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New fire safety qualification promises practical skills – fast!

New fire safety qualification promises practical skills – fast!


23 Mar, 2021

NEBOSH, one of the world’s leading health and safety awarding bodies, has launched a new globally relevant fire safety qualification, which can be completed in just a week …

The NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety helps learners develop practical fire safety skills that can be used to protect people, buildings and business.

The syllabus covers a broad range of topics, including the principles of fire and explosion, how to identify fire hazards in the workplace and the controls that can be put in place to reduce risk. The qualification, which is suitable for low- to medium-risk workplaces, offers businesses a great way to build in-house fire safety expertise.

Says Dee Arp, NEBOSH chief operating officer, ‘The qualification’s content and assessment aim to help learners gain practical skills and knowledge. The two-part assessment consists of an open-book examination and fire risk assessment practical. Both give learners the opportunity to practise what they have learned so they can immediately make a positive contribution to fire safety in their workplace.’

The NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety will replace both the current UK and International NEBOSH Certificates in Fire Safety and Risk Management. It can be studied from 1 May 2021 through NEBOSH’s global network of accredited learning partners.

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NEBOSH is a leading global brand in health, safety, well-being and environmental qualifications. Internationally recognised qualifications help to raise the competence of safety and environmental professionals as well as individuals at all levels in the workplace.

Since its inception in 1979 more than half a million people around the world have studied for a NEBOSH qualification. Tens of thousands join their number every year studying with our network of 600 course providers in more than 132 countries.

NEBOSH qualifications are highly respected by governments, employers and our learners. They build the knowledge and skills that underpin competent performance as a health, safety and environmental professional. NEBOSH qualifications are recognised by all the relevant professional membership bodies.

In 2014, NEBOSH received a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Outstanding Achievement in International Trade, in recognition of our international success.

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