PG Diploma Program

Advanced Diploma in Fire & Industrial Safety Management

Relevance of the Course

Fire & Industrial Safety Management has assumed great importance in the context of growing urbanization of the State. The Factories Act was enacted with the sole aim of creating better and safe working conditions and environment for the workers in a factory and ensuring that the welfare and safety measures put in place to safeguard the physical and mental well-being of the workers are consistently followed. Among other welfare measures regarding workers, the safety of the workers while working in the factory is of the most importance, and the statute aims to reduce the number of industrial accidents, deaths, diseases, and there are other health hazards that are faced by factory workers. The provisions with respect to the appointment of safety officers and their duties arrested the direction to ensure the safety of factory workers. A safety officer is required to be employed mandatorily in a factory with 1000 or more workers or if the state government believes that a factory has a requirement for a safety officer due to the dangerous nature of the manufacturing processes and operations of the factory. The duty of the safety officer extends from ensuring the practice of safety measures in the factory to conducting seminars related to safety or to inspect the machinery or industrial accidents and deaths, among other things. Flouting the mandate of appointing a safety officer in factories that are required to appoint one can lead to penalties.

High risk buildings, Commercial complexes, IT sector, Multiplex, Private medical institutes and Nursing homes, Industrial establishments in the large as well as MSME sectors must have modern safety system and monitoring practice on a regular basis as per the West Bengal Fire Service Act, 1950 amended in 1996.

The course, Advanced Diploma in Fire & Industrial Safety Management, was introduced by IISWBM first time in the eastern region of the country, in keeping with the Government of West Bengal's objectives to provide employment in the fields hitherto uncovered having great societal needs.

It is not only important to have in place the necessary amount of safety equipments in an establishment, but it is also equally important to have properly trained Safety Manager/Supervisor to effectively maintain the same.

Section 40B of the Factories Act of 1948 makes it imperative for factory owners to appoint safety officers in every factory subject to certain condition. Furthermore, the West Bengal Fire Service Act is being amended to mandatorily appoint a qualified fire safety manager in addition to providing stringent fire protection and detection systems in any high risk establishment to look after the fire & life safety matters of the occupants.

The Course Objectives

This course has four key objectives:

  • To equip manpower to deal with inspecting the plant to ensure that the working conditions environment of the plant is safe for the workers and that the processes and operations followed by the workers while working in the factory are not a dangerous or hazardous risk to their safety and health.
  • To train manpower to explore the various possibilities of preventing fire & disasters and taking necessary precautions against fire and to lessen the disaster and health hazards and provide right counsel for ensuring total safety and health of the society at large.
  • To ensure that the company is in compliance and adheres to Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) guidelines.
  • To give increased emphasis on specific skills development at the post graduate level with potential for employment.

Coverage of the Course

The course is affiliated by the West Bengal State Council of Technical & Vocational Education and Skill Development (WBSCTVESD).

The course on Fire & Industrial Safety Management has been designed by a team of renowned professionals and academia drawn from the Directorate of Factories, West Bengal Fire and Emergency Services, Government of West Bengal and IISWBM in keeping with the objectives of the Government of West Bengal to give increased emphasis on specific skills development at the post graduate level with potential for employment.

Our Course Content includes both theoretical and practical orientation. Students undergoing Fire & Industrial Safety Management course will receive hands-on practical/laboratory training from the Institute of Fire Services, Government of West Bengal, Silpara, Behala.

Course Highlights

  • Fundamentals of Industrial Safety
  • Fundamentals of Fire Science & Engineering
  • Life Safety Measures
  • Industrial Safety Management
  • Fire Risk Assessment
  • Designing and Implementation of Fire Detection & Alarm System
  • Application of Autocad
  • Active and Passive Fire Prevention & Control System
  • Fire & Industrial Safety Management Legislations
  • Safety Audit
  • Behaviour-Based Safety
  • Soft Skill Development
  • Mock Drill
  • Excellent Placement Opportunity

Added Benefits

Department organizes various field visits to enrich students with current state-of-the-art techniques on Fire and Industrial Safety Measures, Plant/Building Layout, Storage and Process Details, Fire Risk Analysis, Fire & Industrial Safety Management, Contingent Planning, Fire and Life Safety Systems in Highrise Residential Building, Business Building, Shopping Mall/Departmental Store/Mixed Occupancy, Starred Hotel, Hospital/Nursing Home, Educational Building, Warehouse, Fire Station, Chemical Plant, Thermal Power Station, Refinery/Petrochemical Industry, Airport, Jute/Cotton Mill, Iron & Steel Plant, Manufacturing Industry, etc.

Case study based discussions are conducted by the industry experts.

Students will be guided to undertake project and dissertation work in each semester on current related issues of safety.

Various projects are also conducted by the Department on Safety Audit, where students are involved from the stage of data collection upto analysis and report writing. Thus students are groomed to make suitable for current needs of the recruiters.

I. Fire & Industrial Safety Management


Graduate in Engineering/Science or its equivalent from recognized University or Diploma in Engineering recognized by AICTE or Board of Technical Education.

Selection Procedure

The applicants for the admission to the Fire & Industrial Safety Management Course short-listed on the basis of academic performance would be required to appear for Group Discussion and Personal Interview. Total strength of the students to be admitted is 30 (Thirty) only.

Admission Process

  • Option I Online application through Debit/ Credit Card/UPI/Net Banking/Bharat-QR
  • Option II Collect the Admission Brochure and Application Form from the reception counter of IISWBM against cash payment of Rs. 500/-.

Course Structure

1st Semester:

2nd Semester:

  • Students' View

  • Sitisiddhartha Mandal, B.Tech in Electrical Engineering

    Though I had a good academic background, I was facing problems getting a suitable job. But, when I came to know about the Fire Safety Management course of IISWBM, finally decided to pursue the coursein the session 2013-14and after completion of the course, I got a chance to work with SiddhaGroup throughcampus interview. Now gradually, I am gaining experience and keep lifting myself up in industry.Thank You IISWBM for Introducing such a good job-oriented Course.

  • Swati Dhar, MA

    I pursued Fire Safety Management coursefrom IISWBM in thesession 2017-18.Now I am working as an Entrepreneur in Fire Safety Industry. Besides this, I am now engaged with various social activities. I conduct Fire Safety Audit for various high risk establishments. I am getting involved in imparting fire safety training to students of various schools and colleges, even to offices. I am closely working with fire safety awareness programme in association with Fire &Security Association of India (FSAI), Rotary Club and Durga pujo committees of Kolkata for disseminating knowledge that I have acquired from IISWBM. Thank you, IISWBM for making proper value addition in my professional career. It has indeed helped me for proper grooming and positioning me for taking up a challenging venture.

  • Saikat Chatterjee, MA in English

    After completion of my Masters in English, I had taken admission in Fire Safety Management course at IISWBM in the session 2016-17. With the help and guidance of our world class faculty members, I stood First in the order of merit and became a Safety Executive in an MNC. After working for 9 months,suddenly there was a chance to become a part of West Bengal Fire and Emergency Services Department and was appointed there in the year 2018. Thus the course of Fire Safety Management is helping me to establish myself in my career and to perform my duty properly with the help of the knowledge and guidance which I achieved from IISWBM.

  • Dipanjan Mitra, Diploma in Civil Engineering

    After pursuing Diploma in Civil Engineering and having knowledge about CAD Designing, I was looking for a specialization for better professional opportunities in my career. The Advanced Diploma in Fire Safety Management - Post Graduate course offered by IISWBM in the session 2015-16 under quite positive guidance of Pioneers of the Fire Sector in India helped me a lot to improve my knowledge. Practical training in our curriculum also helped me to gather in-depth hands-on experience on the subject. Industrial visit was also arranged for betterunderstanding the practical implementation.Before finishing the course I've also got the opportunity of having on-campus placement in a renowned organization.

  • Shantanu Banerjee, B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering

    After graduation in Mechanical Engineering, I have done my Diploma in Industrial Safety from West Bengal State Council of Technical Education. I have worked in several construction projects with renowned MNCs like L&T, TCE, CholaMS Risk Service, Lafarge, etc. as a Safety Officer, from where I came to know about the vivid requirements of Fire Safety in projects as well as in operational Buildings. So I did my Advanced Diploma in Fire Safety Management from IISWBM in the session 2016-17. The syllabus and practical approach guided by the renowned Professors are simply superb and quite effective in Industrial field. This course helped me to work as a Fire Officer in one of the topmost leading IT company. Thank you Sarbani Mitra Madam of IISWBM for providing me this platform to succeed in my professional field.

  • Ankur Jana, B. Tech in Mechanical Engineering

    I, Ankur Jana, have undergone my schooling at St.Xavier's School, Haldia with 80% and 75% in MP and HS respectively. Then I have passed B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from WBUT with a CGPA of 7.72. After that I have passed ADFSM from IISWBM in session 2014-15 with 75% marks. After getting placed professionally, I have been working as a Design Engineer at TTS CONSULTANT for 6 years and then as a Project Engineer at SIEMENS for 1 year. Presently, I am working as a BIM Engineer-Fire Protection System at CANAM KOLKATA INC.

  • Supradipta Mondal, B. Sc in Zoology

    In my ADFSM course in session 2014-15, I got a job L&T Construction through campus interview.They selected me but my monthly salary was only Rs. 6500/-. I did not get any joining letter from them, they just told to join at their site office. Then I had no clear idea about the joining process and as I was fresher, so I joined as advised by them and at that time I needed a job to backup my family.After joining I came to know that it was an electrical project and after few monthI got to know that Iwas a casual site safety steward in their Electrical work site. I knew thatafter one/two year when their project will close, they will simply remove me,then I was very hopeless.But I got an honest senior, who made me skilled on electrical safety and I tried my level best to be a perfect electrical safety supervisor. Accordingly,I learntto work in field over every point. After the completion of the project, they removed me after one and half year of my joining. Later, I put down my CV to NCC Ltdand after checking of my skill on electrical safety, they selected me as a safety engineer/ Safety Officer and offered me to join as a permanent staff at their electrical project DDUGJY in West Bengal.I handled the Big project gladly with my knowledge and at last after the completion of that large electrical project, NCC transferred me to Bangalore on Sept, 2020 in Under Ground Electrical project.I am very happy in my present job, as it is a model project of Central Govt and giving honour to my company NCC, that they have given the scope to learn me at this model project.Now Ihave developed myselfin the job of electrical safety besides fire safety.

  • Harpal Singh, BA

    After graduation, I pursued Advance Diploma in Fire Management from IISWBM in the session 2015-16 and Certificate course in Construction Safety in State Labour Institute, Kolkata. After pursuing ADFSM from IISWBM, my first job was TCS Gitanjali Park, Kolkata as a Fire Technician(2016 to 2017). After that I joined in Times of India Office under Securapvt. Limited, Kolkata as a Fire Safety Officer(2017 to 2018).I am glad to mention that now I am working in Rashmi Metaliks Limited, Kharagpur, W.B. as a Sr. Fire Officer.

  • Arka Mitra, B.Sc.

    After passingB.Sc from Calcutta University in 2014, I joined ADFSM in IISWBM in the session 2017-18.After passing out from IISWBM, I got placed in Imagenous Engineering Pvt Ltd from the College placement cell, which helped to launch my career in Fire Detection System as an Design & Project Executive. Currently I am working in Johnson's Controls Pvt Ltd as an Engineer Support Specialist based in Bangalore.I am glad that I got the opportunity to associate myself with this prime institute and set my career on the right path under the proper guidance of our valuable professors.

  • SurojitMahato, B. Tech in Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering

    After completing my Engineering, I was planning to choose another career option to move in rather than the IT industry. Listening to lots of sources, I decided to take admission on a newly started course on Fire Safety Management at IISWBMin the session 2014-15, one of the reputed colleges in Kolkata. This course was introduced also by the Govt of West Bengal. We had been taught by very high officials of govt employees and also got Practical training at IFS Kolkata. After completion of my course, I got placed at Larsen & Toubro Ltd through college campus interview& right now I am looking after Project Coordinator Safety post in an MNC company. It's a great experience on the journey from college to a professional career.

  • Krishnendu Sarkar, B.Com (H)

    Whole-time Director of his own Company, graduated with a Bachelor Degree from the Calcutta University. He is also Advanced Diploma Holder in Fire Safety Management from IISWBM in the session 2013-14. He heads the marketing and commercial departments of his Company. Mr. Sarkar joined the Board of Directors of the Company since incorporation. He had been elected as Secretary for FSAI, Kolkata Chapter for the period of 2020-22. As a market entrepreneur, he has proved that ‘sky is the limit’, if you are 100% passionate and dedicated in your field of journey.


    It is pertinent to mention here that course structure of Advanced Diploma in Fire Safety Management has been re-designed as "Advanced Diploma in Fire & Industrial Safety Management (ADFISM)" from the current session 2023-24 for the purpose of increasing employability of passed-out candidates and adding more visibility.