Fire Safety Awareness - Level 1

Who is this fire safety training course for?

The Mandatory Training Group’s fire safety awareness eLearning course should be completed by all healthcare and social care staff. This includes unpaid and voluntary staff working in NHS and private hospitals, locum doctors, locum allied health professionals, agency nurses and healthcare assistants. This online fire safety training course is also relevant for health and social care support workers, including charities, nursing and residential home staff

This online fire safety awareness training course covers the main points relating to fire safety legislation and general workplace safety. It has additional online learning resources that provide more details for learners to refer to during the course and in practice.

Course aims and objectives

  • To inform learners about the typical fire hazards within work environments
  • To provide an clear understanding on the legislation regarding fire safety awareness
  • Be able to apply these principles in practice to keep yourself and others safe
  • To provide essential fire safety training resources in an engaging and meaningful way
  • To provide a FREE blended learning environment that is available to all individuals and businesses

What is covered in this online course?

  • An introduction to fire safety
  • Why fire safety awareness is important for all employees
  • An understanding of what fire is and its key elements (the 'fire triangle')
  • Common workplace fire hazards including:
    • Smoking hazards
    • Flammable liquids, gases and chemical hazards
    • Medical oxygen hazards
    • Electrical equipment hazards
    • Hazards relating to clutter within the work environment
    • Hazards relating to escape routes
    • Arson
  • Fire risk assessment in the workplace
  • Significant findings relating to fire risk assessments
  • Protective measures to minimise the risk of fires in the workplace
  • An understanding of fire extinguishers
  • Actions to take on discovering a fire
  • Actions to take on hearing the fire alarm
  • Key things to remember about fire safety

Assessment and certification

At the end of this fire safety awareness training course, learners will be required to complete an online assessment. On successful completion of the knowledge test (80% pass mark), learners will be able to download a FREE CPD certificate that is valid for one year.

Course accreditation

The content of this online fire safety training course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines..

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