Fire Risk Assessment Online Course

Fire Risk Assessment Online Course

3 Hours3 Hours
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By law, every shop premises and office needs to have suitable fire safety measures in place, before workers or members of the public are allowed to enter. As an owner or employer, it's your responsibility to make sure your building meets safety standards and is up to code.

Find out how to carry out a fire risk assessment and understand the fire safety systems, equipment and procedures that have to be in place before you open your doors.

This online course in fire risk assessment will teach you everything you need to know about fire safety law, so that you can comply with regulations and confidently plan an effective fire evacuation plan. You'll also learn about the standards that buildings must meet in order to minimise the risk of fire breaking out.


By the end of this 3-hour fire risk assessment course, you will:

  • Know what's expected of you under fire safety law in order to get your business premises up to code
  • Understand how to perform a fire risk assessment
  • Identify different classes of fire
  • Explain how different fires start
  • Recognise potential hazards in your building
  • Show how you could put measures in place to control hazards
  • Understand which detection and suppression equipment you need
  • Demonstrate essential evacuation procedures
  • Plan escape routes that meet the right standards
  • Recognise vulnerable people who might need extra fire safety precautions
  • Create personal emergency evacuation plans
  • Understand what you should include in a fire plan
  • Be able to organise a successful fire drill


This online training course covers the following topics:

  • The importance of fire safety
  • Fire safety and the law – how is it enforced?
  • Risk assessments - what they are, who carries them out
  • How to perform an effective risk assessment
  • The hierarchy of control
  • The purpose of daily and weekly assessments
  • Fire prevention - waste management, storage, equipment, machinery, building work, smoking, layout and construction
  • Training in fire prevention
  • Fire detection and warning systems
  • Fire suppression - sprinklers, fire blankets and extinguishers
  • Fire evacuation - strategies and escape routes
  • Fire doors, emergency lighting and fire signs
  • Fire plans - additional safety measures and personal evacuation plans
  • Fire drills


At the end of this course, you will need to take an online exam containing 20 multiple-choice questions. The exam is marked automatically and you’ll find out your results straight away. A pass mark of 85% is required, however, if you are unsuccessful, you can re-take the exam as many times as you need to at no extra charge.

Who is this Course for?

This online fire risk assessment course is for anyone responsible for fire safety in a shop or office space. If it's your job to put safety measures in place plan adequate escape routes and carry out risk assessments, this course covers everything you need to know.

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