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Course contents

This training course is broken down into 5 sections

  1. 1 The Nature of Fire
  2. 2 Signage
  3. 3 Proactive Duties
  4. 4 Reactive Duties
  5. 5 Fire Extinguisher
A fire extinguisher in use - Fire Warden Training
Image showing how quickly fire can spread as part of Fire Marshal training.

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. 

Fire signage can save lives, we look at signage in part 2 of our Fire Warden training.

Health & safety signs can save lives – they're 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 & safety in the workplace, and they should be able to help educate colleagues about signs related to fire safety.

Fire Wardens should always be proactive! Proactive duties can save lives!

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).

In section 4 of our Fire Marshal and Warden training we look at 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.

It goes without saying that knowing how to use a fire extinguisher is vital but would you know which extinguisher to use for the different types of fire?

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.

About this course

Our comprehensive, in-depth Fire Warden Training course supports your employees to become fully-trained Fire Wardens or Marshals. This course provides complete knowledge, which coupled with the correct experience, leads to competence in this role.

Assigning Fire Warden duties to a responsible person within your company is a key component of ensuring that your workplace maintains great health and safety standards. Aside from that, it also demonstrates a clear commitment to implementing sound emergency fire procedures.

This Fire Warden training course covers your duties under the latest fire legislation, as well as looking at fire-prevention measures, the correct use of fire extinguishers, and how to organise a safe evacuation. Having delivered this programme more than 100,000 times, this is one of our most popular courses and is crucial for any workplace’s safety.

This fire warden training is broken down into five sections: the nature of fire and how it occurs, fire signs (and what they mean), your proactive duties as a fire warden, your reactive duties and what fire extinguishers to use and when. 

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The importance of Fire Warden Training (Marshal)

It’s important that you comply with the law and understand the positive impact this training course can have on your organisation and employees.

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Fire Warden Training certificate

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

This Fire Warden Training course concludes with a 20 question multiple-choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questions 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 Training (Marshal) Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.

Please note if you are using our course content via SCORM in a third party LMS then we are unable to provide certificates and you will need to generate these in your host LMS yourself.

Fire Warden Training Certificate

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Excellent, really enjoyed it

I thought the delivery was excellent, and the demonstrations and graphics really well put together. Well done, a deserved 5 Stars

like the way it was put across

I liked the way it was broken down into segments.

brief and infolrmative

brief and informative

Clear, informative and useful

This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars

great content and easy to understand

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It was good

It was good and informative but it repeated a lot of the fire awareness training that we also had to do.

Great course

Really enjoyed the course. One question wrong though unfortunately / strangely. I would have thought a Fire Warden WOULD be last person out of a building having done a sweep. Apparently that's the Wrong answer. Cheers Robbie.


Detailed and clear training. Useful points and clear print outs esp linked to the correct extinguisher to use.

Why is this fire warden training important?


It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work.

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...

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

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.

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Frequently asked questions

Fire warden training involves teaching individuals how to prevent and respond to fires. It covers fire safety basics, like how to identify potential fire hazards and use fire extinguishers properly. It also teaches people what to do in the event of a fire, including how to evacuate buildings safely.
This fire warden training course presents an understanding of the danger of fire and how to respond if a fire occurs, the fire warden course includes: - Fire-prevention measures - The correct use of fire extinguishers - How to organise a safe evacuation of your workplace
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety ) Order 2005 made it a legal requirement for all staff members to have some form of basic fire safety training. Fire warden training is designed to teach fire safety skills to your dedicated fire marshal or warden. This can include security guards, building maintenance staff, and other employees.
A Fire Warden is a person trained with the responsibility of implementing the necessary fire safety arrangements to prevent a fire from endangering the health and safety of occupants. As well as knowing how to respond if a fire occurs in the workplace.
Fire warden training should be carried out every three years as a bare minimum, but we recommend wardens complete refresher courses every year.
Unfortunately, there isn't a definitive answer to this, it largely depends on the size and layout of your premises. You need to conduct risk assessments to assess how many people are in your building and if your building is a low/medium or high-risk building. Throughout our experience of talking with thousands of organisations, the general guidance is 1 Fire Warden for every 10 members of staff but this can depend if you are a high/medium or low-risk business. It is then sensible for each Fire Warden to have a deputy in case of absence.
Our fire warden training course takes just 40 minutes to complete and can be completed online any time, anywhere.