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QA Level 1 Fire Safety Awareness

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  • 3 hours (plus 1 hour of prep)

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QA Level 1 Fire Safety Awareness

Qualification overview

This qualification forms part of the QA Fire Safety suite of qualifications. The qualification and learning outcomes are based on:

  • National Occupational Standards (NOS) related to fire safety awareness
  • Recommendation of good practice outlined by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

This qualification develops Learners’ basic fire safety awareness. It includes what to do in the event of an emergency, the principles of fire risk control and the basics of practical fire safety.

This qualification specification provides information for Centres about the delivery of the QA Level 1 Award in Fire Safety Awareness (RQF) and includes the unit information, assessment methods and quality assurance arrangements.


The objective of the qualification is to benefit Learners through developing their fire safety awareness in the workplace to make sure that they are keeping themselves and others they work with safe at all times.


The purpose of this qualification is to develop Learners’ awareness of fire safety.

Intended audience

This qualification is for all employees to increase their basic fire safety awareness. This training helps to fulfil an employer’s legal duty to train all their staff in fire safety


This qualification contains 1 mandatory unit with a Total Qualification Time (TQT) of 4 hours.

Learners must complete all assessments in the unit successfully within the registration period to achieve the qualification. The maximum period to achieve this qualification, including any referrals is 4 weeks.

TQT is the total number of hours required for a Learner to achieve this qualification. It has 2 elements: 

  • Guided Learning Hours (GLH) is the time a Learner is being taught and assessed under the immediate guidance of a Trainer/Assessor, which for this qualification is 3 GLH (minimum), and
  • The number of hours a Learner will reasonably be likely to spend in preparation and study, including assessment, as directed by, but not under the immediate guidance or supervision of a Trainer, e.g. pre-course reading, which for this qualification is 1 hour

Learning outcomes

The Learner will:

1. Understand basic fire safety and what to do in the event of an emergency. The learner will be able to:
1.1 Identify the main causes of fires in the workplace
1.2 Recognise the main costs of fires in the workplace for employers, employees and society
1.3 Recognise their own duties and responsibilities in relation to fire safety at work
1.4 Identify the duties and responsibilities of fire wardens and other people who may be required to take action as part of fire risk controls or during an emergency
1.5 Recall the action to be taken in the event of a fire in the workplace, including methods of raising the alarm and contacting the emergency services

2. Understand the principles of fire risk control. The learner will be able to:
2.1 Identify the key elements for effective fire risk management in the workplace
2.2 Recognise how the components of the fire triangle can be used to control fire risks
2.3 Identify different fire risk control measures
2.4 Recognise fire prevention measures that can be taken to minimise fire risks

3. Understand the basics of practical fire safety. The learner will be able to:
3.1 Recall the safe operating parameters for the use of portable fire-fighting equipment
3.2 Recognise simple checks for ensuring that fire safety equipment is serviceable and safe to use

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