Fire Marshall Overview

Fire Marshall or Fire Warden Training is essential to ensure that employees, who are designated to undertake the role of fire prevention and evacuation, understand their duties within the The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. This therefore makes the workplace a safer environment.

The aim of the course is to give staff a greater understanding of the fire risks in the workplace and be able to evacuate the premises effectively. Participants will learn about fire, the way in which it spreads and the best way to tackle a fire.

An understanding of fire safety risks and how to prevent them will be gained. Where location and course permits, candidates will learn how to use fire extinguishers correctly and safely.


On successful completion of the course candidates should be able to:

  • Execute their duties as a fire marshal / warden.
  • Understand the nature of the fire and how it spreads.
  • Distinguish between different types of extinguishers and their correct applications.
  • Tackle small fires with confidence.


The course will include sessions on:

  • Fire Safety Legislation
  • The Nature of Fire & Combustion Principles
  • Fire Procedures
  • Duties of the Fire Warden / Marshall
  • Classes of Fire & Types of Extinguishers
  • The selection and use of fire extinguishers


1 day


Ongoing trainer observation throughout the course and assessment paper

Who Should Attend?

Any person that has been allocated fire safety responsibilities in the prevention of fires and implement fire evacuations should a fire occur.


The minimum age requirement for attendance is 16

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