Fire Extinguisher & Warden Training

Fire Extinguisher & Warden Training

Fire safety training for businesses and organisations

If you are responsible for a business or organisation, it’s important that you provide fire safety training as part of your normal training and induction process. 

Why provide fire safety training? 

  • It saves lives.
  • It’s the law. 
  • Prevention is the best form of firefighting, and training can stop fires happening in the first place. 
  • In the event of a fire, it will keep your people safer, and may reduce damage to your building. 

Did you know? 

Employers are legally required by law (The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005) to provide information, instruction and training to employees about fire precautions in the workplace.

Fire Warden Training

Fire Warden Training

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.

Training To Be A Fire Warden

Fire Warden Duties

Fire warden duties will differ depending on the work environment and the size of the workplace.

There’s a lot more to being a warden than running fire drills. There are day to day admin tasks, as well as the all-important job of getting everyone safely out of the building and accounted for in the event of fire.

Day to Day

The day-to-day responsibilities of a fire marshal typically include:-

  • Checking all the fire alarms are working and performing regular testing.
  • Ensuring emergency exits are kept clear at all times.
  • Make sure the emergency exits are well signposted and visible to all.
  • Being sure fire extinguishers are correctly positioned.
  • Keeping a log of when extinguishers are serviced where applicable.
  • Checking fire doors are in good working order at all times.
  • Regularly checking any emergency lighting.
  • Ensuring any fire safety posters are up to date with the correct information.
  • Being sure that everyone knows you are the fire warden in case of an emergency.
  • Checking any potential fire hazards are stored safely and appropriately.
  • Make sure all appliances are PAT tested regularly.
  • Being responsible for the annual fire drills.
  • Keeping on top of paperwork from fire drills, including identifying fire hazards.
  • Keeping on top of fire safety training, ensuring everyone has access to it.

What topics are covered on a Fire Warden course?

The course will present an understanding of fire regulations and general fire precautions. It aims to provide you with the knowledge to be become a fire marshal.

  • Arson
  • Cost of fire damage
  • Fire detection and warning
  • Firefighting equipment (including how to use fire extinguishers)
  • Fire precaution regulations
  • Means of escape
  • Role of the fire marshal

Upon completion of this Fire warden course, you will receive an APM certificate to show that you have gained additional training in the areas identified above.

Business Fire Extinguisher Training