fire safety manager’s course

The fire safety manager’s course has been tailored to meet the requirements of both the 1981 Fire Services Act and Regulation 9 of The Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005. The role of Fire Safety Manager is primarily a managerial role suitable for a senior operating manager. The role does not necessitate the duty holder to possess fire safety competencies provided that they have sufficient access to competent fire safety advice provided either from an internal or external Fire Safety Adviser. This course is designed for those with responsibility for fire safety management within their workplace. The course has been tailored to meet the requirements of both the Fire Services Act 1981 and Regulation 9 of The Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005.

The course will take learners through a range of fire management related topics covering legislation, record keeping, fire risk assessment, duties of fire wardens, evacuation planning, passive and active fire safety features, inspection and maintenance, and hot work permits. The Fire Safety Manager acts as a focus for all fire safety matters within the workplace, and therefore the role should be carried out by one person. The role of Fire Safety Manager may be combined with other operational roles such as health and safety, risk management, local security management specialist, emergency planning etc… However, when nominating the Fire Safety Manager, it will be necessary to ensure that there are clearly defined areas of responsibility and an integrated approach to avoid conflict with any overlapping responsibilities.

Course Aims
  • The safety of staff and visitors.
  • Day-to-day implementation of the workplace Fire Safety Policy.
  • Raising awareness of all fire safety features and their purpose within the workplace.
Course Objectives
  • Ensuring that risks identified in the fire risk assessments are included in the risk register as appropriate.
  • Ensuring that fire risk assessments are undertaken, recorded and suitable action plans devised.
  • The development, implementation, monitoring and review of the fire safety management system.
  • The development, implementation and review of the fire safety policy and protocols.
  • The development, implementation and review of the fire plan.
  • The operational management of fire safety risks identified by the risk assessments.
  • Ensuring that requirements related to fire procedures for less-able staff or visitors are in place.
Pre-Course Requirements
  • Fire Warden Course.
  • Fluency in English.
Course Programme
  • Fire safety legislation.
  • Management responsibilities.
  • Duties of the fire safety manager.
  • Staff training.
  • Record Keeping.
  • Fire safety management system.
  • First Aid Firefighting Equipment.
  • Fire Detection and Alarm Systems.
  • Emergency Lighting.
  • Fire Prevention and Evacuation.
  • Assisting the Fire Brigade.
Training Methods

Classroom-based power-point presentation.

  • Upon successful completion of this course, learners will receive a Phoenix STS’s Fire Managers Certification.
  • Thereafter course refreshment is recommended after 3 years.
Who Should Attend This Course?
  • Fire safety managers.
  • Health and safety managers/advisors.
  • Plant and facilities managers.
  • Maintenance managers.
  • Company directors.
  • Line managers and supervisors.
  • Safety representatives.
  • Training, quality, accreditation and risk managers.
  • Human resources managers.
Course Materials

Course Handout


6.5 Hours

Maximum learners