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TQUK Level 1 Award in Principles of Fire Safety Awareness (QCF)


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

Those gaining this qualification will know that fire safety is the responsibility of everyone in the workplace with recognition of the contribution they may have in preventing the start and spread of fires.

This level 1 qualification is aimed at anyone who requires a course in fire safety. The qualification is designed to meet and comply with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. It covers regulations, the fire triangle, evacuation, fire equipment, good housekeeping, the law, training requirements, calling the fire service, fire doors, smoke alarms, risk assessing and precautions. We also offer a Level 2 qualification that training for Fire Wardens and Fire Marshals.

This qualification is ideal to give all members of staff basic fire training to increase awareness and cooperation in the event of a fire in the workplace. Awareness will reduce the risk of fires actually breaking out and therefore save lives.

Please be advised that the classroom course has a minimum age requirement of 16.

This course gives learners the opportunity to gain a formally recognised regulated qualification. If you require funding, a regulated qualification is often required. Phone us and we can advise if needed. If you choose our course leading to a regulated qualification, there are additional assessment criteria to be undertaken with an instructor and a small extra certification charge.

Regulated Qualification Details
Course Title: TQUK Level 1 Award in Principles of Fire Safety Awareness (QCF)
QAN: 601/3022/2
Level: 1
Credit Value: 1
TQT: 4
  • Induction training
  • Refresher fire training
  • Any staff member
  • Self employed
  • The Importance of Fire Safety
    • The Law
    • The Problem and How you Get Harmed
  • Causes, Prevention, Training and Alarms
    • The Fire Triangle
    • Sources of Ignition
    • Active and Passive Fire Spread
    • Arson
    • Aerosols
    • Fire Prevention
    • Good House Keeping
    • Training and Staff Awareness
    • Dangers of Smoke
    • Types of Fire Alarm
  • Emergency Equipment and Response Actions
    • Fire Equipment
    • Calling the Fire Service
    • Fire Extinguishers
    • Breakdown of a fire extinguisher
    • Fire Hoses
    • Fire Alarm Systems
    • Evacuating in an Emergency
    • Fire Doors
    • Fire Blankets
    • Fire Warden Kits
    • Appropriate CLothing
    • Smoke Alarms in the Home
    • Fire Proofing the Home
    • Fireworks
    • Risk Assessment and Hazards
    • Formal Risk Assessment

Learning Outcomes 

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.

  • Fire Safety Student Manual V7.0
  • Adult CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Child CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Dechoker Leaflet - for emergency choking treatment
  • Fire Safety Risk Assessment leaflet
  • First Aid at Work Regulations 1981 HSE document
  • Free student first aid program leaflet
  • HSE 5 steps to Risk Assessing link to HSE website
  • HSE guide to PPE
  • HSE guide to safety signs in the workplace
  • Home Emergency Contact Sheet
  • How to use the Dechoker in emergency choking treatment poster
  • Infant CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • LifePoint AED Leaflet - Full feature for just £795 plus VAT
  • Link to our Concussion ad Brain injury course in association with Headway, a head injury charity
  • ProForm 80 ProTrainings Level 1 Fire Safety Awareness Theoretical Assessment (You need to complete one of these for each course and upload it to the class)
  • RIDDOR link to the HSE guide
  • Sign up for free Student First Aid - use code SCH-376-61-571
  • Step by Step Guide to COSHH HSE Guide - Link to HSE website
  • TQUK RegForm 80 Level 1 Award in Fire Safety Awareness (QCF) Theoretical Assessment (open response, not a final test (Each learner to complete this assessment by the end of the course and paperwork uploaded and kept in centre)
  • Visit the First Aid Show free for first aid and medical videos
  • Workplace Accident Book
  • Workplace Emergency Contact Sheet