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Fire Safety Awareness and Fire Warden Training

Fire safety is an important consideration in any workplace, and dental practices are no exception. While the risk of fire in a dental surgery may be low, it is still important to have adequate fire safety measures in place. Fire safety training should be provided for all team members, and a fire warden should be appointed. The fire warden’s role is to ensure that all team members are aware of the fire safety procedures and coordinate evacuation in the event of a fire. In addition, the fire warden should also be responsible for carrying out regular fire drills. By taking these measures, dental practices can ensure that they are prepared in the event of a fire.

Course duration: 2 hours

This online course is suitable for the whole dental team.

The aim of this online verifiable CPD course is to:

  • Provide training in causes, prevention and dealing with a fire in the workplace
  • To highlight the role and responsibilities of the Fire Warden.

The objective of this online course is that by the end of the course the learner should: 

  • Understand the ‘Fire Triangle’ and how fires start
  • Be aware of the classes of fires and ignition sources
  • Recognise how fires spread – convection, conduction and radiation
  • Be familiar with legislation involved in fire safety (Fire Safety Order 2005)
  • Know the responsibilities of the ‘Responsible Person’ in the workplace
  • Be aware of fire precautions – How to prevent and deal with fires safely
  • Know how to carry out a fire risk assessment
  • Recognise the importance of a fire emergency evacuation plan
  • Be familiar with fire fighting equipment and fire drills
  • Know how to react to a fire and understand the different warning systems
  • Understand the role and responsibilities of the Fire Warden
  • Be aware of the UK fire statistics
  • Know the requirements of the CQC regarding fire safety.

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Effective management of self and effective management of others or effective work with others in the dental team, in the interests of patients, providing constructive leadership where appropriate.

  • Effective practice management.
  • Business management.
  • Team working.
  • Leadership skills.



Maintenance and development of knowledge and skill within your field(s) of practice.

  • Clinical and technical areas of study.
  • Radiography.
  • Cross infection control.
  • Medical emergencies and CPR.
  • Emerging technologies and treatments.
  • CPD specific for your daily role(s).
  • Upskilling opportunities.

This online course offers 2 hours of verifiable CPD for the General Dental Council’s Enhanced CPD Scheme 2018.

Learn more about your CPD requirements


GIF Annual CPD Membership

Course Curriculum

  • What is a fire?
    5 minutes
  • Classes of fire
    5 minutes
  • Ignition sources
    5 minutes
  • The spread of fire
    5 minutes
  • Fire safety legislation in the UK
    5 minutes
  • The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
    5 minutes
  • Exceptions to the order
    5 minutes
  • Duties of the responsible person
    5 minutes
  • Case Study of Prosecution under the Fire Safety Order 2005
    5 minutes
  • How to safely prevent and deal with fires
    5 minutes
  • Fire risk assessments
    5 minutes
  • Types of fire fighting equipment
    5 minutes
  • Portable equipment – Fire extinguishers
    5 minutes
  • Water (Class A Extinguishers)
    5 minutes
  • Foam Fire Extinguishers
    5 minutes
  • ABC fire extinguishers
    5 minutes
  • CO2 Fire Extinguishers
    5 minutes
  • Dry Water Mist Extinguishers
    5 minutes
  • Fire Extinguishers- Do’s and Don’ts
    5 minutes
  • Fire Extinguishers – Things to Remember
    5 minutes
  • Portable Equipment – Fire Blanket
    5 minutes
  • Fixed firefighting systems – Fire hydrants
    5 minutes
  • Fixed firefighting systems – sprinkler systems
    5 minutes
  • Types of fire alarm systems
    5 minutes
  • Fire alarm Do’s and Don’ts
    5 minutes
  • What do need you need?
    5 minutes
  • Fire emergency evacuation plan
    5 minutes
  • Personal emergency evacuation plans
    5 minutes
  • Fire evacuation strategies
    5 minutes
  • Fire drills and training
    5 minutes
  • How to react to a fire
    5 minutes
  • On discovering a fire
    5 minutes
  • On hearing a fire alarm
    5 minutes
  • Case study of Bradford City Football Club 1985
    5 minutes
  • Who can be a Fire Warden?
    5 minutes
  • Fire Warden duties during a fire
    5 minutes
  • Fire statistics
    5 minutes
  • CQC and fire safety
    5 minutes
  • Summary – Fire Safety Awareness and Fire Warden Training
    5 minutes
  • Pre-Question Advice Preview
    1 minutes
  • Fire Safety Awareness and Fire Warden Training
    10 questions
  • Feedback & Reflective Learning Guidance
    5 minutes

Your GDPR Course includes

Up-to-date information

Our course material is both current and relevant; verified by leaders in the dental industry.

Various media

We use a combination of text, imagery, videos and presentations to help you get the most out of this course.

Course downloads

This course features documents for you to download and use in your dental practice.

Post-course feedback

Upon completion of the course you are required to complete a short feedback survey.

Frequently asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?

The course begins when you are ready. Although the course duration is 120 minutes, you can work at your own pace, and your progress is saved automatically.

How long do I have access to the course?

After you have successfully enrolled on the course, there is no limit on when you must complete the course by. 

Does the course have a test?

Yes. There is a short assessment at the end of the course. You must achieve 80% or more to pass the course. If you do not pass, you have the opportunity to review the content and re-take the assessment when you are ready.

Does the course offer a certificate upon completion?

Yes. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a personalised certificate. This is saved to your personal dashboard. You can download and print this certificate when you require it. In addition, you are also credited with a digital badge that will feature in your personal dashboard.

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