CIEH Level 3 Award in Fire Safety Risk Assessment and Control

Please note: this qualification will be withdrawn on 28 April 2017.

More information can be found on the Voluntary Surrender of Recognition page.


This qualification helps candidates to develop their existing knowledge of workplace fire safety. It provides a thorough understanding of the formal fire risk assessment process for non-complex, low or normal risk premises.

Who needs this qualification?

Responsible persons who wish to carry out their own fire risk assessment, or are appointed to assist with this duty.

It is particularly useful for business owners, managers and supervisors, but will benefit anyone contributing to the fire risk assessment process.

Why is this training important?

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (FSO) requires that the responsible person makes a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risks to which relevant persons (employees, customers, visitors etc.) are exposed. This is to ensure proper identification of the fire precautions needed to comply with the order, including ‘preventative and protective’ control measures.

Learning outcomes

  Understand the importance of fire safety in the workplace
  Understand the reasons for using a fire risk assessment and the principles involved
  Apply practical examples to the principles of fire risk assessment
  Learn how fire risk controls are used in the workplace
  Apply knowledge of fire risk and control in a practical setting

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  Qualification Specification  


Duration  Duration  Three-day programme
Assessment  Assessment  Draft fire risk assessment
Prerequisite  Prerequisite   CIEH Level 2 Award in Fire Safety Principles (or equivalent)
Suggested Progression  Suggested Progression  None
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