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Apprenticeship training course

Fire safety inspector (level 4)

Assessing the level of fire safety in built environments.

Qualification level
Equivalent to higher national certificate (HNC).
Typical duration
24 months
Apprenticeship category
Protective services
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Carry out an inspection/audit of complex premises and venues and assess the risks and evaluate the level of fire safety management.
  • Identify and constructively challenge non-compliance with the fire safety order and other relevant legislation.
  • Produce fire safety reports, formal and informal correspondence, statutory notices and plans according to organisational policies and procedures.
  • Identify safeguarding issues, such as hoarding, child sexual exploitation, slavery, vulnerability etc. and take appropriate action in accordance with organisational policies.
  • Evaluate risk levels for yourself, others and the environment and take appropriate action to ensure health and safety is maintained.
  • Apply British Standards, guidance and best practice to ensure compliance with fire safety legislation in the build environment.
  • Work with other agencies, such as local and national regulators.
  • Demonstrate clear communication skills verbally and in writing, with the ability to interact with a wide range of audiences, being persuasive and confident.
  • Evaluate fire safety design submissions and fire protection systems.
  • Assess fire safety concerns, deliver fire safety advice as required and make decisions to instigate improvements.
  • Respond to enquiries and requests from other organisations, in accordance with the Primary Authority.

Full information on Fire safety inspector (level 4) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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