Fire Risk Assessment Foundation Training Course MANCHESTER

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Manchester (City Centre)

Manchester Conference Centre & The Pendulum Hotel

Sackville Street


M1 3BB

United Kingdom

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Introduction To Fire Safety Risk Assessment Foundation Course

3 Day Course

Who is this 3 Day Course For:

Those who have a responsibility for undertaking fire risk assessments,

Reviewing and or Implementing the Significant Findings of a Fire Risk Assessment.

Typically, such persons would be

  • Health and Safety Manager,

  • Health and Safety Advisor,

  • Health Safety and Environmental Advisor,

  • Building Facilities Managers and Facilities Teams,

  • Fire Risk Assessors,

  • Managing Agents,

  • Building Owners,

  • Fire Alarm Engineers,

  • Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.

Why choose us?

  • Our courses encompass the principles of fire safety risk assessment.

  • Delegates will learn how the fire risk assessment process ‘pieces’ together with this course covering all of the necessary basic elements of a fire risk assessment.

  • This course contains an update on building cladding types.

  • This course aligns to the elements of the ‘Fire Risk Assessment Competency Council Framework

Previous course feedback:

John S. JJS. Limited “Excellent knowledge base and very well presented, a great course for aspiring fire risk assessors”.

Grahame H. “Absolutely brilliant… exactly what I required”.

Jayne T. R and R Safety Systems. “Left me wanting more... excellent interaction and practical exercises”

Mark P. MPW Safety Solutions. “Excellent course. Well-structured and presented in a clear and logical way… highly recommended”

Course content:

An Introduction to :

  • ‘Fire Risk Assessment Competency Council Framework’

  • Fire Science

  • The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, (Fire Safety Legislation)

  • Building Construction

  • Fire Compartmentation (Passive and Active Fire Protection)

  • Fire Doors, Final Exit Doors, and Door Security Devices

  • Understanding and Calculating Floor Space Factors, Door Widths and Travel Distances.

  • Means of Escape in the Built Environment.

  • Understanding Escape Times

  • Understanding Human Behaviour in Fire Situations

  • Understanding Evacuation Strategies.

  • Fire Alarm systems and BS 5839

  • Emergency Escape Lighting and BS 5266

  • Emergency Signage

  • Firefighting Equipment

  • Fire Safety Management

  • Understanding Fire Safety Training and the Legal Responsibilities.

  • he Fire Risk Assessment Process.

  • Understanding Fire Risk Assessment Significant Findings (Recommended Actions).

  • Understanding when to Review the Fire Risk Assessment.

  • Risk Reduction and Arson Prevention.

  • Using relevant Fire Safety Guidance Documents (Home Office Guides, Approved D Document ‘B’ and BS 9999 are referred to throughout the course).

The course aligns to the ‘Fire Risk Assessment Competency Council’ (FRACC) framework:

Extract from the FRACC Document: Competency Criteria for Fire Risk Assessors

Fire Risk Assessor Competency

Complex Premises will require a higher level of knowledge, understanding and, preferably experience on the part of the fire risk assessor. For such premises, there will be a need for the specific applied knowledge and skills of an appropriately qualified specialist. In such cases, evidence of specialist training and experience, or membership of a professional body, or certification by a third-party certificated body, need an appropriate knowledge of:

  • The assessment of risk from fire (Appendix A)
  • The applicable Legislation (Appendix B)
  • Appropriate Guidance (Appendix C)
  • Behaviour of fire in premises (Appendix D)
  • Effects of fire on people and behaviour of people in fire situations (Appendix E)
  • Means of escape (Appendix F)
  • Fire Prevention (Appendix G)
  • Fire Protection (Appendix H includes Passive and Active fire protection)
  • Management of Fire Safety (Appendix I)

Learning Outcomes

By the end to the course the delegates will*:

  • Understand how to assess the risk of fire in the built environment

  • Be able to reference the Fire Safety Law for England and Wales

  • Be able to reference appropriate guidance documents

  • Understand the behaviour of fire in the built environment including ignition sources of fire

  • Understand the effects of fire on people and human behaviour in fire situations

  • Understand means of escape

  • Understand fire prevention

  • Understand fire protection (Passive fire compartmentation and Active fire systems)

  • Understand the management of fire safety in the built environment.

*The course also considers how the delegate will manage their expectations regarding the fire risk assessment process.

Instruction methodology

The course uses a delegate workbook (the delegate keeps this for future reference), presentations and exercises which are interactively debriefed during the course.

Throughout the course delegates will complete the workbook exercises relevant to each presentation; on the last day delegates will complete a ‘mock premises’ fire risk assessment exercise (desktop exercise) and undertake a ‘walk round fire safety risk assessment*’ of the training venue.

The course is non-assessable; however, delegates must complete the course and the course workbook to receive their certificate of attendance.

The Trainer

Training is delivered by David; David is formally a Fire and Rescue Service Officer with 27 years’ experience, David was a warranted ‘Fire Safety Inspecting Officer’, Fire and Rescue Service Qualified Fire Investigation Officer.

Since retiring David Prince has delivered Fire Risk Assessment training nationally and has a wide range of experience in delivering such training to all sectors especially to Health and Safety practitioners. David Prince continues to undertake fire risk assessments of a wide range of premises types throughout the UK. David Prince is one of only 73 Nationally Accredited Fire Risk Assessors on the FRACS register and is also listed on the IFSM Register of Fire Risk Assessors (No 151). David Prince also has formal teaching qualifications (Dip Ed) as well as a wide range of ‘Fire and Rescue Service’ fire safety qualifications. As a fire safety practitioner David is aware of current Fire Safety practices.

*For training purposes only.


We are an ‘Institute of Fire Safety Managers’ (IFSM) ‘Accredited Centre’.

An ‘Certificate of Attendance’ Accredited by ‘The Institute of Fire Safety Managers’ (IFSM) is Awarded to each delegate that completes the course.

The course is non-assessable; however, delegates must complete the course and the course workbook to receive their certificate of attendance; the workbook is completed during the course.

Continual Professional Development (CPD): 19 Hours of ‘Formal’ CPD is awarded.

Course duration

3 Days 09.00 Hours to 17:00 Hours, with morning and afternoon breaks and 45 minutes for lunch.

This three-day course includes a light lunch, teas and coffees, soft drinks and light snacks each day.

Cost of the Course

Publicly Accessible Courses

The cost is £540.00 per person.

There is a maximum of 12 places, and they will be secured on a ‘first come first serve basis’ by return of the attached booking form.

Bespoke Courses

A bespoke course could be facilitated at your own premises, at a fixed price for up to 10 delegates at a cost of £3000.00 (equivalent to £300 per person).

The Training Venue:

Publicly Accessible Courses

Manchester venue:

Manchester City Centre (City Centre Venue To Be Confirmed)

Getting there:

  • Trains to Piccadilly Train Station (10 Minute Walk into the City Centre)

  • Manchester is accessible from the UK Motorway Network (Parking available)

  • Fly to Manchester Airport and then Train to Piccadilly.

  • Buses, Manchester Chorlton Street Bus Station is a 5 Minute Walk into the City Centre.

Booking onto a course

For Individual Bookings: Please use the Eventbrite Links on this site or contact or David: 0161 871 0494

For Bespoke or Group Bookings:

Please contact or

David: 0161 871 0494

*All courses and course bookings are subject to our terms and conditions. please email us for a copy of these if required.

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