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March 22, 2021

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NEBOSH launches new fire safety qualification for low risk workplaces

NEBOSH has launched a new globally relevant fire safety qualification to help those in low to medium risk workplaces build in-house fire safety expertise and develop practical fire safety skills that can be used to protect people, buildings and business.

Impact of Covid on fire safetyNEBOSH has noted the changes to the workplace and ways of working that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought, so highlights it is more important than ever to bring teams up to speed with global best practice in fire safety.

The NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety covers a broad range of topics including the principles of fire and explosion, how to identify fire hazards in the workplace and the controls that can be put in place to reduce risk.

The qualification, which is suitable for low to medium risk workplaces and can be completed in one week, is said to be ideal for health and safety managers, facilities personnel and safety representatives can all benefit from the specialist fire safety knowledge covered in the course.

Dee Arp, NEBOSH Chief Operating Officer said: “The qualification’s content and assessment aim to help learners gain practical skills and knowledge. The two-part assessment consists of an open book examination and fire risk assessment practical. Both give learners the opportunity to practice what they have learnt so they can immediately make a positive contribution to fire safety in their workplace.”

Learners sitting the NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety will register and study with an accredited Learning Partner, before completing the two assessments. The open book examination will present a realistic workplace scenario, allowing learners to apply their knowledge to the situation described and demonstrate what they have learned.

The practical fire risk assessment reflects relevant fire assessment standards and is a second opportunity for learners to demonstrate the practical knowledge they have gained through their studies and revision.

As the assessments can be completed remotely, the NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety offers increased flexibility for learners and organisations looking for distance and e-learning solutions.

The NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety will replace both the current UK and International NEBOSH Certificates in Fire Safety and Risk Management. It can be studied from 1 May 2021 through NEBOSH’s global network of accredited Learning Partners.

Find out more information on the NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety.

This article was originally published on IFSEC Global.


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