Fire Marshal Training / Fire Warden Training

Our bespoke on-site fire marshal training gives delegates the knowledge they need to deal with the specific hazards of their own workplace.

At UK Fire Training, fire training safety professionals deliver in depth courses that comply with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, ensuring your company is compliant with current regulations. The aim of our fire marshal training is simple: to give your fire marshals the knowledge and skills they need to appropriately manage a fire incident in the workplace.

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Duration: Half day

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Group size: 12 per session

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IFE recognised Certificate of Attendance

Who Requires Fire Marshal Training?

Adequate fire training is essential for every person working in an organisation, company, or office building; especially so for the designated fire marshals or fire wardens. Those assigned to these roles have a responsibility towards the safety of others in your workplace, and it is essential and legally required that they complete specialised fire marshal training to prepare them for this demanding task.

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 states that it is the responsibility of the employer to nominate a sufficient number of competent persons to take on additional fire safety responsibilities, all of whom will require fire warden training. We have outlined the general rules for determining how many fire marshals you need to nominate in a page on the topic, but recommend that you contact us for further advice.

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Fire Marshal Training / Fire Warden Training Course Content

This IFE approved course has been designed to give comprehensive teaching in both theory and practical exercises including the opportunity to put out a real controlled fire using a fire extinguisher. Our fire marshal training explains the role of a fire marshal and the additional responsibilities they have, fully exploring each aspect.

The topics covered in the fire marshal training include:

  • Fire Safety Regulations

    Covers application of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and equivalent guidance for Scotland and Northern Ireland. Looks at the most applicable guides and how they apply in your workplace. Discusses all legal duties under the regulations and the need for a fire risk assessment.

  • Chemistry of fire

    Looks at the physical principles behind fire and how common sense precautions can reduce the chance of fire occurring.

  • Fire and smoke spread

    Looks at the speed of fire development and smoke spread in different situations and how this can be affected by building configuration, combustibles, oxygen sources and other factors.

  • Common causes of fire

    Looks at the range of preventable causes of fire in different environments and how Fire Marshals and other staff members can manage these. These include arson, faulty electrical equipment and portable heaters.

  • Building fire safety features

    Covers all of the features in a building that help maintain good fire safety including fire compartments and doors, extinguishers, emergency lighting, alarms and sprinklers.

  • Action on discovering a fire

    Considers your fire action notice and what all staff should do in an emergency. An essential part of the fire marshall training which helps staff respond correctly under the intense pressure of a fire.

  • Liaising with the Fire Brigade

    Considers the contact procedures and information that the emergency services require in the event of fire and looks at what you can do to prepare for their arrival as well as when they are on site.

  • Fire safety signs

    Looks at the range of signage legally required and the correct interpretation of these.

  • Evacuation procedures and methods

    Looks at emergency procedures in the context of your own workplace and the different groups of people at risk who need to be covered. Discusses staged and horizontal evacuation methods and looks at human behaviour in the event of a fire.

  • Evacuating people with special requirements

    Discusses legal requirements in this area and how to prepare Personal Emergency Escape Plans (PEEPS). Looks at the use of special equipment including evacuation chairs.

  • Routine fire safety checks

    Looks at the checks that fire marshals should do on a daily, weekly and more periodic basis. A fire safety checklist is supplied to all delegates at the end of the fire warden training course.

  • Fire safety records

    Looks at the importance of good record keeping including fire risk assessments, Personal Emergency Escape Plans (PEEPS), fire training records, fire service visits, routine checks and servicing of fire equipment.

  • Fire extinguisher training

    All courses have a fire extinguisher theory session. We also provide a hands-on session and the trainer brings a range of portable extinguishers for you to use. A “live fire” practical using a gas simulator training unit can also be provided.

  • Staff inductions

    Teaches fire marshalls how to bring new employees up to speed on all aspects of your workplace’s fire safety procedures.

Fire Warden Training Information

On-site fire marshal training takes account of your fire risk assessment and your emergency procedures and looks at all aspects of evacuation including means of escape, fire drills, fire exits and helping people with disabilities.

Our tutors can also discuss other emergencies such as bomb threats, as we always aim to customise the training so it is relevant to your site and your role. Amongst others we also offer specific fire extinguisher training, fire risk assessment training, and fire drill training courses for all staff.

All of the fire safety courses we offer at UK Fire Training are tailor-made to meet your specific requirements. Because the layout, requirements, and potential fire hazards vary from workplace to workplace at UK Fire Training we bring our tailor made fire marshal training to you, at your premises. All training is of the highest standard, delivered on-site by ex-fire-service safety trainers for maximum learning.

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Contact UK Fire Training

At UK Fire Training, our services are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Whatever your training or support requirements, we will endeavour to meet your needs.

To book a course or to find out more, call us today on 0800 216764, email us at or simply complete this enquiry form.

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