About The Course
It is estimated that there are over 20,000 workplace ﬁres every year. Fire Marshal duties are key to keeping your premises, employees and customers safe – and having a ﬁre warden is considered the best way to ensure a safe and eﬀ ective evacuation. A well-trained ﬁre Warden can also have a proactive and preventative role, by identifying potential hazards and risks and helping to ensure that the workplace is a safe place.
Developed with Health and Safety specialists, the Fire Marshals and Wardens course from REALSENSE helps those nominated to undertake the role to understand how ﬁres start, how they spread, the need for good housekeeping and what they need to do in the event of an emergency.
Aims of the course
The aim of the course is to make the learner understand what is required in the role of a Fire Marshal or Fire Warden and the day to day actions that can be taken to prevent ﬁres occurring. The course will demonstrate the role a ﬁre warden has in implementing a ﬁre safety management plan, and the importance of good housekeeping. By taking this course the learner will be able to identify typical causes of ﬁre and recognise the diﬀerent types of ﬁre-ﬁghting equipment and when they should be used. They will also understand the “do’s and don’ts” of a safe evacuation and be able to carry out a clean sweep of an allocated area.
Who is it for?
The course has been developed for all levels of employees in an organisation who have been nominated to undertake the responsibilities of a Fire Marshal or Warden.
Why we should prevent fires occurring, policies, key roles and responsibilities, your responsibilities.
2. UNDERSTANDING FIRE
Understanding fire, how fires start, housekeeping, hazards and risks, waste disposal and materials storage.
3. FIRE ACTION
What to do on discovering a fire, raising the alarm, what to do on hearing the alarm, tackling a fire if safe to do so.
The effective use of time, fire drills, the location of escape routes, fire doors and emergency fastenings, reasons for not using lifts, additional procedures.
5. FIRE FIGHTING EQUIPMENT
Classification of fires, types of extinguishers, using an extinguisher.
6. FIRE MARSHAL RESPONSIBILITIES
Fire action plan, responsibilities, evacuation plan, searching using your senses.
7. BUILDING EMERGENCY OFFICER
Responsibilities, emergency situations, marshals and wardens, post evacuation meeting.
A short assessment comprising of a series of questions to test your knowledge and understanding of the course.