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Level 1 Award in the Principles of Fire Safety

Highfield Awarding Organisation - Level 1

This course is an initial introduction to Fire Safety in the Workplace, which is essential to creating a culture of safety for all.

Who should complete the course?

This qualification is aimed at staff, particularly new starters, in any workplace where a basic understanding of fire safety is required.


Delegates gaining this qualification will know that fire safety is the responsibility of everyone in the workplace and will recognise the contribution they have in preventing the starting and spread of fires.


By the end of the course, delegates will have the skills to:

  • Know the hazards and risks associated with fire in the workplace
  • List how fire risk is controlled in the workplace
  • Understand how fire risk is controlled in the workplace
Course Content

Course Content

  • Components of the fire triangle – ignition, fuel, oxygen
  • How elements start/reduce/stop a fire, causes of fire
  • Main causes of fires in the workplace – arson, electrical faults, smoking materials
  • Reduce the likelihood of a fire- fire risk assessment,
  • Daily checks


5 hours


Observation, participation and a 15-question multiple-choice paper.

What next?

Delegates successfully completing this course can progress on to the Highfield Level 2 Award in the Principles of Fire Safety (RQF).

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