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

Conversion to Fire Manager Certificate

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This course has been designed specifically for individuals who have taken the NEBOSH Fire Safety & Risk Assessment Certificate, who wish to enhance their knowledge and skill leading to a professionally recognised qualification with either the Institute of Fire Safety Manager (IFSM) or the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) subject to validation.

About the course

A highly practical 5 day in-depth course covering in-depth fire risk assessments and is practical with delegates working on plan drawings using the software provided to produce fire risk assessments, fire safety reports and fire emergency plans.

Those who have not taken the NEBOSH Fire Safety and Risk Assessment certificate can obtain the same outcomes by taking the Fire Manager Course covering Fire Risk Assessment (5 day) and Fire Safety Management (4 day) modules.

The course includes multi-media presentations, working on plan drawings and practical exercises, using software and laptops provided; held on a public or in-house basis for up to 12. Proof of success on the NEBOSH FSRM Cert will be required. 

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
  • Pre-Incident Planning
  • 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, Health and Safety practitioners and those looking for a framework for conducting fire risk assessments and compiling fire emergency plans who have the NEBOSH Fire Safety and Risk Management Certificate.


  • The Institute of Fire Safety Managers (IFSM) for whom Vulcan is an Approved Centre has accredited the course at Fire Associate (AIFSM) level.
  • The Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) has recognised the course as an education programme subject to their validation a Fire Technician grade.
  • The British Fire Consortium (BFC) recognised the course as part of its progressive learning programme for members.
  • The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has approved the course under its Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme.

Qualification achieved

5 Day Fire Risk Assessor Approved Certificate.
Conversion to Fire Manager Accredited 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 - 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
  • EXERCISE 01 (Practical Drawing)
Course Content - Day 2
  • Emergency Lighting
  • BS 9999 Risk Profile Overview
  • Fire Alarm Systems
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Human Behaviour
  • Fire Service Access & Equipment
Course Content - 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 - 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 - Day 5

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

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Course Enquiry

Please complete the form below if you would like to enquire about the Conversion to Fire Manager Certificate course, or be added to a waiting list for a date that is currently full.

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Dates / Book

Next Course Dates

2-6 Nov 2020

London, W2 3NA

23-27 Nov 2020

Warrington, WA4 4NS

7-11 Dec 2020

Northampton, NN4 7YF

11-15 Jan 2021

London, W2 3NA

25-29 Jan 2021

Warrington, WA4 4NS

8-12 Feb 2021

Northampton, NN4 7YF

12-16 Apr 2021

London, W2 3NA

19-23 Apr 2021

Glasgow, PA3 2SJ

17-21 May 2021

Warrington, WA4 4NS

12-16 Jul 2021

London, W2 3NA

6-10 Sep 2021

Northampton, NN4 7YF

20-24 Sep 2021

Warrington, WA4 4NS

15-19 Nov 2021

London, W2 3NA