HIghfield  Level 2 Award in Fire Safety

Overview & Benefits

Statistics in 2013/14 state there were 22,200 fires recorded in buildings that were not dwellings, which led to 17 deaths and 1,083 non-fatal causalities. Fires in restaurants, cafes, pub/wine bars, and takeaways accounted for 10%. The average cost of fire to a business is approximately £50,000 and it is estimated that 80% of businesses do not recover from the damage and disruption caused by a fire in the workplace.


This one day accredited (RQF) qualification is suitable for anyone responsible for fire safety in any workplace. This includes managers, supervisors, fire wardens (marshalls) and employees working in any area where there is a potential risk of fire. Candidates on this course will learn how to identify the hazards and risks associates with fire in the workplace, and how they can be effectively controlled.  They will know the legal requirements to manage fire safety under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.




Course Topics

  • Common causes of fires in the workplace
  • The characteristics of fire and smoke
  • Fire control methods
  • Fire exits and means of escape
  • Fire detection and raising the alarm
  • Fire-fighting equipment and fixed suppression systems
  • The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, including legal duties and penalties
  • The five steps of a fire risk assessment
  • Emergency plans
  • Fire safety inspections
  • Fire warden roles and responsibilities




Assessment Method


This qualification is assessed through a 30-question multiple-choice examination. The duration of the examination is 1 hour. Successful candidates must correctly answer 20 questions to pass.



Option 1: Open Course

Enrol on to one of our open courses and meet other candidates working in different catering or manufacturing establishments.



Option 2: In-house

You can save money by booking an in-house course delivered at your premises or chosen venue. The cost for up to 15 people is £425,plus £15 for examination fee, textbook and training materials. Price does not include VAT.


Contact us for information about availability.








Location & Venue

Milton Keynes









We can deliver the Highfield Level 2 Award in the Principles of Fire Safety anywhere in the UK. Locations include London (Mayfar, Westminster, Acton, Harrow and Wembley), Birmingham, Manchester, Buckinghamshire ( Milton Keynes, Aylesbury, High Wycombe and Marlow), Oxfordshire (Bicester, Oxford and Banbury), Northamptonshire (Corby and Wellingborough), Warwickshire (Evesham), Bedfordshire (Luton and Bedford), Herfordshire (Watford),Berkshire (Slough and Reading), Surrey, Cambridgeshire (Peterborough), Essex, Sussex, Lincolnshire (Spalding and Holbech), Norfolk (Norwich) and Suffolk. 

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