CIOB Level 6 Certificate in Fire Safety in 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 of up to £600, for further information, please contact CITB directly.**
Next Available Date:
30th January 2023

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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

Specific entry requirements are as follows:

UCAS tariff Score 120 (current) / 32-48 (2017 onwards) and relevant experience
Level 4/6 S/NVQ, or equivalent, in a related subject
Five years’ relevant construction experience


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

Course Delivery

Our courses are delivered using a platform called GoToWebinar, please follow the links below to test your system and download the software, prior to your course starting.


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

Fire Risk Management Consultant

Brad is a fire safety consultant and has supported clients in the housing & commercial sectors for the past 5 years. Prior to that Brad served in the Lancashire Fire & Rescue Services for 30 years in various role(s).

He is an experienced and competent Fire Risk Assessor and Fire Incident Investigator, and one of Brads specialisms is supporting organisations in positioning their Fire Risk Management Plans and Strategies and has successfully carried this out for several housing organisations.

Brad also designs and delivers fire safety training to clients, residents, housing teams and in-house maintenance teams. He is a Fellow of CIOB and CABE, Member of the Engineering Council and Institute of Fire Engineers and has various qualifications in Fire Safety.

He took 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,.

Brad has been designing and delivering fire safety courses for the CIOB for the past few years and has taken over 200 students through this course.


Brent O’Halloran

Brent O’Halloran, CIOB MBA

Brent trained and worked in Building Services before moving into the Social Housing property services sector. Over the years Brent has adopted a systems-thinking approach to problem solving with a deep understanding of building pathology and contract management.

Much of his formative experience has been gained through managing modernisation programmes and developing asset management strategies. In the last five years Brent has focussed on improving building safety regimes in higher risk buildings.