NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety

Fire safety is of paramount importance due to its potential for significant damage and risks to both human life and property. Regardless of whether fire occurs in residential, commercial, or industrial settings, their ability to swiftly escalate can lead to disastrous outcomes. Apart from causing physical harm and fatalities, fire can result in substantial property damage, financial repercussions, and environmental hazards, encompassing air and water pollution. As a result, employers worldwide actively seek fire safety professionals to fortify their establishments and ensure a secure environment. Addressing this escalating need, NEBOSH offers a fire safety certificate course aimed at equipping individuals with vital expertise and qualifications in this essential field.

NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety Course

The International Fire Certificate is designed to provide delegates with a comprehensive breadth of foundational knowledge, enabling them to effectively fulfill their organizational responsibilities concerning workplace fire safety. It aims to equip delegates with an understanding of fire and explosion protection and prevention principles. Moreover, it fosters the ability to conduct and review fire risk assessments and apply preventative and protective measures within low to medium-risk workplaces, following international best practice conventions such as Home Office fire guidance and PAS79-1:2020.

Embarking on this course offers a pathway to career advancement by acquiring specialized fire safety expertise, applicable across diverse organizations globally. Notably, this qualification supersedes the National and International Certificates in Fire Safety and Risk Management.

NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety

Why Pursue NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety?

  • Acquire a robust technical base to build on through practical application and experience

  • Foster positive fire safety practices and enhance the overall fire safety culture

  • Gain insights on fire safety techniques that are based on global best practice

  • Attain the capability to provide in-house fire safety expertise for your workplace

  • Progress your career by attaining specialized expertise in fire safety

  • Mitigate potential devastating losses resulting from fires

Who can Study NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety?

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

NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety Course – Topics Covered

Unit FSC1: Fire safety (Theory Paper)

  • Element 1: Managing fire safety

  • Element 2: Principles of fire and explosion

  • Element 3: Fuel, oxygen and ignition sources and control measures

  • Element 4: Fire protection of buildings

  • Element 5: Safety of people in the event of fire

  • Element 6: Fire safety risk assessment

Unit FSC2: Fire risk assessment (Practical Assessment)

Prerequisites – NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety?

  • There is no formal entry requirement for this qualification however achievement of the NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (IGC) or equivalent is highly recommended.

  • A minimum standard of proficiency in English is required

NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety training delivery

  • Virtual

  • Face to Face

Duration of NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety Course

Type Training Days Training Duration Exam Duration
Day 5 28 hrs 24 hours (FSC1 – Online Open Book Exam) + (FSC2 Project Submission)

Assessment Method – NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety

Units Type of Assessment Passing Grade
Unit FSC1 Open book assessment (OBE) 45%
Unit FSC2 Practical
Fire Risk Assessment – Project Submission
A ‘Pass’ must be achieved in both units to achieve the Certificate in Fire Safety

What to Pursue after NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety?

  • NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety (IDIP)

For more details about the course and project guidelines, please refer