Fire Protection
  I: Administrative Information   II: Course Details   III: Topical Outline(s)  Printable Version
Section I: Administrative Information
  Total hours: 48.0
Credit Value: 3.5
Credit Value Notes: N/A
Effective: Spring/Summer 2021
Prerequisites: N/A
Corequisites: N/A
Equivalents: N/A
Pre/Co/Equiv Notes: N/A

Program(s): Occupational Health and Safety
Program Coordinator(s): N/A
Course Leader or Contact: N/A
Version: 20210517_00
Status: Approved (APPR)

Section I Notes: This is a course offered through OntarioLearn. Access to the course materials will be through OntarioLearn.com and you will be sent an email with your login details.

Section II: Course Details

Detailed Description
The risk of fire is a threat to health, safety and the delivery of services. Students learn specific information related to fire and life safety. Topics include the chemistry and physics of fire, building design for life safety, and other aspects of fire and life safety. Applicable legislation related to fire and life safety is also covered.

Program Context

Occupational Health and Safety Program Coordinator(s): N/A
This is a mandatory course for the Occupational Health and Safety Program.

Course Critical Performance and Learning Outcomes

  Critical Performance:
By the end of this course, students will have demonstrated the ability to:
Learning Outcomes:

To achieve the critical performance, students will have demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Recognize, describe, evaluate and control occupational health hazards in the workplace.
  2. Identify the impact of social, global, technological, environmental changes and trends in the safety and health industry.
  3. Analyze and manage processes related to occupational safety and health and legislation, Canadian federal and Ontario provincial legislation, National Fire Code and international standards.

Evaluation Plan
Students demonstrate their learning in the following ways:

 Evaluation Plan: ONLINE
 Discussion Forum20.0%

Evaluation Notes and Academic Missed Work Procedure:
LATE ASSIGNMENTS Students are responsible for meeting all course deadlines with respect to assignments, projects, and examinations.  Assignments are due on the date specified on the course calendar and in the format indicated in assignment descriptions. All late assignments will be subjected to an immediate 10% penalty.  The Student may submit the work within five days of the due date with a 10% penalty per day.  After five days the assignment will not be accepted and a mark of zero will be recorded. In cases of a medical or compassionate issue which prevents the student from submitting an assignment, the facilitator is to be informed at least one day prior to the scheduled date by email and accompanying documentation may be required in order for the assignment to be rescheduled.  If the issue prevents contact with the facilitator ahead of time, the student must present documentation as soon as they are able to resume their studies. All Brightspace quizzes need to be completed in the time frame indicated by the online facilitator and/or in the course.  Please note that there are no extensions or rewrites of electronic and/or publisher website quizzes, unless documentation is provided that clearly states that the student was unable to write the quiz in this time frame.

Provincial Context
The course meets the following Ministry of Colleges and Universities requirements:


Essential Employability Skills
Essential Employability Skills emphasized in the course:

  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition
PLAR Contact (if course is PLAR-eligible) - Office of the Registrar
Students may apply to receive credit by demonstrating achievement of the course learning outcomes through previous relevant work/life experience, service, self-study and training on the job. This course is eligible for challenge through the following method(s):

  • Challenge Exam and Portfolio
    Notes:  This course is delivered through OntarioLearn at ontariolearn.com and is hosted by (Algonquin College) AL-FIR8441.

Section III: Topical Outline
Some details of this outline may change as a result of circumstances such as weather cancellations, College and student activities, and class timetabling.
Instruction Mode: Online
Professor: Multiple Professors
RequiredTextbookFire Inspector Principles and Practice, Revised 1st Edition, National Fire Protection Association, Jones and Barlett Learning, Revised 1st, ISBN 9781284137743, The publisher has packaged an Advantage Access Card with all new copies of the text. The Advantage A

Applicable student group(s): Continuing and Professional Studies Students.
Course Details:

Identify the impact of social, global, technological and industrial changes in the workplace.

  • Understand diverse behaviour - based safety in the workplace
  • Understand the issues related to legislations and international agreements
  • Understand the impact of diversification / downsizing / automation & economy on the workplace

Identify and examine emerging trends in: Management practices Labour practices Workplace OHS practicesOHS statistics.

  • Understand general managerial & labour functions
  • Understand Safety & Health Culture
  • Understand managerial / labour responsibilities for Health and Safety issues

Identify Health and safety programs associated with current impact and trends in the workplace.

  • Select appropriate tools for needs identification & analysis
  • Develop and implement OHS programs
  • Effective decision – making skills

Discuss unique characteristics, role and concerns of Management and Labour in Occupational Health and safety area.

  • Effective communication skills
  • Staff motivation
  • Effective performance appraisals
  • Appropriate disciplinary actions / mechanisms

Identify areas of conflict between Management and Labour practices.

  • Conflict Resolution skills / Diffusing techniques
  • Behaviour - based Safety
  • Problem – solving skills / strategies

Identify the impact of the new work environment on Health & Safety.

  • Effective "Change Management / Process"
  • Critical Thinking

Identify " Environmental Hypersensitivity" and its impact on the workplace.

  • Understand the responsibilities of Management & Labour in the effective management of EH in the workplace

Identify Risk Management, and its application using Risk Assessment Frameworks.

  • Understand the Risk assessment Determination Model
  • Understand the components of Risk Assessment
  • Effective Risk Communication skills

Sheridan Policies

All Sheridan policies can be viewed on the Sheridan policy website.

Academic Integrity: The principle of academic integrity requires that all work submitted for evaluation and course credit be the original, unassisted work of the student. Cheating or plagiarism including borrowing, copying, purchasing or collaborating on work, except for group projects arranged and approved by the professor, or otherwise submitting work that is not the student's own, violates this principle and will not be tolerated. Students who have any questions regarding whether or not specific circumstances involve a breach of academic integrity are advised to review the Academic Integrity Policy and procedure and/or discuss them with the professor.

Copyright: A majority of the course lectures and materials provided in class and posted in SLATE are protected by copyright. Use of these materials must comply with the Acceptable Use Policy, Use of Copyright Protected Work Policy and Student Code of Conduct. Students may use, copy and share these materials for learning and/or research purposes provided that the use complies with fair dealing or an exception in the Copyright Act. Permission from the rights holder would be necessary otherwise. Please note that it is prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote. It is also prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own or your own work with the intent to assist others in cheating on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote.

Intellectual Property: Sheridan's Intellectual Property Policy generally applies such that students own their own work. Please be advised that students working with external research and/or industry collaborators may be asked to sign agreements that waive or modify their IP rights. Please refer to Sheridan's IP Policy and Procedure.

Respectful Behaviour: Sheridan is committed to provide a learning environment that supports academic achievement by respecting the dignity, self-esteem and fair treatment of every person engaged in the learning process. Behaviour which is inconsistent with this principle will not be tolerated. Details of Sheridan's policy on Harassment and Discrimination, Academic Integrity and other academic policies are available on the Sheridan policy website.

Accessible Learning: Accessible Learning coordinates academic accommodations for students with disabilities. For more information or to register, please see the Accessible Learning website (Statement added September 2016)

Course Outline Changes: The information contained in this Course Outline including but not limited to faculty and program information and course description is subject to change without notice. Any changes to course curriculum and/or assessment shall adhere to approved Sheridan protocol. Nothing in this Course Outline should be viewed as a representation, offer and/or warranty. Students are responsible for reading the Important Notice and Disclaimer which applies to Programs and Courses.

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