Fire Safety (Short Course)

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Why Study Fire Safety?

The safety of employees and visitors should be a top priority for all employers.  However, workplace fire safety can only be achieved when each and every member of the workforce plays a part.  Employees at all levels need to understand their roles, responsibilities and obligations from a health and safety perspective. This entry-level fire safety course provides a detailed overview of the essentials of everyday fire safety.  Key topics covered include fire risk factors, the use of portable firefighting equipment, raising the alarm upon discovering a fire and the basics of fire chemistry. From business owners to senior managers to members of the workforce at all levels, a good grasp of key fire safety principles is essential.  This course therefore comes highly recommended to anyone looking to play a more decisive role in keeping their workplace safe for employees and visitors alike.

By the end of this course the learner will be able to:

  • sources of ignition include heaters, lighting, naked flames, electrical equipment,
  • smokers' materials (cigarettes, matches etc), and anything else that can get very hot or cause sparks
  • sources of fuel include wood, paper, plastic, rubber or foam, loose packaging materials, waste rubbish and furniture


All free online certificate courses at Oxford Home Study Centre are 100% free of charge from start to finish.  There is no enrolment fee, all study aids are provided via our online learning platform and all of our courses are self-paced for total flexibility.

Our exclusive free courses provide the perfect opportunity to expand your knowledge, develop new skills and explore new professions.  Upon completion of your free online certificate course, you will have the option of claiming one of three different types of certificates for a small fee:

  1. An official Course Completion Certificate from Oxford Home Study Centre
  2. A CPD Accredited Certificate to boost your CPD profile
  3. An Endorsed Certificate issued by the Quality Licence Scheme

Each of these certificates could prove helpful in supporting future job applications, or helping you climb the career ladder with your current employer. All certificates are 100% optional upon successful completion of your course - available to purchase with your preferred postage option.

For more information on certificate costs, head over to our pricing page or contact a member of the team at Oxford Home Study Centre anytime.


This Fire Safety course covers the following key topics:

  • What is Fire?
  • Fire Triangle
  • Fundamentals of Fire Chemistry
  • What is Fire Safety?
  • Typical Fire Risks
  • Prevention of Fire
  • Measures to Prevent Fires
  • Fixed Fire Fighting Systems
  • Automatic Water Sprinkler Systems
  • Portable Fire Fighting Equipment
  • Siting of Portable Extinguishing Equipment
  • Fire Alarm and Detection Systems



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Course Level Short Course
Awarding Body OHSC
Study Method Online
Course Duration 20 Hours
Entry Requirements Open to All
Start Date Ongoing