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A new suite of nationally recognised and regulated qualifications for individuals who have responsibility for fire risk management in simple and complex residential properties is now
available. These qualifications are as follows:

  • Level 3 Award for Reporting Fire Risk in Residential Properties
  • Level 3 Certificate for Fire Risk Management in Simple Residential Properties
  • Level 4 Certificate for Fire Risk Management in Complex Residential Properties

The new fire risk management qualifications support the development of skills, knowledge
and understanding to a recognised national standard for fire safety practice in the residential
properties sector. They also meet the requirements of fire safety legislative requirements and
promote life safety and business continuity.

Levels and Property Types

Level 3 Award for Reporting Fire Risk in Residential Properties
This qualification is suitable for housing staff who are involved with identifying fire hazards,
and contributing to continuous risk assessment by regular review, monitoring and reporting to
ensure that risk reduction measures, fire precautions and maintenance routines are sustained.
It is also relevant to advisors and enforcers for residential properties who need to understand
the hazards and risks in residential properties.

Level 3 Certificate for Fire Risk Management in Simple Residential Properties
This qualification is suitable for staff and consultants who carry out fire risk assessment and
determine fire safety provision in simple residential properties. Simple residential properties
are defined as those properties that are single use, three storeys or less, have no specific risks
associated with the client group, e.g. sheltered, and built after 1991.

Level 4 Certificate for Fire Risk Management in Complex Residential Properties
This qualification is suitable for staff and consultants who carry out fire risk assessment
and determine fire safety provision in complex residential properties. Complex residential
properties are defined as those properties that are mixed use, four storeys or more, have
specific risks associated with the client group, e.g. sheltered, and could be built at any time.

Job Roles and Progression Opportunities

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Download the Qualifications Handbook and Qualification Criteria

 

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