NEBOSH Certificate In Fire Safety
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Who is it for?
The NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety is ideal for:
- Those responsible for fire safety in low to medium risk workplaces
- Health and Safety managers
- Facilities Managers
- Health and safety representatives within businesses.
This relevant and respected fire safety qualification will help you to:
- Gain a solid technical foundation to build on through practical application and experience
- Positively influence fire safety behaviors and improve fire safety culture
- Learn fire safety techniques that are based on global best practice
- Provide valuable in-house fire safety expertise for you workplace
- Advance your career by gaining specialist fire safety knowledge
- Avoid the damaging and sometimes catastrophic losses that result from fire.
This focused qualification helps you learn and develop fire safety skills which can be applied in workplaces anywhere in the world.
On completion of the NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety you will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Understand fire and explosion protection and prevention principles
- Carry out an effective fire risk assessment in a low to medium risk workplace.
Length of the course
For this qualification you should plan your study around a minimum of 28 taught hours and approximately 20 hours of private study and background reading.
Further information on taught hours can be found in the syllabus located in the ‘Resources’ section below.
This qualification has a two-step assessment process which consists of:
An open book examination:
You will be able to complete this at home or in another safe and suitable location where you can concentrate. You will be presented with a scenario that describes a realistic workplace and situation. You will then be asked to carry out a series of tasks using evidence presented in the scenario as well as the underpinning knowledge you have gained through your studies and revision.
You will have 24 hours to complete and submit your paper – though you should be able to complete it in 4-5 hours.
A practical fire risk assessment:
The fire risk assessment has been developed around fire risk assessment standards such as the Home Office fire guidance and PAS79-1:2020.
The time needed to complete the fire risk assessment is not restricted. We do, however, recommend that you take around three hours to complete all four parts of the assessment. We feel that the three hours will allow you to show your understanding of the assessment requirements and complete a good quality fire risk assessment.
Both assessments will be marked by an external examiner appointed by NEBOSH. These examiners are chosen for their experience and expertise to ensure that learners are assessed by the very best from our industry.
The examination for this qualification will take place once a quarter and the following dates are confirmed:
- Wednesday 15 December 2021
- Wednesday 02 February 2022
- Wednesday 06 April 2022
- Wednesday 08 June 2022
- Wednesday 03 August 2022
- Wednesday 05 October 2022
- Wednesday 07 December 2022
Here are some useful resources to prepare you for your examination.
Registration for your examination
Once your Learning Partner has registered you to a NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety examination, NEBOSH will send you a Confirmation of Registration email that includes your learner number, and important information relating to your examination. Please ensure that you check your name is spelt correctly and let your Learning Partner and NEBOSH know if any changes are required. If you have not received this email please remember to check your spam folders.
Following receipt of your Confirmation of Registration email, NEBOSH will send you a further email containing your Username and Password for the NEBOSH online examination platform. If you have not received this email please remember to check your spam folders.
If you have previously sat an online examination with NEBOSH, you will not receive new a new login. You will be able to access the online examination platform using your previous login details.
Practical Fire Risk Assessment Unit
Your Learning Partner will provide you with information on submission dates for the Unit FSC2 fire risk assessment unit.
All results for assessments should be received within 50 working days from the date of the examination or submission of the practical risk assessment. The specific date is written on your examination entry confirmation.
For learners wishing to continue their professional development NEBOSH offers a wide range of internationally recognized qualifications.
Our range of Award and Certificate level qualifications offer the opportunity to learn specific industry applications – such as fire safety, process safety, environmental management and leadership – hone specific skills such as incident investigation or take a more general approach via the NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety.
For those wishing to study at a higher level, the NEBOSH Diplomas or Masters qualification offer the opportunity to gain one of the sector’s most prestigious qualifications.