Fire Safety Awareness Training for Schools and Colleges

Every member of staff in every organisation legally requires Fire Safety Awareness Training and with studies showing that 480 UK schools endured fires in 2019 and that school fires are twice as likely to occur as in any other building, Fire Safety Awareness Training for Schools and Colleges is a priority training need.

Our Fire Safety Training course has been specifically designed for those in the education sector, with relevant information and examples throughout.


  • Developed with Fire Safety / Fire Compliance Experts
  • Highly Interactive and Engaging
  • Certificate upon completion
  • Fire Marshal/Fire Warden for Schools and Colleges Course also available
Duration: Approx. 60 minutes

    *Annual price per unit 


    Discounts for larger volume and multi-year subscription purchases.
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    About The Fire Safety Awareness (For Schools and Colleges) Course

    Our  Fire Safety Awareness for Schools and Colleges e-learning course was developed in conjunction with fire safety and compliance experts to provide tailored training to those working in any buildings within the education sector.

    Aims of the course

    The Fire Safety Awareness Training for Schools and Colleges will provide you with an awareness of fire regulations and what to do in the event of a fire and will educate you about how to safely reduce the risk to life within your educational setting.

    The course will ensure that you understand how fires can start and that you know how to identify fire hazards and risks, whilst also appreciating the importance of carrying out good housekeeping processes.

    The course aims to ensure that all learners are able to understand signage, classifications of fire and fire fighting equipment, and are given the knowledge of when and how to tackle a fire (if safe and appropriate to do so).

    Who is this online training course for?

    This course is suitable for all staff who work in schools and colleges including (but not limited to) teaching staff, maintenance, office and catering staff and any other other employees who may require a knowledge of fire safety procedures.


    Course content


    This section covers information about the impact of fires in schools and colleges and explains the importance of Fire Policies and Procedures.

    Information is given about the key roles and responsibilities of staff relating to preventing fires in schools, including the Building Safety Manager and the Fire Marshal or Warden. Details are given about the information a School or College Fire Policy could contain.

    Advice for Teaching and non-Teaching Staff regarding their role in preventing and responding to fires is covered here, as well as general information about the role every individual must play in school and college fire safety.


    This chapter covers:

    The Chemistry of Fire – the components required for fires to start, the Triangle of Combustion,

    How Fires Start – sources of ignition, how smoke and fire spread, conduction, convection and radiation, common examples of causes of fire, preventing arson.

    Identifying Risks and Hazards – a real life classroom example is given and users are asked to identify the potential fire risks and hazards.

    Housekeeping, Storage and Waste Disposal – the correct storage of combustible waste, managing waste.

    Natural, Physical and Human Reactions – human factors that can influence decision making.

    Knowledge Test and Summary – to move on from this chapter, a brief multiple choice assessment is undertaken.



    What to Do on Discovering a Fire – your safety as a priority, correct interpretation of a fire incident, identifying the level of risk (including what to do if the risk is unclear).

    Raising the Alarm – how to raise the alarm, types of alarms, useful tips, common reasons why people hesitate to raise the alarm, impacts of when the alarm is raised,

    On Hearing the Alarm – the evacuation process, the role of human factors.

    Tackling a Fire if Safe to Do So – human factors, types of extinguisher, severity of the fire.

    Knowledge Test and Summary – to move on from this chapter, a brief multiple choice assessment is undertaken.



    Effective Use of Time – common factors determining the length of time taken to complete an evacuation, including human factors.

    Location of Escape Routes – using escape routes, the importance of knowing escape routes and assembly points.

    Fire Doors and Means of Escape – types of fire doors and their operating mechanisms, essential information about fire exits.

    Reasons for Not Using Lifts – smokes and toxic fumes, electricity.

    PEEPS and Additional Procedures – procedures for persons requiring assistance, who may need specific consideration.

    Fire Drills – additional information regarding Fire Evacuation Drills during Covid 19, testing evacuation procedures, making fire drills realistic.

    Knowledge Test and Summary – to move on from this chapter, a brief multiple choice assessment is undertaken.



    Overview – important information about fire fighting equipment and its use.

    Classification of Fires – information about the different classes of fire, from A to F.

    Types of Extinguishers – details about each type of extinguisher – Carbon Dioxide, Water, Powder, Foam and Wet Chemical.

    Using an Extinguisher – information about unlocking an extinguisher and the operating techniques you may need.

    Fire Blankets – details about the main uses of fire blankets.

    Knowledge Test and Summary – to move on from this chapter, a brief multiple choice assessment is undertaken.



    A short assessment comprising multiple choice questions, aimed at testing your knowledge and understanding of the course. Certificate available upon completion.

    You may also be interested in our Fire Marshal / Fire Warden for Schools and Colleges online training or our Fire Training for Schools and Colleges Multipacks.

    Ready-to-go online training

    This module is ready-to-go and you could be up and running in a matter of minutes. If you’re still unsure, learn more about the benefits of RealSense’s ready-to-go online training or simply ask us for a demo. We can help you get started and remember our support team are always on hand if you need them.

    What do you get?

    Our course(s), designed by topic specialists, are simple and easy to use and can be completed in your own time, at your own pace. You will get unlimited 24/7 access to the learning platform, your resources, digital training record and access to your certificate is available upon completion.

    When purchasing for larger groups of people, remember that our onboarding process can help setup the platform to meet the specific needs of your organisation.

    If you cannot find the answer to your query in our Frequently Asked Questions, or if you would like a quote, a chat through your training requirements or just need some technical help then our support team are here to help. Contact us today.

    How is it delivered?

    Modules are delivered via our online learning platform, Activbase or available in alternative formats for use on a customer’s own Learning Management System (LMS). Once payment has been received, you will be sent an email from RealSense confirming your purchase followed by a separate email from our Activbase Learning Platform with details on how to access your course(s). Access is available 24/7 for the duration of your license. Customers requiring a different course format e.g. SCORM for use on their own LMS, please contact us with your requirements.

    Fire Safety Awareness Training for Schools and Colleges

    Upon successful course completion, a certificate of achievement is available and or automatically added to a learner’s digital record. 

    Digital certificate – print, download, store

    The certificate itself includes the learner’s name, course title, completion score / result, completion date and any marks of approval, accreditation authorities, and or distribution partners. It can be downloaded, stored or printed.

    Learning records

    When using our platform Activbase, learning records are available 24/7 for review, tracking progress and access to certificates. Records contain details of sessions including progress, attempts and results. This and additional data such as associated CPD, standards and qualifications are logged and available for information insights and management reporting – a powerful resource for tracking compliance as well as monitoring learning pathways.

    Please note: when accessing the course via standalone media or 3rd party systems, you will need to check those systems log learning activity appropriate to your training needs.


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    “The piece of work designed and developed by RealSense, tested and rolled out for HSBC was simply the best safety e-learning that the Bank had ever commissioned. We could not have done it without your expertise, drive and enthusiasm.”


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    “This e-learning training package is now even more flexible and easy-to-use, making it an excellent resource to assist employers in complying with fire safety legislation.”

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    Product Specification

    This module is designed to operate on industry standard multimedia PC compatible computers / laptops and or mobile devices with a suitable processor e.g. 2.0GHz Intel or AMD Processor, 4GB RAM or higher. A good reliable internet connection is required of at least 3Mb+/sec.


    Windows: Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge (latest version), Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version)
    Mac: Safari (latest version), Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version)
    Mobile: Safari in Apple iOS 10 or later, Google Chrome in Apple iOS 10 or later, Google Chrome in Android OS 4.4 or later

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    Articulate Mobile Player in Apple iOS 10 or later on iPad
    Articulate Mobile Player in Android OS 4.4 or later (optimized for tablets)


    Internet Explorer 11 must be installed.


    OS: Windows 7+ | Browser: Up to date | Video: Up to date video drivers | Memory: 1Gb+ RAM | Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+/sec)
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    Screen Readers

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    Mac: VoiceOver
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    iPad: VoiceOver
    Android: TalkBack

    Accessibility Guidelines

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    Our standard courses conform to SCORM / AICC (and TinCan) e-learning standards and have been successfully delivered on over 30 different learning management systems worldwide.

    Activbase Online

    Activbase is our own simple and easy to use learning platform for administrating, distributing and managing training. Our video based courses are streamed via our Activbase platform.

    Other Devices

    Most of our products are available on devices including Tablet, iPAD, smartphone or deliverable via media such as CD-ROM, USB memory stick and more. Let us know what you need.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

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    Q: How do I access the online learning course?

    A: The course is accessed via our own Activbase learning platform, or can be made available as a SCORM object for you to upload to your own Learning Management System.

    Q: What if I would like to add or change some of the content to make it more specfic to my organisation?

    A: We can swiftly tailor courses to suit your specific training needs. Please contact our team to discuss your requirements and request a quote.

    Q: Is it possible to arrange a demo?

    A: Yes, of course. If you would like to have a demo of a course or the Activbase Learning Platform then simply contact our team who will be able to arrange a demo for you.

    Q: I represent an organisation with lots of employees we would like to train. Can your solution manage that? How much will it cost? Is there a discount when buying for a large workforce?

    A: Our digital learning solutions are suitable for small, medium and large organisations. The solution is scalable so you can purchase for an individual or for a large organisation. We have an affordable pricing structure with discounts available for larger volumes. Simply let us know what courses you would like, how many employees you wish to train and we can tailor a package to suit your specific training needs. Simply ask us for a quote.

    What is Activbase?

    Activbase is a simple and easy to use Learning Management System (LMS) from RealSense that you can use to access your online learning courses. It provides hosting, administration, distribution and tracking of learning activities from a single cloud based platform. Find out more about the features and benefits of Activbase.

    Using our courses - Technical query? Forgotten my password?

    Q: I have a technical issue, what should I do?

    A: That’s an easy one. Please contact us. You can get in touch via our online form, email our support team or call your account manager or our technical support team today.

    Q: I have forgotten my password, what should I do?

    A: If you have forgotten or lost your Activbase password, you can request a password reset through our learning platform, Activbase.

    Records and certificates - Is the course accredited? What if i fail? Can I download my certificate?

    Q: Is the course accredited?

    Most of our courses are accredited by relevant authorities / approval bodies applicable to the course such as CPD, RoSPA or IIRSM. Please don’t hesitate to ask if you have any specific standard / approval requirements.

    Q: Will I get a certificate?

    All courses come with a certificate of achievement in recognition of completing the course successfully. A digital record is stored with each learner’s history and certificates are available for access and download.

    Q: What if I fail my course?

    If you do not achieve the pass rate for the course then you will be given the opportunity to review the training content and attempt the assessment again. With some of the video based courses, the course may be locked on a third failed attempt, subject to a review by your organisation administrator of a member of the RealSense support team.

    I have another question, can you help?

    If you cannot find the answer to your question here or in our detailed Frequently Asked Questions, then please don’t hesitate to contact our team. We are here to help answer your queries, help get you started and make sure you are maximising our digital learning solutions throughout.

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