HABC Level 1 Award in Fire Safety Awareness

HABC Level 2 Award in Fire Safety

HABC Level 2 Award in the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (QCF)

HABC Level 1 Award in Fire Safety Awareness

Introduction

																		The Level 1 Award in Fire Safety Awareness is a qualification aimed at all staff, particularly new starters in any workplace, where a basic understanding of fire safety is required.

																	

Program Objectives


																		Learners gaining this qualification will know that fire safety is the responsibility of everyone in the workplace with recognition of the contribution they may have to prevent the starting and spread of fires
																	

Program Contents

																		1. Understand basic fire safety and what to do in the event of an emergency
1.1 State the main causes of fires in the workplace.
1.2 Outline the main costs of fires in the workplace for employers, employees and society.
1.3 State their own duties and responsibilities in relation to fire safety at work.
1.4 State the duties and responsibilities of fire wardens and other people who may be required to take action as part of fire risk controls or during an emergency.
1.5 Describe the action to be taken in the event of a fire in the workplace, including methods of raising the alarm and contacting the emergency services.

2. Understand the principles of fire risk control
2.1 List the key elements for effective fire risk management in the workplace.
2.2 Outline how the components of the fire triangle can be used to control fire risks.
2.3 List active and passive fire risk control measures.
2.4 Outline fire prevention measures that can be taken to minimise fire risks. 

3. Understand the basics of practical fire safety
3.1 State the safe operating parameters for the use of portable fire-fighting equipment.
3.2 Outline simple checks for ensuring that fire safety equipment is serviceable and safe to use.

																	

Assessment and Certification

																		To achieve the qualification, learners must successfully complete:
This qualification is made up of 1 mandatory unit, the details of which are included at the end of this document.
Learners must successfully complete the assessment for the unit to achieve the qualification.

																	

Target Audience

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

Course Dates

HABC Level 2 Award in Fire Safety

Introduction

																		The Level 2 Award in Fire Safety is a qualification 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.
Learners gaining this qualification will know that fire safety is the responsibility of everyone in the
workplace and will recognise the consequences of a fire in any premises. 

																	

Program Objectives


																		Learners gaining this qualification will know that fire safety is the responsibility of everyone in the workplace and will recognise the consequences of fire in any premises.

																	

Program Contents

																		1. Understand the hazards and risks associated with fire in the workplace
a.	Explain how fires are caused in the workplace
b.	Describe the components of the fire triangle.
c.	Identify the hazards during or after a fire, including the products of combustion.
d.	Describe the characteristics of fire and smoke spread.

2. Understand how fire risk is controlled in the workplace
a.	State the different methods used to identify and control fire hazards.
b.	Define the term ‘means of escape’ in relation to fire hazards.
c.	Outline typical components for means of escape from fire hazards.
d.	Describe methods of fire detection and raising the alarm.
e.	Describe the principle of how fires are extinguished.
f.	Describe how portable fire-fighting equipment should be used safely.
g.	Identify common fixed fire-fighting systems and where they might be used.

3. Understand the principles and practice of fire safety management at work
a.	Outline the duties of employers and employees with respect to fire safety in the workplace.
b.	Outline how to undertake a simple fire safety inspection in the workplace.
c.	Describe the stages involved in a fire risk assessment.

4. Understand the role of the nominated fire warden
a.	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.
b.	Outline the content of a fire safety briefing.
The course include practical demonstration of fire evacuation and Fire drill

																	

Assessment and Certification

																		Learners must successfully complete the assessment for the unit to achieve the qualification.
																	

Target Audience

																		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.
																	

Course Dates

20 June 2019

HABC Level 2 Award in Fire Safety

Details and Registeration

HABC Level 2 Award in the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (QCF)

Introduction

																		Hazardous substances and materials may be found in any workplace. These substances can range from those that can cause death or serious injury if inhaled, to those that can cause skin reactions.
The legal requirements that govern hazardous substances are far-reaching and at times complex. 

																	

Program Objectives


																		
It gives learners the knowledge and skills to recognise the risks associated with hazardous substances and how to control them.

																	

Program Contents

																		These include the law relating to hazardous substances in the workplace, how risk assessments contribute to the safe use of hazardous substances in the workplace and the precautions and procedures necessary to ensure that risks associated with hazardous substances are properly controlled.
																	

Assessment and Certification

																		This qualification is assessed through a 15-question multiple-choice examination. The duration of the examination is 30 minutes.
Successful learners must achieve a score of at least 10 out of 15.

																	

Target Audience

																		This qualification is aimed at those learners who work in an environment where coming into contact with hazardous substances is likely. This includes workplaces in areas such as manufacturing, cleaning, healthcare, transport, utilities and office environments.
																	

Course Dates

10 September 2019

HABC Level 2 Award in the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (QCF)

Details and Registeration