Highfield Level 2 Award in Fire Safety Principles

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The Level 2 Award in Fire Safety Principles allows candidates to develop their basic fire awareness. It is particularly useful for employees who are to have a designated responsibility for workplace fire safety, for example as fire wardens or marshals. It provides the knowledge that will allow them to carry out duties and implement emergency procedures.

Who needs This Qualification?

Employees who hope to develop their basic fire safety awareness in order to undertake more specific roles in the workplace to manage risk (e.g. as fire wardens/marshals/stewards etc.)

Learning Outcomes
This qualification covers the following topics:

  • Causes of fire in the workplace
  • Fire hazards
  • Characteristics of fire and smoke spread
  • Control methods
  • Means of escape
  • Fire detection and raising the alarm
  • Extinguishing fires
  • Fixed fire-fighting systems
  • Legal duties and penalties (including the FSO)
  • Fire risk assessment
  • Fire safety inspections
  • Role of the fire warden
  • Induction briefings

One-day course

None, although basic fire safety awareness to Level 1 standard is recommended.

Multiple-choice examination

Ofqual Accredited


Suggested progression

Highfield Level 3 Award in Fire Safety Risk Assessment and Control (coming soon)

The Highfield Badge.

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