How to Carry Out a Fire Risk Assessment

How to Carry Out a Fire Risk Assessment


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Learn how to carry out a fire risk assessment in the workplace, and develop knowledge and understanding of fire safety regulations that can be practically applied in a workplace setting. This course is aimed at those who have already successfully completed the ‘How to Carry Out a Risk Assessment’ module. It provides the essentials of understanding and recognising the need of conducting a fire risk assessment in the workplace.

A basic fire risk assessment comprises of:

  • Identifying any potential risks or fire hazards, such as sources of ignition in the workplace.
  • Identifying who may be at risk of personal injury as a result of a fire breaking out in the workplace.
  • Evaluating and then reducing any identified risks and fire hazards.
  • Recording any relevant findings.
  • Creating an emergency plan and ensuring that all staff members are familiar with and able to follow procedure in the event of a fire being discovered or taking place in the workplace.
  • Continue to systematically review fire protocol and safety procedures, and update elements where appropriate.

Additional considerations include:

  • Identifying fire detection and warning systems such as smoke detectors, and regularly checking them to ensure that they are functioning correctly.
  • Identifying emergency routes and the location of fire exits in the workplace.
  • Checking that there is adequate fire-fighting equipment in the workplace, such as fire extinguishers.
  • Ensuring that an emergency fire evacuation plan is implemented, and that it is practiced so that all staff members are familiar with the procedure.


  • Employees who have previously completed the module, ‘How to Carry Out a Risk Assessment’.
  • Employees who are required to provide input into the risk assessment process with specific regard to fire risk assessments in their place of work.
  • Anyone looking to acquire new skills and expand their knowledge base.
  • Those looking to embark on a new career path, boost their employment prospects and/or maximise their earning potential.
  • The factors that need to be in place to prevent a fire from starting and those in the event of an actual fire – sources of ignition, fuel and oxygen.
  • Common Sources of ignition found in a workplace environment including lighting, naked flames, electrical equipment etc.

‘How to Carry Out a Fire Risk Assessment’ teaches students to:

  • Understand what a fire risk assessment consists of.
  • Be able to conduct a simple fire risk assessment in their place of work.
  • Identify potential risks in the workplace, and understand how these risks could cause a fire to start.
  • Identify what precautionary and preventative measures should be implemented in order to protect the health and safety of all those working within a business/company/organisation.
  • Be confident and knowledgeable enough to be able to provide constructive input to the fire risk assessment process – this would include being able to suggest what precautionary measures should be implemented and which risk management systems should be put in place.
  • Reduce the risk of fire in their place of work and contribute towards maintaining a healthy and safe working environment for employers and employees alike.


  • Technical support throughout the duration of the course.
  • Flexible online learning solution that can be adapted to accommodate even the busiest of schedules – students learn at a speed and to a schedule that suits them.
  • Cost effective online learning solution that allows students to save on travel expenses, accommodation costs, and any lost earnings as a result of time spent away from work.
  • Allows students to build on their existing knowledge base and equips them with practical skills that they can effectively apply in their place of work.
  • All students who successfully complete the course receive a course completion certificate.


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