The course covers the legal requirements under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (RRO), the range of fire protective and preventative measures required and how to undertake fire risk assessments in most, low risk workplaces. No previous health and safety knowledge is required.
The NEBOSH Fire Certificate is divided into two units (while touching lightly on the NGC1 unit), each of which is assessed separately:
- NGC1Management of Health and Safety (Plan, Do, Check, Act)
- FC1Fire Safety and Risk Management
- FC2Practical Fire Risk Assessment
NGC1 and FC1 are taught units each assessed by one two hour written examination. Each written examination consists of ten ‘short-answer’ questions and one ‘long-answer’ question. All questions are compulsory. Candidate scripts are marked by external examiners appointed by NEBOSH.
Unit FC2 is assessed by one four hour fire risk assessment carried out in the candidate's workplace. The assessment is marked by the accredited course provider and externally moderated by NEBOSH. Candidates will be required to complete the FC2 assessment within 14 days of sitting the examination for units NGC1 and/or FC1.
Written and verbal understanding of the English language
Basic health and safety knowledge, IOSH Managing Safely, NEBOSH General Certificate.
NEBOSH Certificate or NEBOSH Diploma (if you do not already possess these qualifications).