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We are pleased to share the following story from the website of the Construction Leadership Council (CLC).

A new free eCourse has been developed in partnership with Build UK and fire industry experts, with the aim of improving the sector’s knowledge of fire safety measures in buildings.

The CITB Fire Safety in Buildings eCourse has been created as a direct response to recommendations made by Working Group 2 WG2 part of the Competence Steering Group (CSG), devised to support the Grenfell Inquiry, as outlined in the Setting the Bar report.

One outcome from the Inquiry highlighted a need to increase awareness and create a more positive health and safety culture across industry, with the request that CITB produce a straightforward, low-cost training solution. The free course is easily accessible, allowing learners to study at their own pace, in the comfort of their own home.

CITB worked closely with industry to address the identified skills gap, creating the course in collaboration with WG2, Build UK, the Fire Protection Association, Association for Specialist Fire Protection, and the Fire Service College. Divided into five modules, it centres around: Grenfell, materials, fire protection, competence, and installation. It is suitable for anyone working in the design, construction, or maintenance of buildings, with a specific focus on installers, although learners will need a basic awareness of fire safety.

Find out more about Fire Safety in Buildings and get the skills needed to save lives.