Who should attend?

A course designed specifically for those who have been, or will be appointed to carry out the duties of a Fire Warden or Fire Marshall.

Course outline:

Fire Warden / Marshall training will provide delegates with a greater awareness and understanding of the threat posed by fire, their personal responsibility in preventing an outbreak and the action to be taken should a fire occur. Fire Wardens / Marshalls can act as the eyes and ears of the person appointed to manage fire safety in the premises by constantly being alert to the hazards and associated risks of fire risks in their workplace and reporting any problems before they are allowed to develop. This presentation has been developed specifically to ensure Fire Wardens / Marshalls are equipped to recognise the principal potential fire risks in the workplace and the actions to take in the event of a fire. The course includes the theory of combustion, causes of fire and the correct way to tackle a fire using the fire extinguishers available.

Course Aim:

Although the role of the fire warden may differ from organisation to organisation, there are a number of key activities and actions that generally make up their responsibilities. This course aims to outline what they are likely to be. The requirements for fire safety management within workplace are set out in the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 and the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 in England and Wales.

Course Content and Objectives:

  • Current UK legislation & its effect on fire safety in your premises.
  • The number of fires and fire deaths
  • Risk assessment
  • Common causes of fire.
  • How fire starts and spreads.
  • Chemistry of fire.
  • Identifying hazards and protecting against fire.
  • Fire warden roles, duties & responsibilities.
  • Recognize the fire control measures within your workplace.
  • Extinguisher recognition (Theory & Practical)
  • How to select and use a fire extinguisher. (Theory & Practical)
  • What to do in the event of a fire.
  • Evacuation assembly points.
  • Fire drills / Alarms
  • Human factors
  • Fixed fire fighting installations (If applicable)

Course duration 3 Hours