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.
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.