Is fire safety training a legal requirement?

Legislation and Section 21 of the Fire Safety Order states that employees are provided with adequate training when they are first employed and at regular intervals from then on, normally every 12 months.

What is deemed as "adequate" all depends on the type of work been carried out and the premises they work from.

As well as what is included within basic fire safety awareness training all site specific risks should be included.

The type of training required and when it should be undertaken should form part of your overall fire safety management and be included within the businesses fire safety policy.


We offer various online CPD approved fire safety training courses including basic fire awareness, care home fire safety, fire extinguishers and fire marshal training.

To get a free trial of the 1st module of any course we offer visit online training courses.