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This course provides a comprehensive overview of the role of Fire Safety Manager and of fire safety management systems within the healthcare environment.


To develop an understanding of the role of Fire Safety Manager and healthcare fire safety management systems. This will be through close examination of the guidance contained in HTM 05-01 and in the context of the legislative framework and the governance arrangements relevant to a NHS Trust.


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

  • Identify the role, duties and responsibilities of the fire safety manager in the context of the wider healthcare organisation’s management structure and in accordance with HTM 05-01
  • Understand the purpose and contents of the organisation’s fire safety policy
  • Determine the appropriate level of management and its attributes to meet the needs of a healthcare organisation
  • Identify the legal context and requirements for fire safety deriving from the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
  • Identify the key elements of the healthcare organisation’s fire safety management system
  • Ascertain appropriate reporting structure to provide board assurance and inform the annual statement of fire safety
  • Recognise the purpose, structure, content and implementation of fire safety protocols
  • List the key elements of emergency evacuation plans and develop methods for their rehearsal
  • Identify the need for fire safety training, the process of undertaking a training needs analysis and developing a system for the audit of training efficacy



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