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Primary care fire safety e-learning course

Statutory training on the nature and causes of fire in primary care facilities, with instruction in fire prevention, signage and equipment, and what to do when a fire starts.


A standardised, endorsed, national core curriculum means cost effective training with minimised retraining as people move between organisations. Fire Safety Legislation places fire safety responsibilities on employers and employees. Everyone has a responsibility to ensure they have regard for the safety of themselves and their colleagues, patients, and visitors. Continued diligence is required to ensure everyone knows what to do to prevent fires and if a fire does break out.

The course is not intended to replace the fire safety training delivered by a competent person.

Course content

  • Session 1: The nature and causes of fire
  • Session 2: Fire prevention
  • Session 3: Fire related signs
  • Session 4: Raising the alarm
  • Session 5: Fire equipment.


1 hour 30 mins approx

What will learners get out of it?

  • Understanding the nature of fire and why fires start
  • What measures to take to prevent fires from starting
  • How to identify fire-related equipment and signs
  • Knowing how to act in the event of fire in the workplace.

Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at all primary care staff as part of statutory training requirements.


The modules are followed by a multiple choice assessment designed to test learners’ understanding of the course.

Progress can be tracked by managers for internal development and learners can keep a certificate of completion for CPD. Please check Department of Health recommendations on training delivery guidance.

Accreditations & Endorsements

Commissioned by the Department of Health (DH) and endorsed by National Association of Hospital Fire Officers (NAHFO) who approved its use to raise awareness and support existing training.

Core Skills Framework

This course meets the outcomes for the framework

fire awareness

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If you are already using our e-learning and have a technical enquiry please contact the e-learning helpdesk on 0844 770 3770 or e-mail [email protected].