Fire Marshal / Warden


ESS Certificate

Course duration

Half Day

Certificate valid for

3 years

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This Fire Marshal training course is suitable for:

  • those who are responsible for overseeing fire safety
  • designated fire marshals
  • anyone who needs to know how to use a fire extinguisher

Fire Marshal Training Course Overview

Our half-day Fire Marshal/Warden qualification has been designed for anyone that is required to adopt the role of Fire Marshal/Warden in the workplace as part of a Safe System of Work and Risk Assessment. This course has been designed to comply and meet the needs and requirements as stated within the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and covers duties and roles, fires and fire spread, evacuation and control, and general fire safety precautions and procedures.

Fire Marshal Training Course Content

  • Learners will develop their knowledge and skills in fire safety, to include:
  • Fire awareness in the workplace
  • Fire extinguishers in buildings and workplaces
  • Classes and types of fire
  • Safety tips when using fire extinguishers
  • Fire hazards and risks in the workplace
  • Effective fire drills
  • Fire alarms/smoke alarms and fixed installations
  • Assembly points and coordination
  • Fire evacuation – general principles and safety advice and plans
  • Fire risk assessment overview
  • Summary of daily, weekly and monthly Warden checks

Learner Numbers

In order to ensure the interaction between the learners and the tutor is spread evenly and effectively, and to ensure the courses are fully delivered in accordance with industry guidelines, the maximum number of learners allowed on a course is ten.

Multiple choice question paper.

Successful learners of the Fire Marshal training course will be awarded an Essential Site Skills Fire Warden/Marshal certificate valid for 3 years.

Legal Requirements

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, under regulation 21 Training states you must include suitable and sufficient instructions and training on the appropriate precautions and actions to be taken by the employee in order to safeguard himself/herself and other relevant persons in the premises. A suitable and sufficient Fire Risk Assessment will also allow you to determine the extent of training that may be required depending on hazards on site.

How Many Fire Warden/Marshals Do I have to Nominate Legally?

Under the current legislation you are required to appoint as many Fire Marshals as you need to effectively carry

out your emergency evacuation procedures in accordance with a suitable and sufficient Fire Risk Assessment.  You will also need to consider cover for annual leave, shift patterns and sickness.