Give your competent persons a fire marshal training qualification to help manage their fire safety responsibilities.
Each workplace should have an adequate number of fire marshals (also known as fire wardens) who are responsible for certain areas of the workplace.
This course provides a valuable overview of fire safety and the responsibilities of competent persons/fire marshals in the workplace.
Candidates will learn a variety of fire safety topics. These include key legislation, how to prevent fires as well as hands-on fire extinguisher practice.
The full course content is:
- Possible causes of fire in the workplace
- Fire hazards in the workplace
- Fire safety risk: managing, controlling and identifying risks
- Duties and responsibilities of employers and employees
- In the event of a fire
- Safe operating procedures for portable firefighting equipment
- Fire equipment checks
- Hands-on fire extinguisher practice session
Assessment and Certification
Candidates will receive a course booklet to assist them throughout the course. At the end of the course, candidates will undertake a multiple-choice exam paper to test their understanding.
Successful candidates will receive their certificate accredited through Highfield qualifications shortly after attending.
This qualification is valid for life, however we recommend that candidates retake this course at least every 3 years. This will help to refresh their understanding & is a chance to receive the latest updates.
Who needs fire marshal training?
This course is ideally suited to those managing fire safety within a working environment. Therefore, fire marshal training is aimed at managers, supervisors, team leaders and fire marshals/fire wardens.
The course assumes no prior knowledge which therefore means those looking to begin their journey into managing fire safety can still attend.
Looking for a more basic overview of fire safety in the workplace? Our Fire Awareness course is ideal as an introduction to fire safety.
What is the role of a fire marshal?
A fire marshal has several key duties including:
- Implementing emergency plans in the workplace
- Consistently checking fire equipment, alarms and control measures (i.e. fire doors)
- Ensuring everyone is aware of the fire hazards and risks
- Informing employees and guests of the procedures in the event of a fire
- Leading fire drills
- Assuring everyone is accounted for in the event of an evacuation
- Assisting anyone in an evacuation (i.e. those with a disability)
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Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 Key Points;
- The responsible person must take fire precautions therefore ensuring the safety of all employees and the premises.
- Fire risk assessments must be available as well as updated regularly.
- All emergency exits need to be kept clear.
- Premises should have adequate firefighting equipment, detectors and alarms.
- The responsible person needs to nominate enough competent persons for the workplace.
- Fire safety equipment and fire exits need maintaining so they are in good working order.
- All new employees must receive training. This includes those who are experiencing new or increased risk because of a change in responsibilities, new equipment and new systems at work.
- Employees must care for themselves as well as considering how their actions may harm others.