Fire Safety Managers Course

The Fire Safety Managers Course has been tailored to meet the requirements of both the Fire Services Act 1981 and Regulation 9 of the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005

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    The Fire Safety Managers Course will take learners through a range of fire management related topics covering legislation, record keeping, fire risk assessment, duties of fire wardens, evacuation planning, passive and active fire safety features, inspection and maintenance, and hot work permits.

    The Fire Safety Manager acts as a focus for all fire safety matters within the workplace, and therefore the role should be carried out by one person. The role of Fire Safety Manager may be combined with other operational roles such as health and safety, risk management, local security management specialist, emergency planning etc. However, when nominating the Fire Safety Manager, it will be necessary to ensure that there are clearly defined areas of responsibility and an integrated approach to avoid conflict with any overlapping responsibilities. The Tutor delivering the Fire Safety Managers Course will provide learners with Advice on how to manage this process within the workplace.

    The role of Fire Safety Manager is primarily a managerial role suitable for a senior operating manager. The role does not necessitate the duty holder to possess fire safety competencies provided that they have sufficient access to competent fire safety advice provided either from an internal or external Fire Safety Adviser.

    The Fire Safety Managers Course is designed for those with responsibility for fire safety management within their workplace. The course has been tailored to meet the requirements of both the Fire Services Act 1981 and Regulation 9 of the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005. Since the changes to the Fire Services Act 1981 in 2003, the Fire Service is no longer obliged to provide a “complete evacuation service” for premises, thus placing the onus upon the business.

    The Role of the Fire Safety Manager also Covers;

    • Compliance with legislation
    • Ensuring the maintenance of the Fire Safety Register
    • An awareness of all fire safety features and their purpose within the workplace
    • Fire safety risks particular to the workplace
    • Requirements for staff or visitors living with a disability
    • Ensuring appropriate levels of management are always available, regardless of the time of day or night
    • Working with a competent person in the development and implementation of the fire safety policy and strategy (part of the fire plan)
    • Ensuring arrangements ate in place for the instruction and training of management and staff in all matters relating to fire safety

    We also offer  Fire Warden, Fire Marshal, Fire Safety Training Courses and training in the safe use of Evacuation Chairs

    Course Aims

    • The safety of staff and visitors
    • Day-to-day implementation of the workplace Fire Safety Policy
    • Raising awareness of all fire safety features and their purpose within the workplace

    Course Objectives

    • Ensuring that risks identified in the fire risk assessments are included in the risk register as appropriate
    • Ensuring that fire risk assessments are undertaken, recorded and suitable action plans devised
    • The development, implementation, monitoring and review of the fire safety management system
    • The development, implementation and review of the fire safety policy and protocols
    • The development, implementation and review of the fire plan
    • The operational management of fire safety risks identified by the risk assessments
    • Ensuring that requirements related to fire procedures for less-able staff or visitors are in place

    Who Should Attend This Course?

    • Fire safety managers
    • Health and safety managers/advisors
    • Plant and facilities managers
    • Maintenance managers
    • Company directors
    • Line managers and supervisors
    • Safety representatives
    • Training, quality, accreditation and risk managers
    • Human resources managers

    Pre-Course Requirements

    • English is the language in which training is delivered, and learners must have fluency in English
    • Fire Safety Awareness Course (essential)
    • Fire Warden Training Course (preferable)
    • Please let us know if learners have any specific learner requirements

    Course Programme

    • Fire Safety Legislation
    • Management Responsibilities
    • Duties of the Fire Safety Manager
    • Staff Training
    • Record Keeping
    • Fire Safety Management System
    • First Aid Firefighting Equipment
    • Fire Detection and Alarm Systems
    • Emergency Lighting
    • Fire Prevention and Evacuation
    • Assisting the Fire Brigade

    Our Tutors

    Our tutors are well experienced in providing fire safety information within a workplace setting, all our tutors hold a minimum;

    • Minimal QQI Level 7 in their subject matter or higher
    • Train-the-Trainer QQI Level 6 or higher
    • People Moving Instructor Qualified
    • Evacuation Aid Instructor Qualified

    Training Methods

    • PowerPoint presentations (the course can be provided by remote learning or face-to-face)
    • Question and answer sessions with workshops
    • A suitable training area in line with government guidelines on the management of covid-19


    Learners will be required to partake in the course workshops to be deemed competent to hold the role of a Fire Safety Manager


    • Upon successful completion of this course, learners will receive a Phoenix STS’s Fire Managers Certification
    • There is no set requirement, but it is recommended that refresher training be provided at intervals not more than every three years or where there is a change in work practices resulting in introducing a new fire safety system in the workplace
    • Please note as fire training is non-transferable unless delivered as a public course, this certificate is relevant to the workplace in which the training was provided only

    Maximum Number of Learners

    As the Fire Safety Managers Course is predominantly skill-based, it is limited to 12 learners; this allows adequate time for workshops


    With a maximum of 12 learners, the course duration is approximately 6.5 hours