire safety equipment in the workplace
  • Classes of fire
  • What to do when encountering a fire
  • Understanding the dangers of smoke
  • Theory assessment


Provides an understanding of basic fire awareness, including what should be done in the event of a fire.


Teaching Methods
Teaching is conducted using video, audio, slides, graphs and descriptive media. 

Assessment Methods
Multiple choice assessments are carried out at the end of the course to check theoretical understanding.

Qualifications Obtained

Completion Certificates are issued by Sibbald Limited.

Arrange your course with Sibbald

If pre-scheduled dates are not listed on this page, or if the dates published do not fit your requirement, please contact us as arrangements can be made to suit your needs. 

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