It’s a legal requirement for employers to provide information, instructions, and adequate training to their employees about fire precautions in the workplace. Our Fire Marshal training course allows the responsible person to meet the legal requirements under The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 via online training.
Having a designated fire warden or marshal at your workplace is a legal requirement and an important part of fire safety. The designated fire warden works together with the employer to ensure that fire safety measures and procedures are in place.
Our Fire Warden training course will teach your staff what are the different types of fire extinguishers, how to use them, how to prevent fires, how to complete a fire risk assessment, how to deal with emergency evacuations and the roles and responsibilities of a fire marshal. On completion of this online training course, they will become the designated fire marshal / fire warden at work and have the ability to carry out the correct responsibilities and duties.
The aim of this Fire Marshal training course is to greater increase your knowledge of fire safety, the cause of fires, the fire warden duties, and the relevant legislation. The information covered in this course meets the laws regulated and required by The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
The key points covered in this Fire Marshal course online are:
On completion of this Fire Marshal course online, either by webinar or blended learning, learners should know and understand the following:
We understand that as an employer, by law you are responsible for fire safety and may have lots of questions. To put your mind at ease, we’ve put together common fire marshal/fire warden questions and answers our training experts receive.
Hopefully, we have answered what you were looking for. However, if this isn’t the case, our friendly team are happy to assist.
The role and responsibilities of a fire marshal or warden include:
Having a trained fire marshal or warden on site helps you meet your legal obligations as set out in the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and this can be achieved through a Fire Marshal certificate.
If a fire broke out, you are expected to have dedicated members of staff holding a Fire Marshal certification that know the responsibilities of a fire marshal and the competent skills to assist in case of an emergency. That appointed fire marshal will help the responsible person comply with the law.
The difference between a fire marshal and a fire warden isn't much, they are quite similar, but there are differences between the two.
A fire marshal’s responsibilities generally fall into two categories: preventing fires and safe emergency evacuation.
A fire warden's responsibilities are to clear the building and ensure no one is inside by carrying out a quick check and a thorough role call at the fire assembly point.
Fire Marshal training certificates expire after 3 years, so ideally you should ensure you renew your Fire Marshal training before it expires. However, refresher training should be taken every year or even more frequently if you have higher workplace risks to ensure your staff effectively refresh their knowledge and will act appropriately in the event of a fire.
The frequency of Fire Warden training will be based on the level of the risk in the building. If you are unsure, you can find this out by carrying out a risk assessment. For example, care homes would need training more often than a small ground floor shop with a small amount of floor space due to high life risk.
Our Fire Marshal course and refresher training will ensure your staff have the relevant, up-to-date knowledge they need.
The amount of fire marshals that you need in a workplace is dependent on the risk and size of your organisation e.g. how many floors are in the building, how many employees or people you have in one area at one time and accessibility.
As a rule of thumb, those with a low-risk premise could have:
○ At least 1 fire marshal for fewer than 50 employees/occupants
○ 2 fire marshals for 50-100 employees/occupants
○ And 1 additional fire marshal for every additional 100 employees/occupants
Those with a normal-risk premise should have:
○ At least 1 fire marshal for fewer than 20 employees/occupants
○ 2 fire marshals for 20-75 employees/occupants
○ And 1 additional fire marshal for every additional 75 employees/occupants
And finally, those with a high-risk premise should have:
○ At least 1 fire marshal for fewer than 15 employees/occupants
○ 2 fire marshals for 15-50 employees/occupants
○ And 1 additional fire marshal for every additional 50 employees/occupants
The responsible person in the workplace would be:
Yes, this Fire Marshal training course does include information on fire extinguisher types and how to use them. As a quick overview, please see the list of them below:
○ Water Fire Extinguishers
○ Foam Fire Extinguishers
○ Powder Fire Extinguishers
○ CO2 Fire Extinguishers
○ Wet Fire Extinguishers
Our Fire Marshal training course has been adapted to be delivered online and covers the same information as our on-site course.
Our Fire Marshal training courses are available 24/7, anytime, anywhere. Perfect for staff with busy schedules or difficult shift patterns.
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