Certificate in Fire Safety for Construction

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Course Hours
7 month course
This course provides a holistic overview of fire safety and the underpinning knowledge that will enable you to manage fire safety in a modern building covered by the Fire Safety Order.
£1,500.00 + VAT
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Following the Grenfell inquiry, Dame Judith Hackitt produced a recommendations report that outlined the improvements that the sector should make to prevent this type of incident from reoccurring in the future.

The report highlighted 8 key areas for improvement, namely;

  • New Regulatory Framework
  • Clear responsibilities
  • Three ‘gateways’
  • More rigorous enforcement
  • Higher competence levels
  • More effective product testing
  • Better information
  • Better procurement

The report also identified the need for a more joined up approach to working should be implemented (The Golden Thread of Information).

This course is aimed at improving the fire safety awareness for managers in the construction industry and for those who are faced with managing fire safety in the workplace. You will learn about current and future legislation, building design and building construction, fire risk assessments, fire science and human behaviour, and most importantly, how to manage and implement fire safety systems.

There are clear benefits to having an understanding of how modern fire safety works, how it’s applied by the responsible person and how it is enforced by the Fire Service. In the first instance it will enhance the safety for persons occupying your buildings, it will allow you to comply with fire safety law and will protect the environment by reducing the incidence of fires.

**This course qualifies for a CITB grant, for further information, please contact CITB directly.**

The next available start date for this course is:

12th January 2022



By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Evaluate the role of the Building Safety Manager with regards to Legislation, regulation and enforcement in buildings covered by the Fire Safety Order
  • Assess the role and responsibilities of the Local Authority Fire Service
  • Describe the principles of building design and construction
  • Evaluate the aims of the fire risk assessment process
  • Assess the principles of fire behaviour
  • Assess the impact of human behaviour on the outcomes of a fire
  • Apply effective fire safety management systems


This course has been designed for:

  • Managers in construction who have a responsibility for fire safety
  • Facilities managers
  • Managers who have a responsibility for fire safety in the workplace
  • Directors who manage a property services department
  • Board members who would like to know more about fire safety


Each unit will deliver the content using the following resources in order to give a rich and   informative experience:

  • Instructional presentations
  • Course reading materials
  • Case studies and practical exercises.
  • Online forum for tutor and delegates
  • Live workshops with your tutor


The course is in 2 units, and will cover the following:

Unit 1 – Fire Safety Legislation for Construction

  • Legislation, Regulation & Enforcement and the role of the building safety manager
  • Role and responsibilities of the Local Authority Fire Service
  • Building Design and Building Construction

Unit 2 – Fire Safety Management for Construction

  • Principles of fire behaviour to high risk buildings
  • Impact of human behaviour on the outcomes of a fire in high risk buildings
  • Aims of the fire risk assessment process



You will be assessed through a written assignment that is based upon a project scenario set by CIOB.




Brad Walker FCIOB, FCABE, EngTech, AIFireE, IFE Life Risk Register
Fire Risk Management Consultant

Brad served with Lancashire Fire and Rescue for 30 years’ service and worked in various departments throughout the service. He finished his career as an Area Fire Safety Manager for the Southern, Northern and Central Area’s of Lancashire. As an Area Fire Safety Manager, he was responsible for a number of Fire Safety, Fire Investigation and Community teams, and was also responsible for implementing the Fire Safety strategies of Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service.

He has various qualifications in Fire Safety, Fire Investigation and Management, and is a member of the Engineering Council and the Institute of Fire Engineers. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building and Chartered Association of Building Engineers.

As a Fire Safety Consultant Brad has conducted fire risk assessments on various premises from offices through to complex chemical plants. Whilst working as a fire safety consultant he has been project lead for designing and developing Fire Strategies for Burberry, Trafford Housing Trust and Equitix. He has also delivered Fire Safety Training to Trafford Housing Trust, East Cheshire Council, Yorkshire Housing and Trust Inns.

He has recently taken Trafford Housing Trust through the BS9997 Fire Risk Management process, and in January 2020 they were awarded the standard and became the first business in the country to receive the accreditation.
Over the past 12 months Brad has been working with the Chartered Institute of Building and has designed the Fire Safety modules for the new level 6 Building Safety Managers Diploma.