HABC Approved Fire Safety Qualifications
General fire safety in England and Wales is maintained through compliance with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. The legislation implements a risk-based approach to fire safety in community, industrial and business premises. It requires the responsible person (usually the employer, owner or occupier) to carry out a fire safety risk assessment, implement appropriate fire precautionary and protection measures and to maintain a fire management plan. All members of staff have a role to play in fire safety and the fire safety qualifications support these various roles.
All individuals involved with fire safety must receive all the required information and training to deal with fire safety issues. HABC are pleased to be able to offer Level 1 and Level 2 Fire Safety qualifications on the QCF (Qualifications Credit Framework). The provision of these Fire Safety qualifications will assist organisations meet their legal obligations as well as provide a much safer working environment for all of their employees.
HABC Award Levels
The purpose of each award for candidates is as follows:
Level 1 – ensures that candidates know that fire safety is the responsibility of everyone in the workplace with recognition of their possible contribution to prevent the starting and spread of fires. This qualification is aimed at all staff, particularly new starters, in any workplace, where a basic understanding of fire safety is required.
Level 2 – ensures that candidates know that fire safety is the responsibility of everyone in the workplace and will recognise the consequences of a fire in any premises. This qualification is aimed at anyone involved in the management of fire safety in any workplace. This includes managers, supervisors, team leaders, fire wardens (marshals) and staff working in any area where there is a potential risk of fire.