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A suite of nationally recognised and regulated qualifications for individuals who have responsibility for fire risk management in simple and complex residential properties are available. These qualifications which have been developed by the NSHFSG and in conjunction with SFJ Awards and the Fire Protection Association are as follows:

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

The 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 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.

Download the Qualifications Handbook and Qualification Criteria

Training for the above qualifications will be delivered by approved centres or training providers. For more information the links to the regulated register are noted below:

Level 3 Award – Click here
Level 4 – Click here

Fire Protection Association Training Links here:

https://www.thefpa.co.uk/training/fire-risk-assessment-training-courses/fire-risk-management-in-residential-properties

https://www.thefpa.co.uk/training/fire-risk-assessment-training-courses/fire-risk-management-for-residential-properties-online

A 10% discount is available for NSHFSG members