Highfield Level 2 International Award in Fire Safety


This qualification specification is designed to outline all you need to know to offer this qualification in your centre. If you have any further questions, please contact your centre manager.

Qualification Details

The HABC Level 2 International Award in Fire Safety has been developed by HABC, the UK and Middle East’s leading supplier of safety and compliance-based qualifications.

Qualification overview

This qualification is aimed at anyone involved in the management of fire safety in any workplace. This includes managers, supervisors, team leaders, fire wardens (marshals) and staff working in any area where there is a potential risk of fire.

Learners gaining this qualification will know that fire safety is the responsibility of everyone in the workplace and will recognise the consequences of a fire in any premises.

Learning Outcomes

The learner will:

  • Understand the hazards and risks associated with fire in the workplace
  • Understand how fire risk is controlled in the workplace
  • Understand the principles and practice of fire safety management at work
  • Understand the role of the nominated fire warden

Assessment Criteria

The learner can:

  • Explain how fires are caused in the workplace
  • Describe the components of the fire triangle
  • Identify the hazards during or after a fire, including the products of combustion
  • Describe the characteristics of fire and smoke spread
  • State the different methods used to identify and control fire hazards
  • Define the term ‘means of escape’ in relation to fire hazards
  • Outline typical components for means of escape from fire hazards
  • Describe methods of fire detection and raising the alarm
  • Describe the principle of how fires are extinguished.
  • Describe how portable fire-fighting equipment should be used safely
  • Identify common fixed fire-fighting systems and where they might be used
  • Outline the duties of employers and employees with respect to fire safety in the workplace.
  • Outline how to undertake a simple fire safety inspection in the workplace
  • Describe the stages involved in a fire risk assessment
  • State the role and function of fire wardens in their workplace:
    • on a day-to-day basis
    • during an emergency
    • if they are not in their designated areas of responsibility when the alarm is raised.
  • Outline the content of a fire safety briefing.


January, May


One Day Class – 6 Hours

Weekdays: 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM

June, July


One Day Class – 6 Hours

Weekdays: 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM

2 Award
Aviation & Maritime, Construction, Engineering, Facility Management, Food Production and Catering, Government, Hospitality & Tourism, Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Security, Trading & Contracting
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