Fire Competency Workshop

Webinar overview
Many assume competency is obtained simply with a certificate or by attending a single training course. While these are important factors within the competency field, what many do not realise is that competency will vary dependent on the type of building and situation at hand.

In fact, the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 states that there are three areas the Responsible Person must appoint a Competent Person for. These are firefighting (article 13), evacuations and drills (article 15) and the checking of fire safety measures, both active and passive (article 18).

This topical webinar will provide participants with the correct knowledge and understanding of articles 13, 15 & 18 within the RRO 2005, the legislation surrounding competency. Our presenter, John Briggs, Head of Training and Risk Services at the Fire Protection Association (FPA) will clearly outline who the Responsible Person is and their roles and responsibilities. He will further explain the role the Responsible Person plays when appointing a Competent Person and how to ensure your Competent Person is able to demonstrate their competency.

Learning outcomes

  • a firm understanding of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
  • awareness of who the Responsible Person is and their roles and responsibilities
  • knowledge of how to appoint a competent person
  • knowledge of how to build competency in someone who is not yet competent

Who should register?

  • Building owners
  • Site managers
  • Facility managers
  • Health and safety professionals 


Webinar presenter
John Briggs, Fire Protection Association, Head of Training and Risk Services 
John Briggs