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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 recognize the consequences of a fire in any premises.


  • Understand the hazards and risks associated with fire in the workplace: Understand how fires are caused in the workplace, describe the components of the fire triangle, Identify the hazards during or after a fire, including the products of combustion, describe the characteristics of fire and smoke spread.

  • Understand how fire risk is controlled in the workplace: The different methods used to identify and control fire hazards, define the term ‘means of escape’ in relation to fire hazards, Outline typical components for means of escape from fire hazards, describe methods of fire detection and raising the alarm, describe the principle of how fires are extinguished, Describe how portable fire-fighting equipment should be used safely, Identify common fixed fire-fighting systems and where they might be used.

  • Understand the principles and practice of fire safety management at work: The duties of employers and employees with respect to fire safety in the workplace and how to undertake a simple fire safety inspection in the workplace, describe the stages involved in a fire risk assessment.

  • Understand the role of the nominated fire warden: 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 and the content of a fire safety briefing.