This is a public course which takes place at multiple venues throughout the UK
This course can be booked as an in-house option to take place at your own premises

Fire Risk Assessor Course (5 day)

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Current fire safety legislation requires a risk-based regime in organisations with a nominated competent person overseeing fire safety management – Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 for England and Wales/Fire (Scotland) Act 2005/Northern Ireland Fire Safety Regulations 2010.

This prestigious course has been designed specifically for individuals employed in a wide range of industrial and commercial backgrounds in both public and the private sector and organisations who require in-depth, practical training in fire risk assessment.

This course ensures that on completion delegates feel competent and confident to carry out fire risk assessments, produce fire safety reports and fire emergency plans of small to medium size premises in line with current legislation.

About the course

A highly practical 5 day in-depth course with multi-media presentations, working on plan drawings and practical exercises, using software and laptops; held on a public or in-house basis for up to 12.

Upon successful completion of the course, delegates can apply for Fire Technician Grade with the Institute of Fire Safety Managers (IFSM) leading to the TIFSM professional fire safety qualification subject to validation.

This course forms the first part of the Fire Manager Course (9 day) giving delegates the opportunity, at a later date, to enhance their knowledge and to be able to apply for Associate Grade with the IFSM or Fire Technician Grade with the Institute of Fire Engineers (IFE) subject to validation by enrolling on the Managing Fire Safety Course (4 day). 

What's included?

First class training and instruction from qualified fire-safety professionals.

Lunch and refreshments on public courses

Exam fees

PLUS - Complimentary Training Pack

This complimentary pack includes comprehensive course notes, scale ruler, drawing template, fire-door gap gauge, and computer software on pen drive using PAS 79 methodology for:

  • Fire Risk Assessments
  • Fire Records
  • Fire Inspections
  • Fire Emergency plans
  • Fire Guides and more …

Delegates are required to bring their own laptops which must have Word and Excel software but must not be encrypted and able to read a pen drive. If the use of a Vulcan laptop is required, a request must be made in writing when booking the course.

Who should attend?

Fire Safety Managers, Facilities Managers, Risk Managers, Surveyors, Consultants, Health and Safety practitioners and those looking for a framework for conducting fire risk assessments and compiling fire emergency plans. Those with very little or a good working knowledge of fire safety will benefit from this training.


  • The Institute of Fire Safety Managers (IFSM) for whom Vulcan is an Approved Centre has accredited the course at Fire Technician (TIFSM) level subject to validation criteria.
  • The Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) has recognised the course as the first part of an education programme.

Qualification achieved

Vulcan Fire Risk Assessor Course (5 day) certificate.

What will you be able to do after the course?

On completion of the course you will be better able to:

  • Confidently conduct effective fire risk assessments
  • Compile fire risk assessment reports 
  • Compile and manage fire emergency plans
  • Identify hazards and any fire safety management deficiencies
  • Advise on improvements to control measures in reducing the risk of fire
  • Advise on fire-fighting access requirements
  • Give advice on construction site fire safety requirements.

In-house course option

Maximum 12 delegates, held on client premises throughout the UK – please ask for details and date availability.

Requirements - a training room large enough to accommodate the number of attendees. Vulcan will provide projector, laptop and screen for the presentation if required. Delegates should provide their own laptops with Excel and Word software and not encrypted. More space is required for employees to work than for normal training because of the need for laptops and the use of A3 plan drawings during the course. 

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Course Content

Course Content – FRA Day 1
  • Introduction
  • Fire Legislation, Fire Guides & Building Regulations
  • Means of Escape Principles
  • Compartmentation
  • Passive Fire Protection
  • Fire Rated Cladding
  • Fire Risks
  • Travel Distance
  • Fire Doors & Fire Glass
  • Fire Signage
Course Content – FRA Day 2
  • Emergency Lighting
  • BS 9999 Risk Profile Overview
  • Fire Alarm Systems
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Human Behaviour
  • Fire Service Access & Equipment
Course Content – FRA Day 3
  • Fire Inspections & Photographic Evidence of Common
  • Problems
  • Lightning Strikes and protection
  • Fire Safety Management
  • Dangerous Substances
  • Waste Management
  • Construction Detailed Overview
Course Content – FRA Day 4
  • Fire Risk Assessments
  • BS PAS 79
  • Fire Emergency Plans
  • The Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 (amended 1989 and 1993)
  • Sleeping Risk
Course Content – FRA Day 5
  • Fire Risk Assessor EXAMINATION

Open book examination on fire risk assessment from plan drawings and case history.


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Course Enquiry

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Dates / Book

Next Course Dates

15-19 Jul 2024

London, W2 3NA

30 Sep-4 Oct 2024

Northampton, NN4 7HW

7-11 Oct 2024

High Legh, Knutsford, WA16 0WA

14-18 Oct 2024

London, W2 3NA