Fire Safety (CSTF)

Skills for Health
Delivery Method: eLearning

Statutory training on the nature and causes of fire in healthcare facilities, with instruction in fire prevention, signage and equipment, and what to do when a fire starts


A standardised, endorsed, national core curriculum means cost effective training with minimised retraining as people move between organisations. Fire Safety Legislation places fire safety responsibilities on employers and employees. Everyone has a responsibility to ensure they have regard for the safety of themselves and their colleagues, patients, and visitors. Continued diligence is required to ensure everyone knows what to do to prevent fires and if a fire does break out.

Course content
  • The causes and prevention of fire
  • Fire related signs
  • Safety equipment
  • What to do if fire breaks out

The course is not intended to replace the fire safety training delivered by a competent person.

Primary care version available

Skills for Health have now developed a Primary care version of this course with learning scenarios and assessments adapted to the needs of GPs and other primary care organisations. If you wish to order the primary care version, please request this in the order notes.

Learning objectives
  • Understanding the nature of fire and why fires start
  • What measures to take to prevent fires from starting
  • How to identify fire-related equipment and signs
  • Knowing how to act in the event of fire in the workplace
Who is the course for?

This course is aimed at all healthcare professionals as part of statutory training requirements.


The modules are followed by a multiple choice assessment designed to test learners’ understanding of the course. Learning progress and test results can be tracked by managers for internal development and learners can keep a certificate of completion for CPD.

Accreditations & Endorsements

Commissioned by the Department of Health (DH) and endorsed by National Association of Hospital Fire Officers (NAHFO) who approved its use to raise awareness and support existing training.The 2020 version of the course was reviewed and updated by: Alastair Robertson, MSc Pgc CiPD, Training Consultant, SME Charles Bloe Training. Helen Harland, Nurse and Specialist Trainer, SME Charles Bloe Training.

Core Skills Framework

This course meets the outcomes for level 1 of the Core Skills Training Framework.


1 hour 25 mins approx.


Click 'book now' below then follow the checkout process. On receipt of your order, the e-learning team will be in touch to arrange access, please allow 24 hours. Learners can access and re-visit the course for a year.

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