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I'm looking to do some additional training for fire risk assessing.
I've done previous courses with a couple of different fire services and i've done risk assessments on lesiure facilities, garages, small offices.

The obvious course would be NEBOSH Fire Certificate but I don't speak NEBOSH so thats out. What other courses are out there? i've had a look at the fpa, ife and fire college but have been advised that their courses are just basic and I would largely be repeating what I already know.

What courses have fire safety peeps on here done that could be worth looking at? I'm not looking at diploma level stuff because of time frames and costs.

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Re: Training course suggestions

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I am afraid nearly all my training was in house within the UK fire service, but I have heard good reports about Vulcan.

Covid-19 has pretty much messed with everything face to face training wise, but I have just checked their website and they are offering online courses that might be useful.

https://www.vulcanfiretraining.co.uk/courses#/

I must stress, I have not attended any Vulcan courses nor do I have any interest in the company, but I have anecdotal evidence they are good


In addition, this book is really well written and well written. I am not sure if its been reprinted or updated since Grenfell, but even if not, it is excellent for 'beginners' and you will get value for money from it, despite its rather healthy price tag

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Introduction-F ... 0750680687

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Thanks, actually looks interesting but they've nothing available until september :( I'll keep them in mind incase i'm still looking at things that far out but I was hoping to knock something out in the next couple of months.

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Re: Training course suggestions

Post by witsd »

I took the Colin Todd course a few months ago, and it was truly excellent.

Far more about following the spirit of the law rather than the letter (i.e. noting and emphasising the 'where necessary' in the regulations). The exam is open book and 'take as long as you need', which is far truer to life than the Nebosh nonsense.

It does assume that you know a reasonable amount to start with, but I don't think that would be an issue for you.
We often think that when we have completed our study of one we know all about two, because 'two' is 'one and one.' We forget that we still have to make a study of 'and.'

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