HABC Fire Safety
This regulated qualification is aimed at anyone involved in the management of fire safety in any workplace. This includes managers, supervisors, team leaders, fire wardens (marshals) and staff working in any area where there is a potential risk of a fire.
The HABC Level 2 Award in Fire Safety (QCF) has been accredited by the regulators of England and Wales (Of-qual and Welsh Government) and is part of the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). It is supported by Pro-skills, the Sector Skills Council for the process and manufacturing sector.
From October 2006, the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (FSO), came into effect. This requires the responsible person (employer, occupier or owner) to take reasonable steps to reduce the risk from fire and ensure safe escape for both employees and visitors.
This level 2 qualification is aimed at anyone requiring a Fire Warden or a Fire Marshal in the workplace. The qualification covers the latest fire safety regulations and the roles and duties of employees and their responsibilities on Fire Safety. The qualification is designed to meet and comply with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. It covers how fires are started, methods of controlling fire spread, evacuating the building, fire briefings and risk assessing.
Level 2 Award in Fire Safety course is delivered in one day and provides this ‘responsible person’ with knowledge and understanding of the fire risk assessment process and the skills required to undertake a suitable and sufficient fire risk assessment
There are no prerequisites for this qualification. It is advised that learners have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or numeracy or equivalent. This qualification is approved for delivery to the age ranges Pre-16, 16-18 and 19+.
The Level 2 Fire Safety course is aimed at personnel with extra fire responsibilities within the workplace.
An ideal course for managers, supervisors and fire marshals/wardens or those who undertake or assist in fire risk assessments at work
• Understand the hazards and risks associated with fire in the workplace
• Understand how fire risk is controlled in the workplace
• Understand the principles and practice of fire safety management at work
• Understand the role of the nominated fire warden
This qualification is assessed through a 30-question multiple-choice question examination. The duration of the examination is 1 hour. Successful learners must achieve a score of at least 20 out of 30.