• Level 2
  • 3 Hours Duration
  • 1 Year Certificate

Fire Warden Training

This fire warden training (also known as fire marshall training) course covers the role of the designated fire warden (fire marshall).

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This fire warden training (also known as fire marshall training) course covers the role of the designated fire warden (fire marshall).

You will learn about preventing fires, and about the different types of fire extinguisher and how to use them correctly.

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Course Summary

  • Understand Means of Escape and General fire precautions
  • Recognize active fire protection measures of a building.
  • Know the Wardens/Marshals role on hearing the alarm.
  • Know what actions to take in the event of a fire.
  • Select and operate the appropriate fire extinguishers.

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    Where Do You Deliver The Fire Warden Training?

    We can deliver this training at your premises, as long as it's within the UK. Also, we have our own venues in Stoke on Trent, London, Swindon, Epsom & York if you need access to a training room (additional charges will apply). We can also deliver this training virtually using Zoom. However, sessions delivered via Zoom will be theory only and will not include any practicals.

    Will attending this training make me competent?

    In short, no. No classroom-based training course can give you full competency - be very wary of anyone claiming they can. Our classroom-based assessments are designed to bridge the gap between classroom learning and workplace competency. Furthermore, we will be sure to provide you with the relevant workbooks and competency proformas to be observed and signed off within the workplace according to your local policy.

    What equipment will you use for training?

    We have a variety of different training equipment and tools available. The training will be relevant and transferable. However, if you have a specific requirement for a particular type of equipment, please make this clear during the booking process, and the team will ensure this is provided. Alternatively, we can use your own equipment for training.

    Who Will Conduct The Training?

    One of our expert clinical tutors. These are either Nurses or Doctors with abundant clinical and complex care experience and knowledge - so you'll be in great hands! We will let you know who is doing the training in advance. You can check out their skills and experience by finding them on our meet the team page.

Fire Warden Awareness Training

This fire warden training (also known as Fire Marshall training) course covers the role of the designated fire warden (Fire Marshall). Fire Warden Awareness is a training that helps people understand their role as fire wardens in keeping a building safe from fires.

The course  teaches individuals how to help others leave the building quickly during a fire and how to use a fire extinguisher if needed. This training is like a first step in learning about fire safety and how to help in an emergency.

You will learn about preventing fires, and about the different types of fire extinguisher and how to use them correctly.

For online course, you can enrol for our fire safety e-learning course.

Course Summary: Fire Warden

Our Fire Warden Training course covers essential aspects of fire safety, ranging from understanding the importance of fire safety to practical fire protection measures and effective emergency response. With a strong emphasis on hands-on learning, this course equips you to fulfil the role of a Fire Warden/Marshal with confidence.

  • Course Duration: 2- 3 hours
  • Course Level: Level 2
  • Certificate: 1-year certificate
  • Max Delegates: 12
  • Practical: Yes

Fire Warden Training Course Outline:

This fire warden program is designed to equip you with the essential knowledge and skills needed to fulfill the role of a fire warden/marshal effectively. By attending the course, you will learn:

Module 1. Understanding the Significance of Fire Safety:

Fire safety is essential in the workplace to protect employees and property from the devastating effects of fire. This Module explores the significance of fire safety in the workplace and the importance of taking steps to prevent fires. It also discusses the severe consequences of fire emergencies and the urgency of proactive fire safety measures.

  • Explore the importance of fire safety within the workplace.
  • Analyse the potential impact of fire hazards and the consequences of fire emergencies.
  • Grasp the urgency of proactive fire safety measures and risk assessment.

Module 2: Navigating Fire Safety Measures

There are a variety of fire safety measures that can be implemented in the workplace to prevent fires and mitigate their impact if one does occur. In this module, you will learn different types of fire safety measures and their pivotal role in the prevention and mitigation of fire incidents. It also emphasizes the significance of fire safety signage and the importance of evacuation plans.

  • Describe the primary and secondary means of escape in a building.
  • Outline general fire precautions and their critical role in preventing and mitigating fire incidents.
  • Understand the importance of fire safety signage and evacuation plans.

Module 3. Fire Protection Measures

Fire protection measures are designed to prevent fires from starting and spreading. You will learn the difference between passive and active fire protection measures. It also compiles a list and describes common active fire protection measures within a building. Additionally, it provides insight into the assessment and maintenance of fire protection systems.

  • Differentiate between passive and active fire protection measures.
  • List and describe common active fire protection measures within a building.
  • Learn how to assess and maintain fire protection systems.

4. The Role and Responsibilities of a Fire Warden/Marshal

Fire Wardens/Marshals play a critical role in fire safety. This part focuses on the critical role and responsibilities of a Fire Warden/Marshal before, during, and after a fire emergency. It outlines the critical actions to take upon hearing the fire alarm and emphasizes the coordination and leadership needed in fire safety.

  • Explain the responsibilities of a Fire Warden/Marshal before, during, and after a fire emergency.
  • Describe the critical actions to take upon hearing the fire alarm.
  • Understand the coordination and leadership required in fire safety.

5. Prioritising Safety and Effective Communication

The top priority in a fire emergency is to ensure the safety of all employees. This means evacuating the building quickly and safely. It also means communicating effectively with staff and emergency responders. Module 5 covers the development of communication skills, enabling you to communicate calmly and efficiently with staff and emergency responders during an incident.

  • Prioritise safety and effective evacuation procedures during a fire.
  • Develop the skills to communicate calmly and effectively with staff and emergency responders during an incident.
  • Understand the importance of staying informed and updated during an emergency.

6. Fire Extinguishers and Correct Usage:

Fire extinguishers can be a valuable tool for extinguishing fires in their early stages. However, it is important to use them safely and effectively. We will explore the different types of fire extinguishers and their appropriate use cases. There will be practical demonstration in this final module.

  • Identify various types of fire extinguishers and their appropriate use cases.
  • Demonstrate the correct procedure to operate a fire extinguisher, focusing on safety and effectiveness.
  • Gain hands-on experience in extinguisher operation through practical exercises.

Learning Outcomes

This course will use hands-on exercises, real-life simulations, and in-depth discussions to make sure you know what to do as a Fire Warden/Marshal and feel confident doing it. At the end of the fire warden training, you should be able explain:

  1. Understanding of Fire Safety Principles: Learning the basics of fire safety and why it is important.
  2. Comprehension of Means of Escape and General Fire Precautions: Knowing how to get out of a building safely in a fire and what to do to prevent fires from happening.
  3. Recognition of Active Fire Protection Measures: Being able to identify the tools and systems that are used to stop or put out fires in a building.
  4. Clarity on the Role of Fire Wardens/Marshals: Understanding what Fire Wardens/Marshals are responsible for and what they do in a fire.
  5. Knowledge on Actions to Undertake During a Fire: Knowing what to do if you are in a fire, such as how to evacuate safely and how to call for help.
  6. Proficiency in Selecting and Operating Fire Extinguishers: Being able to choose the right fire extinguisher for the job and use it safely.

Who Should Attend:

This fire warden training course is designed for a wide range of individuals, including:

  • Aspiring or current Fire Wardens/Marshals.
  • Workplace safety officers and managers.
  • Human resources professionals.
  • Any employee interested in enhancing their fire safety knowledge and skills.

Course Benefits:

  • Enhanced understanding of workplace fire safety.
  • Practical knowledge and skills for fire prevention and emergency response.
  • Confidence in fulfilling the role of a Fire Warden/Marshal.
  • Improved workplace safety and well-being.
  • Valuable skills applicable across various industries.

Career Opportunities:

Successful completion of this course opens doors to career opportunities as a Fire Warden, Fire Marshal, Safety Officer, or Safety Manager. These roles are vital in various sectors, including healthcare, education, corporate environments, and public facilities.

Certificate Issued:

Upon successful completion of the Fire Warden Training course, participants will receive a Level 2 Fire Warden awareness certificate, recognizing their proficiency in fire safety, emergency response, and evacuation procedures. This certificate serves as a testament to your commitment to maintaining a safe and secure environment.

Frequently Asked Questions

What training does a fire warden need?

Fire wardens need training to understand fire safety, know how to prevent fires, respond during emergencies, and ensure everyone’s safety. They should also learn to use fire extinguishers and keep their knowledge up to date.

What happens in fire warden course?

In fire warden course, participants learn about fire safety, their responsibilities, how to prevent fires, what to do during a fire, and how to use fire extinguishers. They practice evacuations and learn to keep everyone safe.

How long does fire warden training last?

The duration of fire warden training varies, but it’s usually a half-day or full-day course. Some organizations might provide ongoing training to keep skills up to date.

What is fire warden training?

Fire warden training course is a program that teaches individuals how to take on the role of a fire warden or fire marshal. It includes learning about fire safety, evacuation procedures, how to use firefighting equipment, and how to assist in the safe evacuation of people during a fire emergency.

How long does Fire Warden (Fire Marshal) Training last?

This training will last 2-3 hours. We give a range of time to account for variable factors such as; underlying knowledge and competence of delegates, class interaction and engagement and reduced delegate numbers.

If a course finishes earlier than the allotted time, it will be due to one of these reasons. However, our trainer will ensure that all learning outcomes have been met.

Can anyone be a fire warden?

In most cases, anyone can become a fire warden, but it’s important that they are willing and able to take on the responsibilities associated with the role.

Employers often choose individuals who are reliable, responsible, and willing to undergo fire warden training to ensure they are prepared for emergencies.

How do I become a fire warden in the UK?

To become a fire warden in the UK, you typically need to be nominated by your employer or volunteer for the role. Once chosen, you would undergo fire warden training to learn the necessary skills and responsibilities.

It’s essential to follow your workplace’s specific procedures and requirements.

Do fire wardens get extra pay in the UK?

Whether fire wardens receive extra pay in the UK depends on the employer’s policies and agreements. Some employers may provide additional compensation or incentives for employees who take on the role of fire warden, while others may not offer extra pay but provide other benefits or recognition for fulfilling these responsibilities. It varies from one workplace to another.