Fire Risk Assessing Simple Buildings

Target Audience

Fire risk assessors


To enable delegates to:

  • Confirm measures are in place to protect people from fire in simple buildings
  • 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

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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



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

Course includes a risk assessment of a simple premises.

Post course

Delegates must complete workbooks within four weeks of course completion.