Covered in this course

The Fire Warden Training in Education course is broken down into 5 sections.

1) Background

This section covers the basics - including how fire spreads through a building, the dangers of smoke, the causes and costs of fires in schools, how to reduce the risks of fire and understanding the meaning of different types of signs and where they should be placed.

Book's page saying the true cost of fire with a money bag, a warning sign and the figure 90,000 for fire warden training in education

2) Fire Prevention

This section explains the role of the Fire Warden and the importance of a safe working environment, including the need for a fire emergency plan and fire evacuation plan. It explains what a fire risk assessment is and what it means to the Fire Warden. It looks at people who may be at particular risk, explaining what personal emergency evacuation plans are and who may need them. It includes a checklist for the Fire Warden. 

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3) Fire Evacuation

This section looks at human behaviour and how people react in fire-related situations – demonstrating how critical the role of a Fire Warden is. It explains the procedures the Fire Warden needs to follow to conduct a safe evacuation in a school and the importance of planning and conducting fire evacuation drills.

A fire warden takes a register with a group of women in a fire evacuation, as a part of fire warden training in education

4) Fire Extinguishers and Classes

This section looks at and explains the different classes of fire, the different types of fire extinguisher and how to operate them – and which extinguishers to use on each class of fire.

Large image of a fire warden using a fire extinguisher as part of fire warden training in education

5) Legislation

This presenter-led section of the Fire Warden course explains the legislation in a straightforward way. It is simple to understand and concentrates on the relevant part of the legislation

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Fire Warden (Education) Certificate

Each of our courses ends with a multiple choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.

This Fire Warden Training (Education) course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questionnaires guide the user through the sections of the training and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout.

As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.

What does my certificate include?

Your Fire Warden (Education) Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and all relevant approvals.

Fire Warden (Education) Certificate

Real user reviews


Based on 158 real user reviews.

4.28 out of 5
Totally unnecessary

I have been given instructions on what to do in the building in which I work in the event of an emergency. The completion of this 102-minute course has made absolutely no difference to my ability to carry out this task effectively in any way whatsoever.

no not really glad I did it thanks

Worth the time

Thought it was very helpful

It was very interesting watching the different causes of fires etc. Also the different ways of putting out fires and how devastating some fires can be .

It was ok

Prior warning needed that the programme needs to be done in Google Chrome NOT MICROSOFT as you will not be able to see the information before the test. Content was ok

Very well thought out

An extremely useful session - designed to be practical and thorough. There was a lot of information to take in so I very appreciated the summaries ...and pictorial support for clarification. The test at the end added to my need to focus and on 2 occasions review my errors! I feel more prepared to carry out my role now as fire warden.

expressive and easy to understand

No summary provided

Was very clear and easy to follow.

Was easier to follow and understand than I was expecting.

excellent easy to use course

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Legislation relating to Fire Wardens in Education

It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work. Take a look at relevant legislation below.

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

It is a legal requirement that your establishment appoints a Fire Warden (or 'Fire Marshal'). The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 clearly states that a competent person with the appropriate skills, knowledge and training should be present and capable of following the correct emergency procedures should they become necessary.

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...

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, Section 13