Auditing Complex Premises

Target audience

Fire risk assessors, fire safety officers and auditors.


To enable delegates to:

  • Confirm measures are in place to protect people from fire
  • Visit complex premises for purpose of fire safety regulation

Core topic areas

  • Risk profiling of occupancy
  • Compartmentation and ventilation
  • Horizontal and vertical means of escape
  • Means of escape in:
    • Offices and shops
    • Factories and warehouses
    • Hotels
    • Atria
    • Residential care premises
    • Shopping complexes
  • External fire spread
  • Access and facilities for the fire service
  • Fire risk assessment and audit planning
  • Fire risk assessment and auditing complex premises

Core reference documents

  • CLG: Fire Safety Risk Assessment Guides
  • Approved Document B
  • BS 9999: Fire Safety in Design, Management and use of Buildings
  • CFOA Fire Safety Guidance Notes and Audit Form
  • Regulators’ Code, CFOA Fire Safety Guidance


Assessment of course work is to NOS.

Qualification and NOS

This course includes the assessment criteria for NOS:

These NOS are from qualifications:

  • Level 4 Certificate in Fire Safety (Fire Auditors): details
  • Level 4 Diploma in Fire Safety (Fire Inspectors): details

For more details see: qualifications

Auditing complex premises

Dates and prices

Duration5 days
2018Mon 2nd Jul → Fri 6th Jul
Mon 29th Oct → Fri 2nd Nov
2019Mon 11th Mar → Fri 15th Mar
Mon 17th Jun → Fri 21st Jun
Mon 4th Nov → Fri 8th Nov
Delegate cost£790 + VAT
LocationYarnfield, Stone, Staffordshire

Costs and details

Prior learning

Delegates must have completed:

Pre-course module

Course include pre-course distance learning module on principles of means of escape.


Sessions will be delivered using PowerPoint, flipchart, interactive group discussion, individual tuition, film and practical exercises.

The course includes a fire risk assessment or audit of a building.

Post course

Delegates must complete workbooks within one month of course completion.

Course includes a post-course workplace fire risk assessment or audit.