Fire Risk Assessment course approved

In partnership with the Electrical Contractors Association (ECA), the Fire Protection Association (FPA) has developed a revised version of their five day Fire Risk Assessment & Fire Safety Management Course, which is tailored specifically to the needs of electrical contractors. The course has received approval from the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) for the purpose of the Fire Risk Assessors and Auditors Register. Successful completion of the course will support an individual’s application to the register and may help in reducing the burden of proof required through the application process.

The Register exists to assist employers, building owners and managers in sourcing skilled consultants to help them meet the requirements of The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

The ECA’s Education and Training Department recently joined forces with the FPA to promote this course (HS27-006) in support of members working in the fire protection or alarm system industry. The course will assist them to build their knowledge, skills and competency to include fire risk assessment.

Director of the ECA, David Pollock, says: “It is our aim to provide members with access to the highest levels of training that leads to qualifications tailored to meet industry requirements and recognised by clients and specifiers.

“The approval by the IFE of the FPA’s Fire Risk Assessment & Fire Safety Management course is important for members who work in this area and wish to become officially registered as it will enhance their business offering by enabling them to display their credentials and ultimately reach clients.”

In addition to successfully completing the course applicants to the register will need to be able to provide evidence of suitable and sufficient education, training and experience in fire risk assessment before making their application. For further information and guidance on applications onto the Register, member firms should visit the IFE’s website at

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