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Fire Safety in Education

Anyone who works in an education setting is required by law to partake in fire safety training. This Fire Safety Training for Schools course will assist your school in meeting this requirement by providing employees with the knowledge they need to maintain fire safety measures and follow evacuation protocols.

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About this Fire Safety in Education Training Course

This Education Fire Safety online training teaches learners about the importance of fire safety training in education. This includes legislation and policy creation, the nature of fire including the three triangle elements, what fire hazards can be present in the education environment, what to do in the event of a fire and how to effectively use a fire extinguisher.

Fire safety training in schools is very important as it is vital that fire safety guidelines for schools are met. Anyone who works in a school setting, such as nurseries, primary schools, or secondary schools, should take this Fire Safety for Schools training course. It is appropriate for everyone at a school at any level, whether or not they teach a class.

Duration Duration Dependent on delivery method, this Fire Safety in Education training takes between 1-2 hours to complete and gain your certificate.
Entry & Level Entry & Level There are no barriers to entry on this Education Fire Safety course. This is an awareness course, suitable for all.
Certification Certification On completion of this online Fire Safety training for schools, either download your certificate or access it later online.
Accreditations Accreditations This Fire Safety training in schools is CPD accredited. It meets accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.


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Fire Safety in Education Training Course Outline

The aim of this Education Fire Safety training course is to greater increase your knowledge of fire safety in an education setting and the fire safety guidelines for schools.

The key points covered in this course are:

  • Importance of fire safety training in education 
  • Nature of fire
  • Fire hazards
  • What to do in the event of a fire
  • Fire extinguishers





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Fire Safety in Education Training Course Learning Outcomes

On completion of this Fire Safety in Education online training course, learners should know and understand the following:

  • Importance of fire safety training in education 
    Understand the importance of fire safety training in education including legislation and policy creation
  • Nature of fire
    Learn and understand the nature of fire including the three-triangle element
  • Fire hazards
    Identify what fire hazards can be present in the education environment
  • What to do in the event of a fire
    Learn what to do in the event of a fire and understand your specific emergency procedure
  • Fire extinguisher
    Learn how to effectively use a fire extinguisher

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Frequently Asked Questions

Fire Safety can be a complicated subject, especially for the education sector. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions that we get asked.

Who is responsible for enforcing fire safety legislation and fire safety in the workplace?

The responsibility lies with the people that oversee the establishment. This normally is the headteacher in an education setting.

The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 sets out the key responsibilities to protect their staff, and what information they need to provide staff with. Measures highlighted in this act include:

- Conducting and acting on regular risk assessments
- Appointing competent people to oversee health and safety
- Setting-up emergency procedures
- Providing training to employees necessary for their roles

What is fire safety in schools?

Fire safety is defined as a collection of procedures for preventing or averting the incidence of fires, as well as managing the growth and effects of accidental or purposeful fires while keeping losses to a minimum. The risk of a fire starting is reduced if the fire hazards are identified, and suitable control measures are put in place. Some measures that can be put in place in schools to reduce the risk of a fire breaking out are:

- Conduct fire risk assessments and keep them up to date on a regular basis.
- Make the school grounds a "No Smoking" zone.
- Ensure that all fire doors are closed.
- Ensure that combustible materials are maintained and stored in a safe fashion.
- Dispose of rubbish on a regular basis.
- Check to see if the furniture and fixtures are retardant.

What legislation is in place for fire safety in an education setting?

The main piece of legislation that covers schools is the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. 

The directive mandates that all employers appoint a Responsible Person (RP) to guarantee that the school is prepared to avoid a fire, recognise any potential fire risks, be able to prepare and conduct a fire drill, among other important fire safety procedures.

Specific fire safety duties must be performed by the 'responsible person' or a fire warden acting on their behalf. Conducting a fire risk assessment is one of them. A risk assessment must be available in writing if there are more than five individuals employed.

What can happen if fire regulations aren't adhered to?

Staff, students, and visitors may be injured if proper school fire safety precautions are not implemented. Buildings, as well as your school's reputation, could be severely damaged or destroyed. Education and learning may be harmed, especially if parts of the school must be closed for restorations due to fire and smoke damage.

If a school does not comply, you could be issued with an alterations notice, enforcement notice, prohibition notice or a penalty.

When do you need to look for fire safety risks? A fire risk assessment should be renewed annually, and it should be redone by a professional every 4 years as recommended by The Local Government Association.
How to get a fire safety certificate? The applicant applies for a Fire Safety Certificate to the local Building Control Authority in the County or City in question. Valid applications are date stamped, and the applicant/agent should receive an acknowledgement with the date of receipt.




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Fire Safety in Education Training Delivery Methods

Our online Fire Safety in Education courses are available 24/7, anytime, anywhere. Perfect for staff with busy schedules or difficult shift patterns.

• Study when you want 
• Track staff progress 
• Study anywhere you want on any device 


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Login Once everything has been booked, you will receive login details for you and your staff.
Complete Course Complete the Education Fire Safety course you purchased in the delivery method you chose.
Become Certified Great! Now you're certified and can download the certificates from the portal.

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