HABC Level 2 International Award in Fire Safety (HSE)
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.
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.
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.
Centres are responsible for ensuring learners can meet the necessary standard of language in which the course is being delivered.
To effectively deliver and assess this qualification, it is recommended that Centres do not exceed the ratio of 1 qualified tutor to 20 learners in any one instance.
Unit 1: International Principles of Fire Safety in the Workplace
The learner will
The learner can
1. Understand the hazards and risks associated with fire in the workplace
1.1 Explain how fires are caused in the workplace
1.2 Describe the components of the fire triangle
1.3 Identify the hazards during or after a fire, including the products of combustion
1.4 Describe the characteristics of fire and smoke
2. Understand how fire risk is controlled in the workplace
2.1 State the different methods used to identify and control fire hazards
2.2 Define the term ‘means of escape’ in relation to fire hazards
2.3 Outline typical components for means of escape from fire hazards
2.4 Describe methods of fire detection and raising the alarm
2.5 Describe the principle of how fires are extinguished.
2.6 Describe how portable fire-fighting equipment should be used safely
2.7 Identify common fixed fire-fighting systems and where they might be used
3. Understand the principles and practice of fire safety management at work
3.1 Outline the duties of employers and employees with respect to fire safety in the workplace.
3.2 Outline how to undertake a simple fire safety inspection in the workplace
3.3 Describe the stages involved in a fire risk assessment
4. Understand the role of the nominated fire warden
4.1 State the role and function of fire wardens in their
4.2 Outline the content of a fire safety briefing.
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