NEBOSH Fire & Risk Management Certificate - Conversion

  • Who Attends

    The NEBOSH Fire Certificate Conversion training course is suitable for Managers, Supervisors and all those that are taking on the position of a Safety Advisor at a low risk workplace. It must be noted that this is a conversion course for all those that have previously completed the NEBOSH General Certificate, within the past five years.

  • The Aim

    The aim of the NEBOSH Fire Certificate Conversion course is to ensure that delegates are aware of the legal requirements for fire safety and are also aware of their own responsibilities, in terms of carrying out fire risk assessments and identifying fire protective and preventative measures that are needed in low risk workplaces.

  • Course Content

    Unit FC1:

    Managing Fire Safety:

    • Moral, legal and financial consequences of poor management of fire safety.
    • Legal requirements and regulations of fire safety.
    • Key features of fire safety policy.
    • Fire risk assessments.

    Principles of Fire and Explosion:

    • Classification of fires.
    • Principles of explosions and combustion.
    • Conditions for the ignition of solids, liquids and gases.

    Causes and Prevention of Fires:

    • Causes of fires and explosions during work activities.
    • Control measures needed to minimise fire risks.

    Fire Protection in Buildings:

    • Prevention of fires.
    • Requirements for escape.
    • Escape procedures; access for fire services, basic fire extinguishing methods and methods for early warnings in case of fire.

    Safety of People in the Event of a Fire:

    • Behaviour of people in the event of a fire.
    • Training requirements.
    • Fire emergency plans.

    Fire Safety Risk Assessment:

    • Measures that are needed in order to minimise the environmental impact of fire.
    • Risk assessment and controlling the risk of dangerous substances.

    Unit FC2:

    • Identifying fire hazards.
    • Identifying people who would be at risk during the event of a fire.
    • Assessing fire safety measures and the risk of a fire occurring, recommending fire safety measures and giving risk assessment • review dates.
    • Understanding the speed that fire and smoke can spread through the workplace.

  • Knowledge
  • Methods

    A high proportion of case studies, recognisable scenarios and discussion will be supplemented with practical work and classroom based tutorials.

    Candidates are assessed by a two hour written examination for Unit FC1 and a four hour risk assessment, which must be carried out at the delegate's workplace, for Unit FC2. It must be noted that the practical risk assessment must be taken within 14 days of sitting the examination for FC1.

  • Additional Info

    To be awarded the NEBOSH Fire Certificate, delegates must attend every module and successfully complete both elements of the NEBOSH examination.

    The NEBOSH Fire Certificate is recognised by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), as it meets all requirements for Technician Membership of IOSH (Tech IOSH) and also has associate membership with the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM).

    The NEBOSH Fire Certificate has been accredited by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) at a Level 3, in accordance with the National Qualification Framework (NQF); this is comparable to the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland and the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales. This is also the equivalent to Level 6 in the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF), accredited by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA). 

    Delegates should inform their trainer if they have any serious health issues, physical problems, special considerations or are taking any medication, which may create difficulties in undertaking elements of this training course.

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