Auditing Simple Buildings

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 simple premises for purpose of fire safety regulation

Core course topics

  • Identifying occupancy and risk
  • Principles of horizontal and vertical means of escape
  • Means of escape in:
    • Offices and shops
    • Factories and warehouses
    • Hotels
    • Residential care premises
  • Fire risk assessment and audit planning
  • Fire risk assessment or audit of a simple premises

Core reference documents

  • CLG: Fire Safety Risk Assessment Guides
  • Approved Document B
  • CFOA Fire Safety Guidance Notes and Audit Form
  • BIS: Regulators’ Code, CFOA: Enforcers’ Guidance


Assessment of course work to National Occupational Standards (NOS).

Qualification and NOS

This course includes assessment criteria for NOS:

These NOS are from qualification Level 3 Certificate in Fire Safety (Fire Auditors): details

For more details see: qualifications

auditing simple buildings course

Dates and prices

Duration5 days
2018Mon 9th Jul → Fri 13th Jul
Mon 5th Nov → Fri 9th 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: Principles of fire safety course

Pre-course module

Course includes 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.

Course includes an audit of simple premises.

Post course

Delegates must complete workbooks within four weeks of course completion.

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