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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 audit/inspection of complex premises and venues and assess the risks and evaluate the level of fire safety management
  • To identify and constructively challenge non-compliance
  • Produce fire safety reports, letters, statutory or non-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
  • Be situationally aware of yourself, others and the environment to ensure safety of all
  • Interpret and apply the technical knowledge to enforce the Fire Safety Order, such as British Standards, Building Regulations, National Guidance and Best Practice
  • Work with other agencies, such as local authority building control, approved inspectors, licensing authorities, etc
  • Demonstrate clear communication skills, with the ability to interact with a wide range of audiences, being persuasive and confident. To communicate complicated information verbally and in writing
  • Evaluate fire safety design submissions and fire protection systems
  • To assess fire safety concerns, provide fire safety advice on request and make decisions to instigate improvements as required
  • Respond to enquiries and requests from other organisations, in accordance with the Primary Authority Scheme

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

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