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Introduction

The ProQual Level 5 Diploma in Fire Safety and Risk Management is aimed at candidates

who are responsible for carrying out fire risk assessments on various types of properties.

They may be a staff member, supervisor or manager looking to improve their knowledge

and skills.

The Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) is the single framework for regulated

qualifications, the regulatory body for this qualification is the Office of Qualifications and

Examinations Regulation (Ofqual). This qualification is accredited onto the RQF.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. Centres should carry out an

initial assessment of candidate skills and knowledge to identify any gaps and help plan the

assessment. This qualification is appropriate for candidates aged 19+.

Qualification Profile

Qualification title ProQual Level 5 Diploma in Fire Safety and Risk

Management

Ofqual qualification number 603/7753/7

Level 5

Total Qualification Time 267 hours (300 GLH)

Assessment

Pass or fail

Internally assessed and verified by centre staff

External quality assurance by ProQual verifiers

Qualification start date 26/7/2021

Qualification end date

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Qualification Structure

Candidates must complete all of the Mandatory units.

Mandatory Units – complete ALL

Unit

Reference

Number

Unit Title Unit

Level GLH

K/618/8042 Review fire safety matters ensuring compliance with fire safety

regulation and guidance

5 48

M/618/8043 Assess arrangements to ensure an adequate means of warning

and escape

5 52

T/618/8044 Identify, assess and control fire hazards 5 46

A/618/8045 Ensure active fire protection provisions are in place and suitable

for the premises

5 42

F/618/8046 Assess arrangements to prevent interna and external fire spread 5 52

J/618/8047 Manage fire safety matters in houses in multiple occupation and

residential care

5 27

Centre Requirements

Centres must be approved to offer this qualification. If your centre is not approved please

complete and submit form ProQual Additional Qualification Approval Application.

Staff

Staff delivering this qualification must be appropriately qualified and occupationally

competent.

Assessors

For each competence-based unit centres must be able to provide at least one assessor who

is suitably qualified for the specific occupational area. Assessors will need to hold:

  1. i) an appropriate assessor qualification, such as:
  • Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment
  • Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement
  • Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement
  1. ii) minimum membership level of Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) at MIFireE

iii) minimum membership level of IOSH at CMIOSH

Assessors for this qualification must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in an

engineering related industry.

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Internal Quality Assurance

For each competence-based unit centres must be able to provide at least one internal

quality assurance verifier who is suitably qualified for the specific occupational area.

Internal quality assurance verifiers will need to hold appropriate internal quality assurance

verifier qualifications, such as:

  • Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and

Practices

  • Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment

Processes and Practices

Support for Candidates

Materials produced by centres to support candidates should:

  • enable them to track their achievements as they progress through the learning

outcomes and assessment criteria;

  • provide information on where ProQual’s policies and procedures can be viewed;
  • provide a means of enabling Internal and External Quality Assurance staff to

authenticate evidence

Assessment

Candidates must demonstrate the level of knowledge and competence described in the unit.

Assessment is the process of measuring a candidate’s knowledge and understanding against

the standards set in the qualification.

Each candidate is required to produce evidence which demonstrates their achievement of

all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for each unit.

Evidence can include: – observation report by assessor

– assignments/projects/reports

– professional discussion

– witness testimony

– candidate product

– worksheets

– portfolio of evidence

– record of oral and/or written questioning

– Recognition of Prior Learning

Learning outcomes set out what a candidate is expected to know, understand or be able to

do.

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Assessment criteria specify the standard a candidate must meet to show the learning

outcome has been achieved.

Learning outcomes and assessment criteria for this qualification can be found from page 8

onwards.

Internal Quality Assurance

An internal quality assurance verifier confirms that assessment decisions made in centres

are made by competent and qualified assessors, that they are the result of sound and fair

assessment practice and that they are recorded accurately and appropriately.

Adjustments to Assessment

Adjustments to standard assessment arrangements are made on the individual needs of

candidates. ProQual’s Reasonable Adjustments Policy and Special Consideration Policy sets

out the steps to follow when implementing reasonable adjustments and special

considerations and the service that ProQual provides for some of these arrangements.

Centres should contact ProQual for further information or queries about the contents of the

policy.

Results Enquiries and Appeals

All enquiries relating to assessment or other decisions should be dealt with by centres, with

reference to ProQual’s Enquiries and Appeals Procedures.

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Certification

Candidates who demonstrate achievement of the qualification will be awarded a certificate

giving the full qualification title –

ProQual Level 5 Diploma in Fire Safety and Risk Management

Claiming certificates

Centres may claim certificates for candidates who have been registered with ProQual and

who have successfully achieved the required number of credits for a qualification. All

certificates will be issued to the centre for successful candidates.

Replacement certificates

If a replacement certificate is required a request must be made to ProQual in writing.

Replacement certificates are labelled as such and are only provided when the claim has

been authenticated. Refer to the Fee Schedule for details of charges for replacement

certificates.

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Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria

Unit K/618/8042

Review fire safety matters ensuring compliance with fire safety

regulation and guidelines

Learning Outcome – The learner will: Assessment Criterion – The learner can:

1 Be able to define the statutory Fire Safety

requirements for buildings in the UK

1.1 Describe the nature and role of:

  • The Fire Safety Act 2021
  • The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety)

Order 2005

1.2 Explain the various Fire Safety guidance

documents available for existing premises

1.3 Identify who is responsible for enforcing the

various Fire Safety and Health and Safety

Executive (HSE) regulations applicable to

premises

1.4 Explain the legal requirements and guidance

documentation applicable for erection of a new

building, altering a building or carrying out

changes of use

1.5 Describe how to research Fire Safety approved

codes in support of the Fire Risk Assessments

for buildings

2 Be able to evaluate plans to determine fire

risks associated with construction design

2.1 Evaluate plans to identify risk and provide fire

safety solutions

2.2 Obtain sufficient information from all available

sources to enable an evaluation of proposals

2.3 Confirm the type, range and level of risks

associated with the proposal

2.4 Assess the proposal against the appropriate

national and international design standards or

guidance

2.5 Where appropriate, obtain specialist advice to

support the assessment, where factors

influencing risk are outside of their own

personal level of expertise

2.6 Evaluate the impact of the proposed plans on

existing fire safety arrangements when altering

or adapting premises

3 Be able to evaluate planned use of materials

and their effectiveness

3.1 Explain the way in which building materials can

be used, comment on their behaviour in fire

and assess the implications for fire safety

3.2 Where appropriate, determine the

classifications and specifications of the

proposed materials

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Learning Outcome – The learner will: Assessment Criterion – The learner can:

3.3 Evaluate the risks, advantages and

disadvantages of material type, method of use

and intended location

3.4 Confirm the fire resistance requirements

proposed materials ensuring the required REI

standards are met

3.5 Evaluate risks associated with modern

construction design and development process

3.6 Describe structures and building design

components stating their function and assessing

their impact on fire safety

4 Be able to report on risks with

recommendations to support appropriate

risk reduction measures, fire precautions

and maintenance routines

4.1 Report at a sufficient level of detail and clarity

to ensure understanding by all recipients

4.2 Report accurately, in agreed format and within

the agreed timescale

4.3 Specify the results of their assessment including

any recommendations for further action

4.4 Indicate whether plans comply with current

legislation, relevant standards and company

policy

4.5 Advise on action required to meet legal and

statutory requirements and the implications of

non-compliance

4.6 Specify any changes required to achieve

compliance

Assessment

There must be valid, authentic and sufficient for all the assessment criteria. However, one

piece of evidence may be used to meet the requirements of more than one learning

outcome or assessment criterion.

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Unit M/618/8043

Assess arrangements to ensure an adequate means of warning and

escape

Learning Outcome – The learner will: Assessment Criterion – The learner can:

1 Know how to identify and assess

arrangements ensuring an adequate

means of warning and escape

1.1 Describe the nature and role of evacuation regimes for

a building, considering the following:

  • Escape route design and dimensions
  • Occupancy standards
  • Protected staircases
  • Travel distances

1.2 Compare ASET/RSET and explain factors that affect

different phases of evacuation

1.3 Detail in full the range of alarm systems available for

the protection of life/property

1.4 Explain the requirements for means of detection and

alarm systems in various premises

1.5 Describe the relationship between fire detection

systems and means of escape

1.6 Detail the key areas of the fire evacuation strategies

below:

  • Simultaneous evacuation.
  • Vertical or horizontal phased evacuation
  • Defend in place

1.7 Describe the requirements for the testing and

maintenance of emergency lighting systems

1.8 Explain how smoke control systems can assist means of

escape

2 Be able to assess arrangements

relating to the emergency planning

and evacuation of the building

occupants

2.1 Evaluate emergency plans and ensure they are

compatible with every-day use of the premises

2.2 Evaluate the information provided to the occupants of

the building, including:

  • Communication of strategy
  • Emergency signage

2.3 Inspect and measure the exits and escape routes

ensuring compliance and suitability

2.4 Calculate the travel distances and travel times for the

occupants of the premises

3 Be able to inspect the equipment

providing emergency escape from

the premises

3.1 Carry out a function check of the alarm system for the

premises

3.2 Where appropriate, assess the use of door releases and

other escape devices

3.3 Obtain sufficient information relating to the testing and

maintenance of emergency lighting

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Learning Outcome – The learner will: Assessment Criterion – The learner can:

3.4 Ensure the functionality of any smoke control systems

installed in the property

4 Be able to review the management

of Fire Safety in relation to providing

a means of escape

4.1 Assess current fire procedures and other contingency

arrangements and detail how to maintain effectiveness

in their implementation

4.2 Review the information displayed in the premises

ensuring it clearly communicates the appropriate

actions. This should include:

  • Escape signs
  • Fire Action Plans

4.3 Ensure adequate records of testing and maintenance

are in place for:

  • Fire Alarms
  • False Fire Alarms
  • Emergency Lighting
  • Checking of escape routes, including final exit

locking mechanisms, such as panic devices,

emergency exit devices and any

electromagnetic devices

4.4 Identify plans in place to manage the evacuation of

those with mobility impairments

4.5 Assess records of relevant training and fire evacuation

drills

Assessment

There must be valid, authentic and sufficient for all the assessment criteria. However, one

piece of evidence may be used to meet the requirements of more than one learning

outcome or assessment criterion.

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Unit T/618/8044

Identify, assess and control fire hazards

Learning Outcome – The learner will: Assessment Criterion – The learner can:

1 Know how to identify and assess fire

related hazards and ensure the

implementation of adequate

controls

1.1 Explain the common causes of fire and the significance

of the common causes in a range of occupancies. The

following should be covered as a minimum:

  • housekeeping
  • laundries
  • kitchen areas
  • storage
  • dangerous substances and storage
  • equipment and machinery
  • electrical safety
  • smoking
  • managing building work and alterations

1.2 Describe how to assess the potential for fire incidents

that will affect organisational functions and processes

for occupants. The following should be covered as a

minimum:

  • existing layout and construction
  • particular hazards in corridors and stairways

used as escape routes

  • insulated core panels
  • restricting the spread of fire and smoke
  • arson
  • help for people with special needs

1.3 Explain the principles of hazard identification and risk

assessment, including the difference between hazard

and risk

1.4 Detail the components associated with fire prevention,

defence against fire in premises and their integration

with likely human behaviour

1.5 Explain how to access sources of specialist advice and

support

1.6 Describe the range of extinguishing media, its location

and correct application and use

1.7 Explain the implications of failing to identify hazards and

control risks

2 Be able to identify and report

hazards and risks associated with

fire

2.1 Confirm a schedule for checking for hazards, risks and

fire precautions

2.2 Monitor for hazards, risks and fire precautions

2.3 Assess risks and fire precautions within their level of

responsibility

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Learning Outcome – The learner will: Assessment Criterion – The learner can:

2.4 Inform people on the premises about their personal

responsibilities and how they should report hazards

2.5 Report hazards and risks when they identify them

2.6 Seek advice and support to remove or control risks that

are outside of their level of responsibility or expertise

2.7 Contribute to continuous risk assessment and

management processes

3 Be able to assess risks associated

with fire

3.1 Identify legal, regulatory or statutory requirements and

implications associated with the premises

3.2 Identify actual and potential hazards within the scope of

the evaluation

3.3 Evaluate the type and level of risk associated with

identified hazards

3.4 Include all physical areas within the scope of the

evaluation

3.5 Identify relevant people who may be at risk

3.6 Determine the significance of identified risks and their

potential for harm to people, property and the

environment

3.7 Assess the effectiveness of current control measures

3.8 Determine the need for existing or new control

measures

3.9 Address issues associated with assisting the fire and

rescue service to protect people, property and the

environment in the event of an incident

4 Be able to review the management

of Fire Safety in relation to

controlling fire hazards

4.1 Confirm periodic inspections are in place to address

issues of unwanted fire load

4.2 Ensure all fire hazards are clearly identified with

appropriate signage

4.3 Confirm inspection and certification of all electrical

safety equipment

4.4 Carry out monitoring of special or unusual hazards

4.5 Control any work carried out by contractors that could

prevent a fire risk

4.6 Report on the identification and prioritisation of a range

of suitable options to eliminate, reduce or control risks

Assessment

There must be valid, authentic and sufficient for all the assessment criteria. However, one

piece of evidence may be used to meet the requirements of more than one learning

outcome or assessment criterion.

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Unit A/618/8045

Ensure active fire protection provisions are in place and suitable

for the premises

Learning Outcome – The learner

will: Assessment Criterion – The learner can:

1 Be able to understand and apply

fire protection provisions

1.1 Explain how and when the different types of fire

extinguishers are used in accordance with legislation and

official guidance

1.2 Describe the different fire extinguishing agents, their

applications and limitations

1.3 Detail the requirements and functionality of dry and wet

rising fire mains

1.4 Describe the different types and roles of smoke control

systems that may be found in premises and their

principles of operation

1.5 Explain the types of facilities and access facilities required

for the Fire and Rescue Service

1.6 Detail the advantages and disadvantages of fixed

firefighting systems

2 Be able to determine the need for

active fire protection systems and

equipment

2.1 Assess the requirements, type and location of Portable

Fire Extinguishers in the premises

2.2 Calculate the required number of extinguishers using the

British Standard 5306 formulae

2.3 Identify any requirements for firefighting equipment such

as:

  • Fire Blankets
  • Hose Reels
  • Water Mist
  • Powder Systems
  • Oxygen depletion system

2.4 Assess the requirements in the premises for the

installation of Sprinkler systems for:

  • commercial,
  • residential and domestic (life safety)

2.5 Interpret the function of the smoke control design and

facilities for the premises including the means for

reducing smoke in the escape routes

2.6 Review the dry and wet rising fire mains in the premises

where practicable

3 Be able to ensure adequate

facilities are in place to provide

access to the Fire Service

3.1 Assess the access arrangements for the Fire and Rescue

Service for the premises

3.2 Calculate access to the nearest water supplies and

determine distance from service vehicle parking position

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Learning Outcome – The learner

will: Assessment Criterion – The learner can:

3.3 Ensure suitable road access and turning facilities are

provided for a fire-pump appliance

3.4 Review Firefighting shafts and stairwells within the

premises

4 Be able to review the management

of Fire Safety in relation to fire

protection

4.1 Review Fire Safety Training Records for those required to

perform emergency functions

4.2 Confirm adequate inspection records and maintenance of:

  • fire extinguishers,
  • hose reels
  • fire blankets

4.3 Verify testing and maintenance of other fire safety

equipment such as

  • fire-suppression systems
  • smoke control systems
  • dry and wet rising fire mains

4.4 Confirm that an adequate assessment has taken place to

ensure there is sufficient access for the Fire and Rescue

Service

Assessment

There must be valid, authentic and sufficient for all the assessment criteria. However, one

piece of evidence may be used to meet the requirements of more than one learning

outcome or assessment criterion.

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Unit F/618/8046

Assess arrangements to prevent Internal and External Fire Spread

Learning Outcome – The learner will: Assessment Criterion – The learner can:

1 Understand and apply the

appropriate principles of

prevention

1.1 Describe the characteristics, quality, uses, sustainability,

limitations and defects associated with the resources in

relation to:

  • batts
  • pillows
  • plugs/blocks
  • mortars/compounds
  • foam
  • seals/slabs/strips
  • sealants
  • stone wool and fibre barriers
  • collars/pipe wraps

1.2 Explain the characteristics, quality, uses, limitations and

defects associated with the resources in relation to:

  • fire doors
  • fire door frames
  • fixings, ironmongery and furniture
  • intumescent seals and cold smoke seals

1.3 Detail the fundamental principles of compartmentation,

explaining the REI requirements

1.4 Describe the hazards of external wall fire spread and

potential consequences

2 Be able to demonstrate

competence to inspect passive

fire protection to prevent

internal fire spread

2.1 Inspect and confirm the condition of Fire resisting walls,

floors and ceilings forming escape routes

2.2 Confirm installation of cavity barriers at various

locations in the premises

2.3 Inspect fire stopping to voids, gaps and openings within

fire-resisting ceilings, floors and walls, including around

plastic pipes, cables and insulated pipes and to at least

three of the following penetration types:

  • linear gaps
  • cable trunking
  • cable trays
  • metal pipes
  • ducts with or without fire damper
  • large blank openings
  • switch boxes

2.4 Assess the Fire Doors within the premises ensuring:

  • compliance with fire performance

documentation/certification

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Learning Outcome – The learner will: Assessment Criterion – The learner can:

  • no alterations have been carried out which may

affect the fire certification of the door

  • surrounding construction is to specification
  • all component parts are undamaged
  • intumescent protection installed into void, (wall

and frame) as per specification

  • cold smoke seals installed according to

specification

  • confirm specified intumescent protection is

fitted to ironmongery/furniture

3 Understand the risk of external

fire spread to the premises

3.1 Carry out an assessment of the external spread from

unprotect areas of the building, using BR187

3.2 Determine the required heat flux relevant to the

building use

3.3 Detail any External wall Cladding system on the premises

3.4 Assess the external of the premises for fixings,

attachments or defects on the cladding system

4 Review the management of Fire

Safety in relation to fire spread

4.1 Record details relating to effective compartmentation

relating to the fire strategy associated with the premises

4.2 Ensure an effective system is in place to monitor

firestopping and identify any further breaches in

compartmentation

4.3 Review the test evidence or product certification for the

sealing systems used

4.4 Carry out a survey of the Fire Door in the premises

4.5 Ascertain reports relating to the potential external fire

spread and/or cladding associated with the premises

Assessment

There must be valid, authentic and sufficient for all the assessment criteria. However, one

piece of evidence may be used to meet the requirements of more than one learning

outcome or assessment criterion.

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Unit J/618/8047

Manage fire safety matters in Houses in Multiple Occupation and

Residential Care

Learning Outcome – The learner

will: Assessment Criterion – The learner can:

1 Be able to identify potential

problems arising from the likely

behaviour of people in the

premises during a fire situation

1.1 Critically evaluate the behaviour of people during an

emergency covering:

  • the likely behaviour of people in fire for those

premises being assessed.

  • the likely response of people to discovery of a fire.
  • the likely response of people to a fire alarm signal.
  • the effect of frequent false alarms on willingness to

evacuate.

  • the importance of the actions of those in charge at

the time of a fire.

  • the importance of staff training and the influence of

training and drills on occupant behaviour in the

event of fire.

  • the importance of a structured emergency plan.
  • the effect of different cultures on fire and

evacuation behaviour.

  • the effect of escape route design on evacuation

behaviour

2 Understand the Fire Safety

requirements for Houses in

Multiple Occupation (HMO)

2.1 Outline the fire safety arrangements they would expect to

find in a Care Home. Research should detail the active and

passive fire systems which would be appropriate as well as

management controls and a suitable evacuation strategy

2.2 Summarise recommendations from the research conducted

2.3 Detail the roles and responsibilities of the landlords and

managing agents for operating the HMO

3 Understand the Fire Safety

requirements for Care Homes

3.1 Outline the fire safety arrangements they would expect to

find in a Care Home. Research should detail the active and

passive fire systems which would be appropriate as well as

management controls and a suitable evacuation strategy

3.2 Summarise recommendations from the research conducted

3.3 Detail the roles and responsibilities of the responsible

person for operating the Care Home

Assessment

There must be valid, authentic and sufficient for all the assessment criteria. However, one

piece of evidence may be used to meet the requirements of more than one learning

outcome or assessment criterion

 

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