Fire Safety Unit


The Fire Safety Unit provide a number of services to employees and represent the University to external organisations.

Fire Safety Management

This course is specifically intended for fire coordinators and fire stewards, however, it may be of interest to colleagues who have a managerial role.


The Fire Safety Unit run various fire safety related courses.

Commercial courses

We can provide various training courses on a commercial basis.

Fire safety awareness

Fire safety awareness course that all staff should undertake.

Fire Coordinators

Details of the topics covered in the Fire Coordinator course.

Fire Stewards

Details of the topics covered in the Fire Stewards course.

Fire extinguishers

Details of the topics covered in the fire extinguishers course.

Practical fire safety

We offer interactive fire simulation exercises during training courses using simulation equipment.

Places of public entertainment

Details of the topics covered in the places of public entertainment course.

Evacuation of disabled people

Details of the topics covered in the evacuation of disabled people course.

Occupiers responsibilities

Details of the topics covered in the Occupiers Resposibilities course

Course list

All courses can be access via the links on the left.

Waiting Lists

The Fire Safety Unit operates a waiting list for courses for those who cannot attend the scheduled or arranged courses. Personnel on the list are notified when suitable courses are sheduled.

By Arrangement

Fire Safety courses can be arranged for schools and departments on site providing there are sufficient numbers attending.

Fire Safety Unit

  • Health and Safety Department
  • The University of Edinburgh

Contact details



13 Infirmary Street

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