There are many acts and regulations that affect officers working in the area of fire safety. On completion of this module delegates will have a good working knowledge of:

  • Fire services Act 1981 and 2003
  • Licensing
  • Building Control Act 1990 and 2007
  • Multi Unit Development Act 2011
  • Dangerous Substances Act 1972 and Regulations
  • Part XVI Planning and Development Act and SI 264 of 2015
  • Explanations as to what each piece of legislation deals with powers, prosecutions, offences and penalties
  • Various notices the Fire Authority may serve

On completion of this module, delegates will be able to:

  • Create and maintain best practice standards in record keeping and note taking
  • Distinguish between facts, inferences and opinions
  • Understand the difference between notes, statements and reports
  • Write reports that identify and deal with relevant issues and facts
  • Instruct the solicitor

On completion of this module, delegates will be able to:

  • Understand trial procedure
  • Consider the process of giving evidence and how best to prepare
  • Appreciate the differences between examination-in-chief, cross-examination and re-examination
  • Consider the techniques used by lawyers in cross-examination
  • Analyse how to handle cross-examination, in particular getting across the whole truth
  • Experience cross-examination in the witness box, and receive feedback based on assessment criteria, covering content, structure and presentation

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