Introduction to Fire Safety for Property Managers

This course is provided for block managers looking to learn the basics of fire safety for residential buildings. It gives basic information for managing the fire risks of common parts of blocks of flats and delves into the essential grounding of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. At the end of this course, you will understand who is responsible for what and why in terms of fire safety and will have a basic knowledge of the changes happening in this all-important area of block management.


This course is suitable for those who are new to managing fire safety in residential property. This course would also be suitable for those in lettings moving into residential leasehold management.


  • Fire Safety law and the requirements for fire risk assessments.
  • Understanding a fire risk assessment.
  • Requirements and implementation of systems to manage fire safety in residential buildings.
  • Legal issues and enforcement of fire safety. 

The course is not designed to enable you to:

  • Provide competent advice or health and safety assistance as required in legislation.
  • Undertake a detailed fire risk assessment as required in legislation.


This course is provided by the Association of Residential Managing Agents and course bookings will need to be made through registered accounts at


ARMA member cost: £195 +VAT
Non-member cost: £270 +VAT

Discount Code

ARLA Propertymark members can enter the code ARLA19 into the Pass Code field of the registration form to pay ARMA Member rate, saving you £75+VAT. 


The course dates are available on the ARMA website.

Courses are usually held in London or Manchester.

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Level: Foundation 
CPD: 7 hours

face to face

Face to Face

Course Provider

David Whitney, Block Management Trainer


The Association of Residential Managing Agents (ARMA) is the leading trade association for companies that manage private residential leasehold blocks of flats in England and Wales.

ARMA promotes high standards of leasehold management by providing advice, training and guidance to its members. ARMA also produces guidance materials for leaseholders and residents’ management companies whilst campaigning for improvements in legislation governing the leasehold sector. More information on the Association can be found at