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Fire Marshall and Fire Warden Training

Introduction: In 2017 / 2018 Fire and Rescue Authorities attended 15,577 fires in commercial and other non-domestic buildings in England alone. These fires resulted in 20 fatalities and 994 injures. It is mentioned that around 50% of the businesses who suffer from fire damage in their buildings never recover.

In addition, there are stringent duties imposed on the owners and occupiers (including landlords and tenants) of commercial and other non-domestic buildings under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 to put in place a number of different measures for fire prevention and life safety in their buildings. The provision of Fire Safety, Fire Marshall and Fire Warden training to relevant staff members is one of the above measures.

It is therefore important that each and every organisation has the sufficient number of staff trained Fire Marshall and Fire Warden to ensure their business and staff are protected from accidental or deliberate fire damage and also to achieve compliance with the legal requirements.

This training is intended for individuals who have been nominated as Fire Marshalls or Fire Wardens in their organisation. The course aims to make the attendees aware of the origin and sources of fire in commercial and other non-domestic buildings, the implications of fire and how to implement the fire prevention and protective measures.

Course Outlines:
  • Fire Safety Terminology
  • Fire Safety Legislation in the UK
  • Implications of Fire on Organisations
  • Origin of Fire - Fire Triangle
  • Different Types of Fire
  • Sources of Fire
  • Development of Fire Procedures
  • Fire Detection
  • Raising the Alarm - Sounders
  • Selection of Fire Fighting Equipment
  • Types of Fire Extinguishers
  • Selection of Fire Extinguishers
  • Features of Fire Extinguishers
  • Use of Fire Extinguishers
  • Testing of Fire Detection and Alarms
  • Emergency Lighting and its Testing
  • Electrical Installations and PAT Testing
  • Fire Safety Signage
  • Fire Drills, Escape Routes and Assembly Points
  • Liaison with Emergency Services
  • Practical Exercise (Use of Fire Extinguishers), subject to availability of suitable area for practice
  • Available Guidance
  • Course Assessment
  • Conclusion and Discussion

Course Duration: Half Day (3.5 hours)

Venue:  Client premises or our office at Felaw Maltings, 44 Felaw St, Ipswich, IP2 8SJ

Cost (In-house / In-company Course): £350 + VAT

Cost Discount: 5% discount for Safescope current annual retainer Clients and 10% for registered charities

Maximum Class Size: 12 attendees

Geographical Coverage:  London, Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk

Weekend Training:  Subject to staff availability, we may be able to deliver this training on Saturdays, however, a 50% premium will apply

Delivery Method:  Classroom

Course Assessment:  Written Assessment

Certificate: Certificate of Training

Certificate Validity: 3 Years Recommended

Trainer:   Safescope in-house qualified and competent trainers. Important to note that we do not use any external training consultants

How to Book?:  To book, and for training outside the above geographical regions, please contact us either by phone on 01473 407020 or by email

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