Highfield Level 2 Award in the Principles of Fire Safety (RQF)
Who is this qualification for?
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 and will recognize the causes of fire as well as knowing common hazards, the steps in a fire risk assessment and how to reduce the likelihood of fires.
The objective of the qualification is predominantly to support a role in the workplace, however may also be suitable for younger learners preparing for employment or wishing to progress onto further learning in a related subject.
How long will it take?
The total qualification time (TQT) for this qualification is 7 hours and of this 6 hours are recommended as guided learning hours.
TQT is an estimate of the total number of hours it would take an average learner to achieve and demonstrate the necessary level of attainment to be awarded with a qualification, both under direct supervision (forming guided learning hours) and without supervision (all other time). TQT and GLH values are advisory and assigned to a qualification as guidance.
These include hazards and risks, the control of fire risk, principles and practice of fire safety management at work and the role of the nominated fire warden.
This qualification is assessed by a 45-minute multiple-choice examination, where the learners must answer 12 out of 20 questions correctly to pass.