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Fire Warden/Fire Marshall Course
In this course we introduce delegates to the risk from fire, the relevant legal framework and current HSE recommended best practice, as well as in-house company procedures.
This fire safety course is designed to give those with fire warden or fire marshall responsibility a sound footing in the process and procedures required. It will also be beneficial for others who may be nominated as deputies or alternates.
What Does This Course Cover?
The syllabus of the Fire Warden/Fire Marshall course covers relevant issues such as:
- The legal requirements - Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order
- Fire chemistry and behaviour
- Fire evacuation procedures
- Dealing with "vulnerable persons" - the use of Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEPs)
- Reporting procedure
- Current HSE/IFE best practice
Our health and safety consultants are qualified and experienced professionals with an appropriate background in fire safety and risk management.
All consultants are experienced in delivering engaging health and safety training, and hold professional membership of the chartered Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).
This course is primarily delivered in-house at your premises. The course content can be tailored to your specific requirements, taking into account the specific dangers and working practices of your particular company and industry. It can also be combined with one or more other courses to create a truly bespoke training programme for your employees.
For more information please call 0844 800 3295 or send us an online contact form with a description of your training requirements.
Frequently Asked Questions
The course will be delivered as a half day or one day course, depending upon the depth and level of knowledge required.
Each delegate will be issued with a workbook to assist them both during and after the course which will contain information and guidance.
The Fire Warden/Fire Marshall course is designed to be interactive, allowing delegates the opportunity to develop their skills with the support of the course tutor.
Delegates will be awarded a certificate of attendance upon successful completion of the course.
Our Fire Warden/Fire Marshall course is not currently scheduled as an open course. It is currently only available as an in-house course, where we come to your premises and deliver the training for a number of your employees. This allows the course content to be tailored to your specific workplace and employees.
For more information, and to discuss your training requirements further, please call us on 0844 800 3295 or send us an online contact form by clicking on the "Contact" tab at the top of the page.
The Role and Importance of a Fire Marshall
In the event of an emergency such as a fire, a well-devised plan which is carried about by competent individuals who are fully aware of their responsibilities and tasks can be the difference between life and death as it will facilitate an efficient and therefore speedier evacuation of the premises to get everyone to safety.
Assisting with a fire evacuation will be fire marshals. These should be pre-approved persons (i.e. not delegated with the task whilst a fire blazes around you!) who will carry out certain functions such as sweeping/checking areas of the building to ensure that everybody is out and clear of that particular area and are not trapped or simply ignoring the alarm.
As well as performing fire sweeps of the premises, fire marshals will also assist with the evacuation procedure. Depending upon the circumstances, people will have various emotions. Some may feel it is a false alarm, particularly if this happens fairly frequently, whilst others may be frightened if they can actually see a fire or smoke in the building. Their emotions may be hampering the escape effort if they are dawdling on panicking for example, and so it is the responsibility of the fire marshal to assist in providing clear instructions and to facilitate an orderly but speedy and efficient evacuation of the premises. Whilst workers should have received health and safety training and be aware of the fire procedures of the company, there may be visitors such as those who have come for a meeting who may not be familiar with where to go in the event of a fire, and these people may need assisting and directions.
Fire marshals should not only be appointed before a fire has started, but they should also be made known to workers in advance so that they know who to look to for instructions. Fire marshals who are made clearly visible such as wearing designated high-visibility clothing will enable people to easily identify them and know that they should be able to rely on the instructions and directions which they are providing.