Business Fire Safety Advisor End-Point Assessment (EPA)

End-Point Assessment (EPA) is a key point in the career of your apprentices, and vital that levy-paying employers get the process right by working with the best EPAO to suit their needs. A trusted Business Fire Safety Advisor EPA ensures that your workforce has the skills and competencies to deliver in their role and support public safety.

The role of an Apprentice Business Fire Safety Advisor

Apprentice Business Fire Safety Advisors typically work in Fire and Rescue Services throughout England and are an important part of the apprentice workforce. Qualified Business Fire Safety professionals visit premises to assess risks and hazards associated with fire, vital for Fire and Rescue Services to support fire-prevention initiatives for the public.

Fire Safety Advisor EPA | SFJ Awards

Business Fire Safety staff help businesses by evaluating measures in place to keep their premises safe, offering advice and education, and supporting businesses to act on recommendations. The role involves a variety of work including visiting businesses and working together with other agencies to actively support and promote business safety. The role includes promotional work at community events, and reactive work after incidents to raise awareness.

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What does the EPA involve?

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Our hands-on EPA team will support you on your road to successfully deliver a highly skilled fire safety workforce.

SFJ Awards is the leading Fire and Rescue EPAO

As the leading Fire and Rescue EPAO (End-Point Assessment Organisation) in England, we offer impartial, robust, and supportive solutions to help employers guide their apprentices through EPA for the Business Fire Safety Apprenticeship.

  • Our expert assessors have significant sector experience and take a customer-focused approach, helping us to deliver a first-class End-Point Assessment (EPA) service. The comprehensive support we provide to all of our EPA customers includes a virtual information session for your staff, delivered by sector specialists, to bring the EPA to life, answer any queries and to support them when preparing apprentices for EPA.
  • To enable the EPA to run smoothly, apprentices are registered with us using Odyssey Online, our online learner management system. Using Odyssey, you will be able to register apprentices one at a time or in bulk, and the system will provide real time management reports, which include information on an apprentice’s progress and achievements.

Workplace Apprenticeship Co-ordinator from the Fire & Rescue sector said:

“The support from SFJ Awards was exceptional from start to finish. Not just the final two days of EPA, but all the preparation work that was provided by Kit Salt, Nichola Gutteridge and the bookings team, which helped us even before we were entering the EPA process. They supported us to understand what to expect, how to get the best out of our apprentices and this was a massive help.”

Read how we continued to deliver EPA throughout 2020

Extra guidance for EPA when you work with SFJ Awards

We want to make sure that, as an employer, you receive the best possible guidance and support throughout your EPA journey, to make sure that you have the best experience in readiness for the assessment of your apprentices. Our dedicated team help employers planning EPA by going the extra mile with:

  • Ongoing guidance before your EPA, including unlimited access to speak to our EPA team, and an on-site visit from our EPA Service Manager.
  • Access to an e-portal that enables you to carefully track your apprentices’ goals and achievements, from registration and gateway through to certification.
  • Qualified and recommended Independent Assessors who conduct the EPA Observation and EPA Professional Discussion.
  • Access to online or paper-based knowledge tests to help ensure your apprentices have gained the right level of expertise to do their role.
  • Robust quality assurance processes give our EPA customers complete peace of mind.
  • Results and detailed feedback for your apprentices, irrespective of the outcome of their EPA.
  • An EPA checklist that helps you throughout the process, making sure you’ve covered all the essentials to be ready for EPA.

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We understand the challenges for fire sector apprenticeships and training. Our specialists in apprenticeships and fire sector EPA will work collaboratively with you as a trusted partner throughout the assessment process.

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