In Canada building owners are legally responsible for the fire safety of their properties. Our "Building Safety and Fire Prevention Training" offers building owners and managers essential fire and life safety training and knowledge that will give them the confidence to perform a fire safety self-assessment on specific low risk buildings for which they are responsible. Routine fire prevention assessment is an inexpensive form of preventive maintenance that is a sound asset protection strategy, increasing tenant safety, protecting your investment and decreasing building owners' liability.
In British Columbia the provincial government has proposed significant changes to legislation by introducing the Fire Safety Act. This new Act, which received Royal Assent on May 19, 2017, reminds building owners of their responsibility to ensure their buildings are meeting an acceptable level of fire safety code compliance. Municipalities will be mandated to implement a compliance monitoring system.
While it's up to each municipal jurisdiction to implement a compliance monitoring system, most will accomplish this by allowing trained building owners or managers to perform a fire safety self-assessment on their low risk, low hazard properties. Our Building Safety Fire Prevention Training provides this education for self-assessment!
- is based on the National Building and Fire Codes of Canada.
- has been developed and reviewed by Canadian fire service professionals.
- offers relevant and current fire prevention education in ten manageable units.
- is presented on a university quality learning platform that takes six to eight hours to complete.
- is a cost-effective way to gain valuable fire prevention education.
"Working in the Property Management field, fire testing is a mandatory part of our routine. With new regulations soon to be in place in British Columbia these new tools will be an asset to our organization, but most importantly to our clients and our tenants. The course provided me with knowledge I previously did not have and reinforced the rest. Each module was laid out in an easy to follow format and the information was invaluable."
Kim Sayer, Rowan Property Management, Duncan BC
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More information and Pricing
Please click here for a brochure about the program.
For more information about the proposed BC legislation and to review the new proposed Fire Safety Act please visit the Legislative Assembly website by clicking here.
The cost of the course is $339 plus applicable Canadian taxes (GST or HST). This includes access to the program for one year and unlimited technical assistance.
For a limited time we're offering a 50% discount! Enroll before September 30, 2017 and only pay $169 plus applicable Canadian taxes for access to the program for one year and unlimited technical assistance.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is a low risk, low hazard public building?
Small, light hazard commercial and residential buildings where there is a limited amount of combustible materials within the building, including furnishings, decorations, and contents. These occupancies may include small business or professional offices, small retail shops, small personal service shops like barbers, beauty salons, medical offices, etc. and residential occupanices three storeys or less. Assembly occupancies like churches, schools and restaurants may also be included..
How do I know if my building is suitable for this type of assessment?
In addition to being a low risk, low hazard occupancy, the building you assess should have a history of fire safety compliance or minor fire safety deficiencies that are easily overcome.
How long does the Building Safety Fire Prevention Training take to complete?
The online course takes approximately six to eight hours to complete, including the presentations and additional learning opportunities. Additional time may be required for the unit reviews and final exam.
Is there a textbook available once I register in the program?
Yes, there is a textbook available online to all registered students. The textbook may be printed for future reference.