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NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety

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A NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety is commonly referred to as the NEBOSH Fire Certificate or A NEBOSH fire safety certificate. It is a globally recognised fire safety certificate. The qualification increases delegates' fire safety knowledge. It aids them to develop skills that can be applied in any workplace, in any sector, anywhere in the world.


The content is based on six elements, these being:

  • Managing fire safety
  • Principles of fire and explosion
  • Fuel, oxygen and ignition sources and control measures
  • Fire protection of buildings
  • Safety of people in the event of a fire
  • Fire safety risk assessment

The NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety course content is structured into two units, FSC1 and FSC2.

Unit FSC1 is assessed using an open book test. This assessment presents a workplace scenario. The delegate must deliver upon tasks related to fire safety within the work environment. They will have to implement effective fire safety techniques. At the same time, manage fire safety risks impacting people and property. The delegate will complete the assessment online and within 24 hours.

Unit FSC2 is assessed via a practical submission. This coursework involves the delegate developing a fire risk assessment within a workplace of choice.

There are 24 teaching hours related to the diploma. Our instructors will deliver it over four days or eight evenings, depending on delegate preference. Tutors can teach the content from the classroom or online via Zoom, WebEx or Microsoft Teams. On top of the tuition time, NEBOSH recommends delegates invest a further 20 hours. These hours are for private study and background reading and 8 hours to complete the assessments.

The NEBOSH Fire Certificate is ideal for anyone with fire safety responsibilities. NEBOSH has designed it for those working within small to medium-sized companies. Those who require an underpinning qualification to provide and manage fire safety duties. If this qualification is combined with relevant experience, delegates may be able to undertake fire risk assessments and embed good practices in the workplace.

Many health and safety professionals assume the responsibility for fire safety within their workplace. The knowledge gained within this course provides a sound foundation for the delivery of these obligations.

There are no prerequisites required to undertake the NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety. However, delegates must possess a good level of literacy in the English language to present them with the best possible chance of meeting the assessment requirements and benefiting from the delivery of the course content.

Fire can have devastating effects on both people and property. A fire in the workplace can mean the termination of jobs and, therefore, loss of livelihoods. Due to this, it is of imperative importance that fire safety risks are managed. An ideal way to contribute to the management of fire safety risks is to embark on this NEBOSH qualification journey.

On completion, employees will be able to help their employer to reduce the likelihood of fires and their impact. In addition, this input can ensure that an employer meets their legislative obligation to obtain competent advice. Other benefits include cost savings from reductions in insurance premiums, absence of claims and heightened workplace morale due to staff feeling safe and valued.

The delegate will have obtained essential skills. They will be able to implement fire and explosion protection and prevention safeguards. In addition, this will enable them to carry out an effective fire risk assessment in a low-medium risk workplace.