Key Features & Benefits of this Course
- This course has RoSPA & CPD approvals
- Helps you meet requirements of the Fire Safety Order 2005 and the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
- Complete in under 80 minutes
- End of course test and printable certificate
- Easy to follow and navigate through
- Free trial, online demo and bulk discounts available
- Contact us to find out more about condensed versions and different languages
Fire Marshal & Warden Training Course Contents
1. The Nature of Fire
To begin, we cover the nature of fire – how it works, and the different ways in which it can spread; we also cover smoke and the dangers it poses. This introduction is important for Fire Wardens so they learn what behaviour to expect from fire and smoke and how important it is to help educate their colleagues too. It’s the starting point for Fire Wardens, in the process of keeping the workplace safe.
Health and safety signs can save lives – they are used to communicate important messages to prevent injury or give instructions in an emergency. This section identifies the different types of signs you may see in the workplace; we define what they look like, what they mean, and our Traffic Light System provides a simple way to remember the different types. Fire Wardens are at the forefront of fire-related health and safety in the workplace, and they should be able to help educate colleagues about signs related to fire safety.
3. Proactive Duties
This section looks at the first half of a Fire Warden’s Proactive Duties, which are routine, preventative tasks that need to be completed to reduce the risk of a fire starting. This includes arson awareness, alarm and system maintenance, risk assessments, and managing ignition sources, flammables and combustibles. We also cover The Fire Safety Order (FSO).
4. Reactive Duties
The second half of a Fire Warden’s duties are covered in this section; these are the REACTIVE duties, which include the actions that need to be taken during fire drills, emergencies and an evacuation procedure. This section also covers clear leadership and human behaviour – a warden needs to know what to expect from their colleagues, and what their colleagues will expect from them during drills and emergencies.
5. Fire Extinguisher
To conclude our programme, this section teaches warden’s about when it’s safe to fight a fire, and when it’s NOT. We provide demonstrations on how to use the five common types of fire extinguisher, as well as fire blankets. Warden’s learn about the different “Classes of Fire”, and which extinguisher to use on each class.
Fire Warden Training Certificate
To finish this Fire Warden Training course, you need to complete a multiple-choice, 20-question test. In addition, we will also supply questionnaires throughout the course to encourage the highest levels of user engagement. Upon successful completion, you will receive a printable certificate.
You can print this certificate from your LMS (Learning Management System) as well as access training progress and course results. The LMS also stores all your company training results, so you have a record of proof of your commitment to ongoing legal compliance.
What does my certificate include?
Your Fire Warden Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and all relevant approvals.
Legislation relating to Fire Wardens
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) order 2005
Depending on the size and use of your premises, you must appoint one or more competent persons to carry out any of the preventive and protective measures required by The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) order 2005. A competent person is someone with adequate training, knowledge and experience to be able to implement these measures properly.
The responsible person (property owner, company director etc) must, where necessary, nominate competent persons to implement those measures and ensure that the number of such persons, their training and the equipment available to them are adequate, taking into account the size of, and the specific hazards involved in, the premises concerned...
A competent person must be appointed to carry out fire-fighting duties (where appropriate), contact the Emergency Services, and assist in evacuations. This person would typically be a Marshal or Warden. Failure to carry out these responsibilities may result in enforcement by the Enforcing Authority through the actions of an Inspector. Conviction for failing to comply may lead to a penalty consisting of a fine or up to two years’ imprisonment.