Fire Risk Assessment and Fire Hazard Analysis


This online course will give you an understanding of the principles that govern risk-based approach to fire engineering.

The course will cover the following:

  • Definitions of terminology
  • Various risk-based approaches, including but not limited to SOFARP, ALARP, ANARP and their applications in various situations, either to address existing non-compliances
  • Practical application
  • exemplars of report requirements
  • Risk matrix
  • Application of ANARP table/discussions
  • Differing methodologies for documenting ANARP arguments

Learners who successfully complete this online course will be able to:

  • Evaluate the fundamental definition of risk as a hazard to which a consequence and probability are associated
  • Compare and contrast the various methodologies available, the pros and cons of each and ability to select the most appropriate for a given task or situation
  • Carry out standard hazard analysis and generate a risk assessment on a given scenario
  • Develop and prepare a risk assessment report to document findings
  • Review the concept of mitigation on a reasonably practicable basis, taking account of the measured risk and potential benefits associated with the solutions considered

Course Update

This course replaced DE6428 – Fire Risk Assessment and Fire Hazard Analysis; completion of DE6428 – Fire Risk Assessment and Fire Hazard Analysis will fulfil the same prerequisite requirements as DE6503 – Fire Risk Assessment and Fire Hazard Analysis.


  • Assignment 80%
  • Examination 20%

For information on examinations, including a full list of exam times see our examination information:

Examination information

Assessments for this course include an examination that you need to attend in-person.

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Computer and internet requirements

To complete this course you will need access to a laptop or desktop computer, reliable broadband internet connection and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content, and writing and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.

Work towards

You can do this course as part of these qualifications:

Certificate of Proficiency

Course availability over the next 12 months


March enrolment dates

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25 Feb 2025
10 Mar 2025
29 Jun 2025

July enrolment dates

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7 Jul 2025
26 Oct 2025