Fire Safety in Schools

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In our Fire Safety In Schools course you will learn of the importance of fire safety and that it is a set of practices which, when they work together, are designed to reduce the destruction that is caused by fire and to prevent fires from starting, you will also acknowledge that fire safety laws apply to any place (with the exception of most domestic premises) and require ‘duty holders’ to ensure the safety of the people who use the place in respect of harm that may be caused by fire.

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Course Description

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All about this Fire Safety in Schools course

Our Fire Safety in Schools course is suitable for anyone working in schools.

Throughout this course, you will be introduced to the importance of fire safety in schools and who has the legal responsibility for fire safety within a school setting.

You will also gain a greater knowledge of the legislation, policies and procedures around fire safety in schools and will know what action to take if a fire was to take place.

It is imperative that a setting has a responsible person as they are in charge of ensuring the safety of everyone in the setting, including those who visit it.

You will acknowledge the difference between a responsible person and a fire warden.

The different types of fire extinguisher used will depend on the class of fire that is burning, you will learn the six different classes of fires, as well as the five different types of fire extinguishers.

At the end of this Fire Safety in Schools course you will learn of the importance of fire drills and that it is the law which schools are required to adhere to.

You will learn that the law is in place to ensure safety, as people will not know what to do in case of an emergency if they have not had the opportunity to practice.

In order to complete the course, you must achieve 80% or more in the final multiple choice quiz.

You will earn 3 CPD points on completion of the course, this course will take around 3 hours to complete and the certificate will last for two years.

  • Fully CPD registered
  • Completed online with instant downloadable certificate
  • In depth detail covering the types of fires and the types of fire extinguishers
  • Suitable for fire wardens and the responsible person in a school setting
  • Fully printed certificate posted next day
  • Complete the online multiple choice assessment as many times as you need to pass

Units covered

  • Unit 1 – Introduction to fire safety – This first unit of our Fire Safety in Schools course will explain the importance of fire safety and look into the law surrounding it. The unit will consider the concept of fire safety as a whole before examining its importance in various settings. The unit ends with an overview of various aspects of legislation that are related to fire safety and to whom these will apply.
  • Unit 2 – Carrying out safety measures – In this unit you will explore health and safety signs and various measures which can be taken to increase fire safety. It will also look at the Responsible Person in a school for fire safety and their duties. The unit continues with an examination of the importance of having appropriate fire extinguishers and what the duty of staff is when it comes to fire safety.
  • Unit 3 – Fire hazards – This unit will explain the potential fire hazards that can arise in a school – covering ignition sources, including flammables and combustibles. It will also discuss certain working practices that need to be implemented to avoid creating fire hazards.
  • Unit 4 – Emergency procedures and responsibilities – This final unit of our Fire Safety in Schools course explains the actions which should be taken in the event of a fire starting. It will give knowledge in raising the alarm and evacuating the school, as well as noting how a fire drill should take place and how often, all of which are key elements in making sure that everyone within the school setting remains safe.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about this course and others that we offer. If you still have any questions, simply contact our course advisors on 0800 077 3063 or email

How long does the course take to complete?

This course takes a few hours to complete and you can do this without any restrictions. This means you can buy the course and start at any time. You can also begin your learning, stop and come back to the course to pick up where you left off.

Is this Fire Safety in Schools course accredited?

Yes the course is fully accredited through the CPD Certification Service. They review all of our content to check for quality, depth and that the material is fully up-to-date. Each year our membership with the service is renewed and all courses are thoroughly checked prior to being accredited.

Will I get a certificate when I finish?

Yes, as soon as you finish this course you can immediately download a PDF version of your personalised certificate. We also then send a fully printed copy to you by first class post.

How long does the certificate last?

The certificate after finishing this course lasts for 2 years until expiry which is when we recommend completing the training again. Some industries may require an update to CPD more frequently than this and others may not but, as a standard rule, we recommend completing the Fire Safety in Schools course every 2 years to ensure it is fresh in your mind and you understanding the latest regulations.

What are the benefits of completing this Fire Safety in Schools course online?

By completing this course online you can study in your own time and at your own pace. Having the ability to complete the units at a time to suit you engages your learning much more and enables you to interact and soak up the information easier.

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This course has been checked and assured for quality and accuracy by RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, to ensure it meets their exacting standards and is up-to-date. Formed over 100 years ago, RoSPA are committed to increasing safety measures and reducing accidents throughout numerous industries as well as campaigning for better standards in health and safety worldwide.

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Fire Safety In Schools
Fire Safety in Schools
£15 + VAT