NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management
Program code: NEBOSHIFR
The International Fire Certificate has been designed for managers, supervisors, employee representatives and others to provide an appropriate breadth of underpinning knowledge for non-specialists in fire safety to enable them to discharge more effectively their organisational duties or functions with respect to workplace fire safety. It also aims to equip holders to contribute to the conduct and review of fire risk assessments and preventative and protective measures within most low risk workplaces, in accordance with International and European best practice conventions. The International Fire Certificate is modelled on the NEBOSH National Fire Certificate. The key difference between the two qualifications is in the applicability of legal requirements. Rather than be guided by a specific UK framework, the International Fire Certificate takes a risk management approach based on best practice and international standards, such as International Labour Organisation (ILO) codes of practice. Local laws and cultural factors form part of the study programme where relevant and appropriate.
- Knowledge – Even in low-risk workplaces, protecting people and property from fire takes specialist know-how. The NEBOSH International Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management gives you this knowledge. - Enjoyment – You’ll enjoy taking the NEBOSH International Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management. You’ll discover skills and techniques that are useful and practical, not just theoretical. - Achievement – The NEBOSH name is a mark of excellence in safety. People from all parts of the world are proud to have achieved our qualifications. - Recognition – When it comes to safety in the workplace, NEBOSH qualifications are what employers seek and are held in high esteem everywhere. Holders of the International Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management are entitled to Associate Membership (AIOSH) of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). The qualification also meets the academic requirements for Technical Membership (Tech IOSH) of IOSH. - Career development – Gaining specialist knowledge of fire safety will give you an extra skill that could help bring success and advancement to your career.
Principles of fire and explosion, causes and prevention of fires, fire protection in buildings and ensuring the safety of people in the event of fire. Crucially, the practical element of the course also ensures that participants can carry out, unaided, a fire risk assessment and prepare a recommendations report for management. Further details, including a syllabus summary, can be found on our website.
Assessment and Certification
Candidates are assessed with written examinations for each of the two taught units and a practical fire risk assessment. A unit certificate is issued denoting successful achievement of each unit. A certificate parchment is issued on completion of the two units and the practical fire risk assessment.
People throughout the world with fire safety responsibilities at work, particularly those tasked with carrying out fire risk assessments and preventing loss of life and property.