Course Title: Fire Safety

Taught in: English and Welsh

Target audience: Landlords


This course has been developed by Rent Smart Wales in collaboration with the North Wales Fire and Rescue Service the Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service and the South Wales Fire and Rescue Service.


The main objectives of the course are:

  • To improve your knowledge of your legal duties in regard to fire safety.

  • Understand your obligations in relation to fire safety precautions on houses of multiple occupancy.

  • To help you to understand the steps required to carry out a fire safety risk assessment.
  • Understand your legal requirements in relation to gas safety, electrical safety, furniture and furnishings and smoking.    

This course aims to provide a general awareness of fire safety within the Private Rented Sector (PRS). It is not designed to give you specific training or competence to carry out fire risk assessments or use of fire-fighting equipment. This course covers the broad principles of fire safety but does not aim to address issues that are specific to your circumstances. You should always take expert advice if you have any doubts about your competence to carry out fire safety related tasks.


This course covers the following topics:

1 - Introduction

2 - General Fire Safety

3 - Management of Houses in Multiple Occupations (Wales) Regulations 2006

4 - Fire Risk Assessment

5 - Gas Safety

6 - Electrical Safety

7 - Furniture and Furnishings (Fire Safety) Regulations 1988

8 - Smoking and the Health Act 2006

9 - Summary



The assessment is made of 10 multi-choice questions. You will need to achieve a score of 70% (7 correct answers) to pass the assessment and complete the course.

You will need to complete the assessment in one go. Unlike the course modules where you can save your progress and return to it at a later date, this is not possible on the assessment.

Please make sure you read the question and the respective answers before you make your selection.

Cost (per person): Free

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