Fire Safety

Fire Facts

Local authority fire and rescue services attended around 495,400 incidents in England during 2014-15.

There were 258 fire fatalities in England.

There were 3,235 non-fatal fire hospital casualties over the same period.

Causes of workplace fires:

  • Arson
  • Smoking
  • Electrical equipment and wiring
  • Portable Heaters
  • Cooking
  • Poor Housekeeping / Accumulated Rubbish
  • Hot Working Practices

QA Level 2 Award in Principles of Fire Safety (QCF)

The QA Level 2 Award in Principles of Fire Safety (QCF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification that has been specially designed for anyone who has a specific responsibility for fire safety in the workplace, such as designated fire wardens or fire marshals.

Who can apply for this course?

Anyone can apply for the course.

Course Modules

Module 1 – Fire Basics.
Module 2 – Controlling the risks.
Module 3 – Fire Safety Management.
Module 4 – Fire Wardens.

During the course, you will use a range of e-learning interactions including questions and quizzes, drag and drop interactions and free text entry activities.

At the end of the course you will:

  • 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


The assessment is a 30-question multiple-choice online examination.

If you are interested in registering for a course, please feel free to contact us on 01709 880 886.