This fire risk assessment online course walks you through the steps necessary to conduct a workplace fire risk assessment. Anyone who is responsible for a building or premises has a duty to identify the fire safety risks and hazards present and take appropriate action. A suitably competent person must be appointed to undertake this task.
A fire risk assessment is a careful examination of your premises and those that use them. A fire risk assessment evaluates the potential risks, examines the fire prevention measures in place, and then finds ways to improve these measures to prevent the loss of property and life.
All those who undertake fire risk assessment must have suitable knowledge, experience, and training to complete this task properly.
Over the five-year period ending in 2019/20, there were approximately 15,368 fires per year in non-domestic premises in England alone, according to the UK government. These fires result in damage to property, impact operations, and may also cause injury or death.
In addition to the moral and financial reasons to conduct fire risk assessments, it is also a legal requirement. Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires any person who has control over premises to take reasonable steps to reduce the risk of fire. This includes ensuring anyone that may be in the premises can safely escape in the event of a fire.
This means that fire risk assessments must be conducted, under the relevant fire risk assessment regulations.
As the responsible person, you must carry out and regularly review a fire risk assessment of the premises. This will identify what you need to do to prevent fire and keep people safe.
According to the law, the responsible person must conduct and regularly review a fire risk assessment of the premises. The purpose of this risk assessment is to identify what must be done to prevent fire and ensure safety during the event of a fire.
Responsible persons must:
- Undertake a risk assessment to identify fire hazards and risks
- Take into consideration any vulnerable person(s) – those that are of increased risk
- Eliminate or reduce the fire risk as far as reasonably practicable
- Provide general fire prevention measures and precautions to manage any residual risk
- Take measures to ensure proper and safe storage of any flammable or explosive materials
- Have in place emergency plans
- Review the results of the fire risk assessment and controls as needed
A fire risk assessment is a thorough examination of the premises and activities conducted on-site to identify any possible fire hazards. The assessment should evaluate the likelihood of a fire and potential harm caused by a fire.
The steps of a fire risk assessment are to:
- Identify any potential fire or explosion hazards
- Determine who is at risk
- Put in place control measures to lower that risk to an acceptable level
- Record the results of the risk assessment
- Regularly review the risk assessment as needed
The main objectives of this programme are to make learners aware of potential fire hazards and how to spot them, as well as any individuals at risk. It provides an understanding of how to implement the hierarchy of controls to reduce risk as far as reasonably practicable.
The fire risk assessment online course requires:
- No prior subject knowledge
- No course certification requirement
Details of this online training include:
Participants will learn about the following aspects of this training programme:
- Spotting the fire hazards
- Risk control and risk control measures
- Conducting risk assessment
- Safety precautions from hazardous substances
- The legal principles underpinning health & safety
This online training course is intended for any manager or supervisor working in an organisation or a workplace who is legally responsible to protect their workers from any kind of fire hazards or incidents.
On successfully taking the course, the delegates will be able to:
- Learn the essentials of fire and explosion risk assessment
- Identify and spot hazards at the workplace and learn about the potential sources of ignition & occasional situations that may cause fires
- Understand the fire risk controls & risk control measures
- Carry out a competent risk assessment to control any fire hazard
Choosing Human Focus for this e-learning programme provides the following benefits:
- IIRSM-approved certificate
- Fully compliant with health and safety regulations
- Short and interactive course content to retain learner’s attention
- High-quality video and animation content
- A short quiz at the end of each section that helps trainees pass the end test
Course Format: Fully online that learners can take on any Android or IOS device
Course Duration: 7+ minutes
- IIRSM-approved certification on passing the training programme
- Highly engaging video content
- End of course test
The trainees will receive IIRSM-approved certification on passing the assessment test successfully.
According to the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, it is suggested that the responsible person undertake a fire risk assessment yearly or when there is a noteworthy change in the environment. The frequency will be based on the type of premises, the activities undertaken there, and the level of risk.
Risk assessments should also be relevant to the premises’ type. For instance, an office fire risk assessment would not be effective in an industrial setting.
A fire risk assessment lasts for almost a year, but there is a time when you need to review your risk assessment sooner. These risk assessment reviews include:
- Annual reviews
- Changes in legislation
- Significant changes in the tasks
- Problems arising or accidents occurring at work
Businesses should review their risk assessments and risk management practices once every three years or anytime there is an essential change in the workplace.
Times when a fire risk assessment should be reviewed, including when there are:
- Legislative changes
- Changes to the activities on site
- Changes to the structure or layout of the building
- When new issues have been identified
- When accidents or near-misses occur