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Evacuation Planning

Course Overview

Everyone in the workplace plays a vital part in fire safety, but some individuals also have a legal responsibility to consider the needs of all of the people in a work premises, and to devise an appropriate evacuation plan relevant to the type of premises, usage and people.

This course is designed to help you to arrive at plans that are practical and efficient, so that everyone in the workplace will be safer in the event of a fire and legislative requirements are met.

Having completed this e-learning course, learners should be able to:

  • Show awareness of common facts and figures about fire and its effects
  • Demonstrate a detailed understanding of how fire starts and spreads
  • Explain briefly what the law says about fire safety responsibilities
  • Demonstrate understanding of how human behavior can help or hinder safe evacuation
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of fire warden responsibilities, including actions in the event of fire
  • Show clear knowledge of the factors to take into account when developing an evacuation plan
  • Carry out Personal or General Emergency Evacuation Planning (PEEPs and GEEPs)

The course also includes a downloadable checklist to help learners to apply their learning when creating and managing Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans.

Course Details

Lesson Plan

Areas covered include:

  • Introduction to evacuation strategies
  • Fire facts and figures
  • Fire science
  • Introduction to fire legislation
  • Assessing human factors
  • Staff roles in the event of a fire
  • Evacuation strategies
  • Assessment

Target Audience

This course is for people at work in businesses of all types and sizes who are responsible for planning evacuation in the event of a fire. It aims to provide a clear understanding of what should be taken into account to ensure safe evacuation for all staff.


The estimated duration of the course is one hour. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like.


On completion of this course you will be able to print a Fire Protection Association (FPA) certificate.

Entry Requirements

It is anticipated that learners will previously have completed an introductory fire safety awareness course.

Cost and Discounts

£30.00 + VAT (£36.00 inc. VAT)h3>

Discounts are available for multiple purchases - phone 01608 812 534, or email for details.

How it Works

The information below is specific to this particular course. If you would like a more general guide to how our purchasing and learning works please visit the Four Easy Steps page which should tell you all you need to know.

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This is an online course, all the training will be taken through your browser window. There will be no face-to-face sessions with instructors nor will you receive any training material through the post. If you wish you may print out any page of the training material, and may also print the notes you took during the training.

You can also revisit the training material at any time, even after you have completed the course.


The material for this course has been broken down into several smaller lessons, each lesson dealing with a specific area of the overall subject.

The lesson consist of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk you through the lesson material at a pace that suits you. Pages may also include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help you keep in touch and interested in the material.

Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be PAUSED and RESUMED at any stage. When all lessons in the course have been completed our system will realise and automatically record that you have successfully completed the course


This course is delivered fully online allowing you to learn at your own pace, however an average duration would be 1 hours.

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