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Course in Focus: Construction Fire Risk Assessment Course

Questions and Answers

What is the Aim of the Course?

The course has been developed to increase the competency (knowledge, experience, qualifications and behaviour) to undertake a suitable and sufficient Fire Risk Assessment.

Who is the Course Aimed at?

The course is ideal for those within the construction industry, building upon the knowledge and understanding of fire in construction and enhancing the technical skills of the delegate, who already has a working knowledge of the industry and aims to ensure that they use all of these competencies to think as a “fire risk assessor” and review their site with respect to Life Safety.

What is the Course Content?

  • Day 1

    • A general introduction to the course including the format and structure and what is expected.
    • The course content includes Legal, an overview of various useful documentation and sources of information.
    • An overview of fire chemistry. An introduction to case study work  and an understanding of what FRA in construction actually entails.

    Day 2

    • To clearly understand the roles and responsibilities on site and associated with site.
    • How does this dovetail into site working systems, practices and procedures.
    • How all of this links through to a FRA in construction, what does good look like?

    Day 3

    • How to use the appropriate RIBA stages, various legal documentation and quasie legal documentation to determine how and when to include this in your FRA in Construction.

    • To have a working knowledge of both passive and active fire prevention and the how the stages of construction can be individually and collectively included in the FRA documentation.

    • Using good practical case work scenarios.

    Day 4

    • How to use and develop your knowledge and experience to fully understand the FRA process in Construction.
    • What does competence look like, what are your limitations and how to develop the skills you will need to embrace competence to undertake a useful and well structured FRA in Construction.

    Day 5

    • Written and multiple choice paper.
    • Write a site report from case studies.
    • Complete an on site FRA in Construction within 10 days of completing the FRA examinations.
    • All examinations must attain a minimum of 60% pass rate and these will then be aggregated for the final level of achievement.

Is There Any Additional Homework?

Yes, this will be given out at the end of each session prior to the final exam.

Is There Joining Criteria?


  • 2024 Dates: (Five day course):
  • 14, 22, 28 March, 12, 19 April
  • 22, 23, 29, 30 April and 1 May
  • 31 May, 3, 10, 14, 26 June
  • 4, 11, 18, 25 September, 1 October 


  • Location: Face to face at our Chertsey Centre
  • Grants & Discounts Available: CHSG Membership discount eligible
  • Academic Level: SCQF academic level 7 with 5 credit points
  • Qualification: CHSG 5 year certification

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