Fire Safety for Volunteers - Level 1 (CPDUK Accredited)

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    Fire Safety for Volunteers - Level 1 | Online Training Course | CPDUK Accredited

    Course Duration

    60 minutes

    CPD Hours

    1 hour


    CPD Certification Service


    CPD Certificate

    Certificate Validity

    1 year

    Who is the course for?

    This essential training is designed for all staff and volunteers who may encounter fire risks in their roles. It is particularly relevant for those working in environments where they must enhance safety and respond effectively during a fire.

    Course content

    This fire safety for volunteers online course is divided into the following sections:

    Key definitions

    • Health and Safety for Volunteers - Level 1

    Understanding the elements of fire 

    • Learn about the components that contribute to the start and spread of a fire.

    Fire risk assessment 

    • Know how to identify potential fire hazards and assess risks.

    Preventative measures 

    • Techniques to minimise fire risks, including handling electrical equipment safely.

    Action in the event of a fire

    • Detailed protocols for what to do if a fire occurs, including evacuation procedures and using fire safety equipment.

    Course aims

    The aims of this fire safety for volunteers elearning course are to:

    • Increase awareness of the hazards associated with fires.
    • Equip volunteers with the knowledge to take preventive measures against fire.
    • Clarify the roles and responsibilities of volunteers during a fire emergency.

      Learning objectives

      On completion of this fire safety for volunteers e-learning course, the learner will be able to:

      • Outline the fundamental principles and elements of fire to provide a solid understanding of fire dynamics.
      • Describe methods to reduce fire risks, focusing on practical measures and regular safety practices.
      • Explain the significance of electricity as a fire risk and strategies to mitigate such risks in volunteer environments.
      • Illustrate the process for conducting fire risk assessments to ensure continuous awareness and safety compliance.
      • Outline volunteers' immediate steps and responsibilities when a fire occurs, including evacuation procedures and emergency response.
      • Explain the role of preventative measures to minimise the likelihood of fire occurrences.
      • Detail volunteers' appropriate actions and responsibilities during fire incidents to enhance preparedness and ensure safety.

      Learning outcomes

      On completion of this fire safety for volunteers online training course, the learner will be able to:

      • Define the characteristics of fire.
      • Identify the main fire hazards in your volunteering environment.
      • Describe the actions required when discovering a fire in your volunteering environment.
      • Describe basic fire safety and fire safety protocols.
      • Explain how to practise and promote fire prevention.
      • Dramatise a mock fire drill.

      Accreditation and Certification

      This CPD-accredited fire safety e-learning course for volunteers is externally peer-reviewed and accredited by the CPD Certification Service. Upon completion, participants will earn a CPD Certificate valid for one year.

      The course meets comprehensive compliance requirements set by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Regulatory and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) and Care Inspectorates (Wales and Scotland), Skills for Care Core and Mandatory Training Framework and the UK Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF) and other UK health and social care regulatory bodies.

      Course demo (video)

      Why is the course important?

      Fire safety is critical not only for the safety of the volunteers but also for the people and properties they are involved with. Understanding and implementing fire safety practices helps prevent potential disasters and ensures a swift, organised response in an emergency, which can save lives and reduce harm.

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