Access and Facilities for Firefighters in Buildings

£30.00 + VAT

Course Overview

When designing new buildings, one way of meeting the functional requirements of current Building Regulations regarding access and facilities for the fire service to work premises is to consider the guidance included within Approved Document B (ADB).

This course is designed to provide an understanding of ADB guidance with regard to access and facilities for the fire service to buildings.

Having completed this e-learning course, learners should be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of the legal requirement and the role of ADB in meeting the legal requirement
  • Explain ADB guidance regarding fire mains and hydrants
  • Explain ADB guidance regarding vehicle access to a range of building scenarios
  • Explain ADB guidance regarding access into different types of buildings
  • Explain ADB guidance regarding venting from basements

Course Details

Lesson Plan

The course covers:

  • Legal requirements and sources of guidance
  • Fire mains and hydrants
  • Vehicle access
  • Fire fighter access
  • Venting from basements


The estimated duration of the course is one hour. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like, and there is no limit on how long you can take to do the course.

Target Audience

This course is suited to those with a responsibility for evaluating design submissions for new buildings with a view to identifying compliance or deviations from the guidance in ADB. It will be of relevance to Fire & Rescue Service inspecting officers and practitioners who are responsible for the formal assessment of the scope and suitability of plans.

Entry Requirements

It is anticipated that learners will have a good grounding in technical fire safety knowledge.


On completion of this course you will be able to download an FPA certificate.