Training in Vehicle Fire Safety and Risk Management

RISE Safety & Transport - Fire Research offers training courses in vehicle fire safety and risk management. On June 13, 2019 we offer a full day course with the following programmes:

  • Vehicle Fire Safety
  • Vehicle Fire Risk Management

Below you can read more about the educational framework, including course descriptions, learning outcomes and course content.


Vehicle Fire Safety

This is a fundamental course that is relevant to vehicle manufacturers, operators, insurers, system suppliers, maintenance and service suppliers as well as emergency and rescue services. Completion of this course will give students awareness and appreciation of a broad spectrum of fire safety aspects related to vehicles. Participants will be learning about the following topics:

  • An introduction to vehicle fires: fire and fire development, fire risks in vehicles, the effect of fuel, heat sources, elementary heat transfer, material fatigue, fuel types, oxygen concentrations and more.
  • Fires in vehicles: difficulties and risks when a vehicle burns, common fire origins, typical fire causes and their effect
  • Vehicle fire safety: facilitating vehicle fire safety through construction, maintenance, operation and safety systems as well as an introduction to fire risk management

Vehicle Fire Risk Management

Risk management plays a crucial role in controlling the risk for vehicles catching fire. This course mostly considers qualitative risk management and focusses on physical inspections and appropriate routines for your organisation. It is particularly relevant to maintenance and service suppliers, vehicle manufacturers and operators as well as system suppliers and installers. In this course, attendees will learn about the following:

  • Vehicle fire hazards: hazard zones and typical fire causes.
  • Basic vehicle technology: electric circuits, batteries, electric cables, starter circuit and components, hydraulic systems, pneumatic systems, cooling systems, lubrication systems, petrol-engine fuel systems, exhaust systems, brakes, tires etc.
  • Risk identification: aged and new vehicles, risks associated with different vehicle systems, how to perform a visual inspection according SP Method 5289, recommended tools, practical examples and exercises.
  • Risk estimation: risk issues, failure mode and effect analysis, measuring identified risks, practical examples and exercises.
  • Risk evaluation: rating and prioritising risks, risk assessment template, practical examples and exercises
  • Risk reduction: mitigation, hierarchy of reduction measures, action plan, changes to installations or vehicle and periodic review, practical examples and exercises
  • Documentation: risk management report according to SP Method 5289, risk assessment template examples, photography during inspection.


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