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Course in Focus: Construction Fire Risk Assessment

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What is the Aim of the Course?

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

Who is the Course Aimed at?

The course will build upon the knowledge and understanding of fire in construction and enhance the technical skills of the delegate, who should already have 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.

Will There be Course Interaction?

Yes –

The course has been developed with both a strong technical and practical basis, so that the delegate will be expected to be interactive with other attendees, and to join in with case study work. 

Is There Any Additional Homework?

Yes –

The course includes homework after each day’s session and the delegate is given the opportunity at the start of each course day to review the work covered in the previous week and to request any additional clarification resulting from this.

What is the Course Content?

The course is a specialist five-day course, undertaken on a frequency of one day per week. 

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.

Only upon successful attendance at each session will the delegate be able to sit the Day 5 examinations.

  • 2024 Dates:
  • 17, 23 January, 1, 6, 13 February 2024
  • 14, 22, 28 March, 12, 19 April 2024
  • 31 May, 3, 10, 14, 26 June 2024
  • 4, 11, 18, 25 September, 1 October 2024

one session per week over 5 weeks

  • Location: Face to face at our Chertsey Centre
  • Grants & Discounts Available: CHSG member’s discount
  • Qualification: The Construction Fire Risk Assessment Course has been recognised by the IFSM and the SQA have confirmed that it meets the SCQF academic level 7 with 5 credit points.

CHSG is also an Approved Centre for the IFSM.

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