Fire Safety at Work

It is a legal requirement for employers to provide information, instruction and training about fire safety in the workplace (Fire Safety Regulations - The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005).

In this fire safety e-learning course you’ll gain the knowledge and understanding required to ensure you can act safely in the event of a fire as well as being able to apply principles that will help reduce the likelihood of fire occurring in the first place.

This fire safety at work e-learning course provides a clear overview of the important elements of fire safety and gives you all the information to help ensure the safety of employees and customers when fire occurs.

The e-learning course is interactive and engaging with elements of ‘storytelling’ that help make the learning easy and interesting to follow. It’s a fun way of learning the important principles of fire safety.

Watch this video for a quick overview of our Fire Safety at Work course.


Who is it for?

This fire safety e-learning course is essential health safety training. It’s particularly appropriate for people new to an organisation or for use as a refresher for existing employees.

While some professions may be more at risk of fire incidents, the truth is everyone in all types of roles have a role to play in ensuring fire safety practices are a normal part of day to day work. Fire safety is the responsibility of everyone within an organisation.

In order for employees and companies to be protected, we recommend this fire safety e-learning becomes a part of each employee’s induction.

Why study this course?

The reasons to create a safe working environment where fire safety is uppermost in people’s mind are self-evident. This course will help bring the important topic of fire safety to the forefront of your mind. In this course:

  • You’ll learn to appreciate why fire safety is important and how it can be prevented
  • You’ll understand the typical fire risks in the workplace, how it can spread and how fires are extinguished
  • You’ll know what to do when fire occurs, what different signs mean and how to ensure the safety of everyone
  • You’ll have an understanding of fire regulations and the different roles of people during fires
  • You’ll help create a culture of positive fire safety practice in the workplace

Compared to a traditional classroom-based session, you will save a huge sum of money with our e-learning course.

Key facts

Average course duration: 90 minutes. Course content broken down as follows:
  • It’s an online e-learning course
  • Interactive and engaging content
  • Blending text, graphics, images and videos
  • Get downloadable worksheets and factsheets
  • On-going testing as your progress with a final assessment

Price: GBP 10.00

Why study with ICM?

Practical courses - This course is designed to help you in the real business world, giving you practical skills that you can quickly and easily implement in the workplace.

Interactive and engaging - Learning doesn’t have to be boring. This multi-media course is designed to keep you engaged throughout.

Step-by-step learning - This course is broken down into easy to manage bite-size chunks. From start to finish we take you on an enjoyable learning journey.

Certificated courses - Employers recognise hard work and you will be awarded an official ICM certificate upon successful completion of your course.

Course content

  • 1Why fire safety is important

    • understand that the risk from fires at work is still present and safety measures such as this e-learning help to reduce the risk
    • define the ‘responsible person’ as responsible for a fire risk assessment
    • explain that risk assessments are designed to identify fire hazards
  • 2Understanding fire

    • identify the three elements in the fire triangle
    • explain why the fire triangle is important to fire prevention and extinguishing fires
    • describe at least three classes of fire
    • explain how fires spread
  • 3Fire prevention methods

    • describe the main sources of ignition in the workplace
    • explain how risk of fire can be removed or reduced
    • describe how to carry out simple user checks on electrical equipment
  • 4Fire safety measures

    • explain the different types of fire and smoke alarms
    • describe the different firefighting devices and their uses
    • understand the role of fire wardens and marshals
    • explain what a personal emergency evacuation plan is
    • explain why fire assembly points are important
  • 5In the event of a fire

    • explain what to do if there is a fire
    • describe what to do if they were trapped by a fire
    • identify the three things to do if a person’s clothes are on fire