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Business Fire Safety Adviser

Business Fire Safety Adviser

On a business fire safety adviser apprenticeship course, you’ll help work with businesses to help them keep their premises safe from fire.

A business fire safety adviser assists businesses in keeping their facilities safe from fire by offering risk-reduction recommendations and education. Furthermore, the adviser recognises and takes appropriate action when enforcement action is required.

In this role, you will aid in the saving of lives, the avoidance of injuries, the improvement of business continuity, and the preservation of property. As an apprentice, you will most likely be employed by a fire and rescue organisation.

You’ll be in charge of a wide range of critical activities, including trips to various businesses and joint visits with other authorities, all in the name of actively supporting and boosting corporate safety.

You might also perform proactive promotional work at events and reactive work after incidents to raise corporate fire safety knowledge.

As a fire and rescue service ambassador, you will promote your organisation while providing excellent customer service.

What you’ll learn

On a business fire safety adviser apprenticeship course, you’ll learn to:

  • Plan and prepare for essential site visits, including interpreting building information.
  • Advise, convince, and educate stakeholders on fundamental building fire safety concerns.
  • Recognise fire hazards and dangers in structures.
  • Assess fire threats, risks, and control measures in properties.
  • Report on the outcomes and compliance of property visits.
  • Provide options to enable appropriate risk reduction measures, fire precautions, and maintenance routines in buildings.
  • Recognise when a situation surpasses the scope of their responsibility and respond quickly.
  • Maintain records in compliance with organisational guidelines.
  • Make good use of ICT to help you with your work.
  • Exhibit excellent communication skills, the ability to interact with others, and foster effective professional working relationships.

Entry requirements

You’ll usually need:

  • ICT literate and two GCSEs in maths and English.
  • Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level before taking the end-point assessment.

Assessment methods

The End Point Assessment consists of two distinct assessment methods: 

  • Workplace observation 
  • Structured discussion

Duration and level

  • Duration: 24 months
  • Level: 3 – Advanced Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship standard

More information about the Level 3 Business Fire Safety Adviser Apprenticeship standard can be found here.

Apprenticeship end point assessment

For more information about the End Point Assessment Process, please read the Institute of Apprenticeships’ information page.

Updated on October 2, 2022

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