Apprenticeship standard: business fire safety advisor

Describes the job role an apprentice will be doing and the skills required of them by the fire & rescue sector.


Apprenticeship standard for a business fire safety advisor

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This document is relevant to:

  • employers wanting to recruit an apprentice
  • training organisations working with employers to make the apprenticeships available

The approved standard outlines the skills, knowledge and behaviours required of the apprentice and the job they will need to be able to do by the time they have completed their apprenticeship.

This standard is not yet ready to use.

An apprenticeship standard is only available for delivery when both the standard and assessment plan is approved and a funding band (core government contribution) has been assigned to the standard.

Under our reforms, employer-designed standards will replace frameworks over the course of this parliament.

Employers involved in creating this standard

If you’d like to get involved and contribute to the development of the business fire safety advisor standard, please read the guidance for trailblazers, and email the trailblazer contacts: or

The standard for a business fire safety advisor was developed by:

  • Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service
  • Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes Fire & Rescue Service
  • Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue Service
  • Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service
  • Dorset Fire & Rescue Service
  • East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service
  • London Fire Brigade
  • Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service
  • Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue Service
  • Cumbria Fire & Rescue Service
  • Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service
  • Humberside Fire & Rescue Service
  • Kent Fire & Rescue Service
  • Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service
  • Avon Fire & Rescue Service
  • Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service
  • Bedfordshire Fire & Rescue Service
  • County Durham Fire & Rescue Service
  • Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service
  • Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service
  • Skills for Fire & Rescue Service
  • Royal Air Force Fire Service
  • Fire Protection Association
  • The Fire Officers Association