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Fire Risk Assessment to PAS 79

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Key Areas
Course Content  
Learning Outcomes
Who Should Attend
Course Timings
Course Fees
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A full overview and agenda, need to know information, and booking instructions can be found on the individual upcoming course pages. Click on a course below to view.

Upcoming Courses 

Following the recent developments regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) here in the UK, the decision has been made to cancel all classroom training until further notice. The training team are working hard to find a safe solution, by running the training online; please make sure you are opted in and check our website to receive all updates regarding training.
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Key Areas 

  • Legislative requirements for Fire Risk Assessment
  • 9 Steps in Fire Risk Assessment
  • Hazard and risk
  • Use of guidance and application to non-compliant premises
  • Scope and content of a Fire Risk Assessment
  • Action Plans
  • Documentation of significant findings
  • Competence of Fire Risk Assessors

Course Content

PAS 79 is now virtually the industry standard for carrying out fire risk assessments. The latest revision was published in 2012, and gives more detailed guidance on assessing buildings that do not meet current benchmark standards. This course reviews the PAS and considers the issue of competence of risk assessors.

Session 1
  • UK fire safety legislation
  • Requirements for fire risk assessments
  • Significant findings of fire risk assessment
  • Dutyholders under the legislation
Session 2
  • Hazard and risk
  • Steps in fire risk assessment
  • Scope of fire risk assessment
Session 3
  • Use of guidance and bench marks
  • Assessment of buildings designed to previous standards
  • Approach to assessment of key factors
Session 4  
  • Documentation of fire risk assessment
  • Action Plans
  • Competence of fire risk assessors

Learning Outcomes 

  • Understand legislative requirements for fire risk assessments
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the fire risk assessment process
  • Understand the need for proportionality of fire precautions to risk
  • Understand prioritisation if action plans
  • Apply existing knowledge of fire safety to fire risk assessment

Who Should Attend 

This course is designed for delegates with at least a basis understanding of the principles of fire safety. It is suitable as an introduction to fire risk assessment for those not currently engaged in fire risk assessment, an insight for employers and building owners as to what to expect from a suitable and sufficient fire risk assessment and as an update of the revised PAS 79 for those already carrying out fire risk assessments. 

Course Timings  

Registration: 09:15
Start Time: 9:30
Latest Finish: 17:00

Course Fees 

  • Standard Rate: £335 + VAT
  • Members Rate: £285 + VAT

In-house training at your site

Training multiple staff at once provides the opportunity for your organisation to have a training package crafted to your specific needs. In-house training can help your organisation overcome challenges and fill the skills gaps in your workforce. Courses run on a minimum number of six staff*.

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  1. Name of course
  2. Approximate number of staff
  3. Your site address  

*Minimum numbers for In-house courses outside of the UK may vary

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