Fire Safety Measures in Houses in Multiple Occupation

£60.00 + VAT

Course Overview

Premises comprising several or multiple accommodation units can pose an increased risk from fire to the occupants, particularly if those premises are poorly designed, managed or maintained. This course introduces a number of fundamental topics that are key to the effective management of fire safety in Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs).

The course is completed online and concludes with a multiple choice assessment.

Having completed this e-learning course, learners will have developed an understanding of  :

  • Current legislation in relation to fire safety measures in HMOs and where to find further guidance
  • Who is legally responsible for fire safety in HMOs and who enforces the legislation
  • Common facts and figures about fire in HMOs and its effects
  • Who needs a licence, what conditions need to be met and what exemptions apply
  • The common causes of fire in HMOs and control measures
  • What managers can do to reduce the risk of fire in HMOs

Progression pathways are available for those wishing to further develop knowledge and understanding in order to carry out fire risk assessments of HMOs. Further information can be provided by the FPA.  

Course Details

Lesson Plan

  • Introduction to fire safety measures in HMOs
  • Introduction to legislation
  • Roles, responsibilities and methods of enforcement
  • The licensing process
  • Common causes of fire in HMOs and control measures
  • Fire safety management in HMOs
  • Assessment


It is estimated that this course will take approximately 120 minutes to complete (depending on learning speed). As the course comprises of a number of e-learning modules you can complete the training in convenient stages and revisit whenever you wish. The learning system will record your progress throughout.

Target Audience

This modular course has been designed for managers, landlords and those with an interest in fire safety measures in houses in multiple occupation (HMOs).

Entry Requirements

It is anticipated that learners are likely to have a basic awareness of the fundamentals of fire safety.  


On completion of this course you will be able to print a Fire Protection Association (FPA) certificate.