Highfield Level 2 International Award in Fire Safety
Learners gaining this qualification will know that fire safety is the responsibility of everyone in the workplace and will recognize the consequences of a fire in any premises.
• Explain how fires are caused in the workplace, describe the components of the fire triangle identify the hazards during or after a fire, including during or after a fire, including the products of combustion
• Describe the components of the fire triangle
• Identify the hazards during or after a fire, including the products of combustion
• Describe the characteristics of fire and smoke spread
• State the different methods used to identify and control fire hazards
• Define the term “means of escape” in relation to fire hazards
• Describe methods of fire detection and raising the alarm
• Describe the principle of how fires are extinguished
• Describe how portable fire fighting equipment should be used safely
• Identify common fixed fire fighting systems and where they might be used.
• Outline the duties of employers and employees with respect to fire safety in the workplace.
• Outline how to undertake a simple fire safety inspection in the workplace
• Describe the stages involved in a fire risk assessment.
• State the role and function of fire wardens in their workplace:
✓ On a day-to-day basis
✓ During an emergency
✓ If they are not in their designated areas of responsibility when the alarm is raised.
• Outline the content of a fire safety briefing.