Fire Safety Unit


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

Bespoke fire awareness training

The Fire Safety Unit will conduct fire awareness training where necessary to meet the needs of individual units or departments where it is deemed appropriate to do so. Where this is required an application in writing should be made to the head of the Fire Safety Unit detailing what is required and the number of staff that require to be trained.


Fire extinguisher training

This is an external course supplied by Core Fire Protection please email with booking requests.

Fire Coordinators

Details of the topics covered in the Fire Coordinator course.

Fire Stewards

Details of the topics covered in the Fire Stewards course

Investigation of alerts, evacuation lift and emergency response training

Courses for university staff who are responsible for the safety of building users
Waiting Lists

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


Fire Safety Unit

  • Health and Safety Department
  • The University of Edinburgh

Contact details



2nd Floor
Charles Stewart House
9-16 Chambers Street

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