NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety

Program code: NEBOSHIFR

Course Outline

The NEBOSH International Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management is designed for people throughout the world who have fire safety responsibilities at work. It provides the knowledge and understanding, when combined with relevant experience, to carry out an effective fire risk assessment, as well as embed good practice in the workplace.

Holders of this accredited qualification help their organisation to meet its fire safety responsibilities. It leads to a safer environment for employees and visitors to premises and an improved fire safety culture for employers and building managers.

Fire safety is important. It protects people from injury and loss of life. It protects your property, your assets and your investment. People with the NEBOSH International Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management know how to help their employers avoid the damaging and sometimes catastrophic losses that result from fire.

Our qualifications are developed based on extensive research with health and safety professionals, employers, professional bodies and regulators to ensure that they remain relevant and rigorous as well as achievable and practical.

You will be assessed on your ability to apply your skills and knowledge to a wide range of issues and how to deliver positive change to a real workplace.

Course Objectives

																		On completion of the qualification, your learners will be able to:
 • justify fire safety improvements using moral and financial arguments;
• advise how fires and explosions can occur and the appropriate controls to minimise fire and explosion risks;
• advise their employer on the requirements for the fire protection of premises and workers including the appropriate  training obligations;
• carry out a fire risk assessment in their own workplace – prioritising risks, inspecting the workplace, recognising a range of common fire hazards, evaluating risks (taking account of current controls), recommending further control measures, planning actions.

Course Content

The NEBOSH International Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management covers the following key topics:
•	Managing fire safety
•	Principles of fire and explosion
•	Fuel, oxygen and ignition sources and control measures
•	Fire protection of buildings
•	Safety of people in the event of fire
•	Fire safety risk assessment

The qualification is divided into two units:
•	Unit FSC1: Fire safety Open book examination
•	Unit FSC2: Fire risk assessment

Assessment and Certification

																		This qualification has a two-step assessment process which consists of:

An open book examination: you will be able to complete this at home or in another safe and suitable location where you can concentrate. You will be presented with a scenario that describes a realistic workplace and situation. You will then be asked to carry out a series of tasks using evidence presented in the scenario as well as the underpinning knowledge you have gained through your studies and revision.

You will have 24 hours to complete and submit your paper - though you should be able to complete it in 4-5 hours.

A practical fire risk assessment: the fire risk assessment has been developed around fire risk assessment standards such as the Home Office fire guidance and PAS79-1:2020.

The time needed to complete the fire risk assessment is not restricted. We do, however, recommend that you take around three hours to complete all four parts of the assessment. We feel that the three hours will allow you to show your understanding of the assessment requirements and complete a good quality fire risk assessment. 

Both assessments will be marked by an external examiner appointed by NEBOSH. These examiners are chosen for their experience and expertise to ensure that learners are assessed by the very best from our industry.

Target Audience

Those responsible for fire safety in low to medium risk workplaces
Health and Safety managers
Facilities Managers
Health and safety representatives within businesses.

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Date & Time


8:00-16:00 Exam 8 Jun

Program Duration

28 Hours
5 Days


No Prerequisite


BHD 945.0 Convert to USD