Fire Safety Unit

Building fire safety

Building fire safety course for university staff

The Building Fire Safety course is provided for all persons nominated with ‘local’ fire safety-related roles (Building Managers, Fire Coordinators, and Fire Stewards) and is designed to provide information and guidance on the management of fire safety at a ‘local’ level and how it interfaces with the wider University community. In addition to proving information, instruction, and guidance for those nominated to undertake one or more of these roles, the training also covers ‘why fire safety is important’, ‘basic fire prevention’, and 'the actions to take in the event of a fire’.

Course duration

The course lasts 1.5 hours. Please arrive promptly for the start time.

Booking onto the course

University personnel who wish to fulfil a local fire safety role or would like to attend refresher training can book a course on People and Money - the links to available courses will be posted here:


Fire Safety - Fire Steward Training, 30 January 2024, 10.00 - 11:00


Fire Safety - Fire Coordinator Training, 30 January 2024, 11.30 - 12:30


If there are no courses available please contact the Fire safety unit to join the waitlist. If there are more than 10 people in your department requiring training and availability allows we may be able to organise a course in your building.


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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