Should fire marshals help with fire safety checks and maintenance? Fire marshal training in London question


A responsible person must have an adequate fire evacuation plan for their workplace in the event of a fire or fire alarm operating. They must also have a sufficient number of competent persons to implement the plan when required. These competent persons (fire marshals / fire wardens etc) should also take part in any planned fire drills. The fire drills will refresh fire marshals and other staff of their duties and can help highlight any deficiencies in the fire evacuation plan.

In addition to the legal requirements above, some fire marshals assist with other tasks. These include:

  • Training new staff including temps
  • Helping to update the fire evacuation plan / fire emergency plan
  • Carrying out fire safety inspections of their workplace
  • Helping  with fire safety equipment checks

Fire safety equipment checks include assisting with weekly call alarm point test, monthly emergency lighting tests, fire extinguisher checks (monthly / quarterly), checking fire doors, fire exits and service risers are all in good order.

For more information on the duties of fire marshals and fire wardens, come on one of our fire marshal training in London programmes or consider booking an in house fire marshal courses London session for your staff. Our open fire marshal courses in London are held every month or so. Call now for more details.

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Fire strikes hotting up! Can fire marshal courses in London help?


The on going fire fighters strike is hotting up! Following yesterday  / today 24 hour strike more stoppages are planned.

 

So what can managers and responsible persons do to minimise risk to their staff, customers, visitors and buildings? Here is a quick to do list:

  • Check that the fire risk assessment is up to date
  • Check that the fire emergency plan is up to date and that all staff have read it
  • Check the fire evacuation procedure by carrying out additional fire drills
  • Ensure your building has sufficient fire marshals for all times that the building is occupied

Need more information? Go to City Fire Training Ltd website for more details of what you can do and details of fire marshal courses in London, in house fire marshal training in London and the next open fire marshal course in London.