IFSM accredited fire marshal training in Essex


Fire marshals and fire wardens require training to carry out their organisation fire evacuation plan. Fire emergency plans detail what will happen in an emergency and the frequency of staff fire marshal and fire warden training.

Our fire marshal training Essex programmes and fire warden training Essex courses detail what is required of staff performing an evacuation role. Course content is a mixture of government guidance, British Standards and published fire service advice, as well as over 20 years of experience with the Essex County Fire and Rescue Service industrial training programme.

For details of fire training in Essex, fire marshal courses in Essex and fire extinguisher training go to our website now.

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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.

Some of favourite fire training websites


Here are a list of some of favourites:

For fire warden training go to – Fire Training London – fire warden courses London

For on site fire marshal courses go to – Fire Training in London – fire marshal courses London

For fire extinguisher training London go to – City Fire Training – fire extinguisher training London

For school fire training courses go to – Fire Training Course – fire safety for schools course

For fire risk assessments London go to – London Fire Risk Assessment Consultants – fire risk assessments in London

Fire wardens and fire marshals in the same building


We recently undertook a contract to provide a fire risk assessment, fire emergency plan and fire training package for a buildings fire wardens and fire marshals.

Does a building need fire wardens and fire marshals? This building did and here is a brief resume of why this building needed this type of training.

Our client was a London youth centre. The building was used during the daytime by children and disabled service users and by local young people in the evening. The building had a number of permanent staff who acted as either dedicated evacuation buddies or fire wardens. Fire wardens provided a sweep of the building to ensure all persons had left when a fire alarm operated. Evacuation buddies provided assistance to service users and their helpers using evacuation equipment installed in the building.

Fire marshals were persons who bought their service users from outside establishments. Their primary role was to evacuate children, disabled persons and any other personnel in their charge.

We provided  fire warden training London  for the established permanent workers. Fire marshal courses London for the visiting staff. Evacuation chair training for both evacuation buddies and fire marshals.

For more details of our fire marshal courses, fire warden courses London etc. Call us now on 0207 419 5001

 

Can you have too many fire marshals and fire wardens?


During a recent fire warden course in London, an attendee asked whether you can have too many fire marshals or fire wardens.

This reminded our company of some fire marshal training in London we carried out for a large company in the City. At this fire marshal course our host stated that she had put in place:

  • Fire marshals (for office hours)
  • Deputy fire marshals (in case of absence of regular fire marshals)
  • Assistant deputy fire marshals (When the fire marshal was holiday or sick and the deputy fire marshal was not in the area when the fire alarm sounded)
  • Fire marshals (for outside normal hours)
  • Deputy marshals (in case of absence of an out of hours fire marshal)

Was this a bit excessive? The Fire Safety Order 2005 requires a building manager (responsible person) to have an evacuation procedure in the event of a fire in the building and sufficient suitable qualified staff to implement the fire evacuation procedure. It also requires an organisation to consider those at additional risk – ie Persons working early or late, persons working on their own, those with disabilities etc.

For details of our fire warden courses London or for a fire marshal course London at your workplace call us now on 0207 419 5001.

We also host regular open fire extinguisher courses in London or at clients premises.

Should fire wardens act as evacuation buddies?


A recent caller to our London office asked about our fire warden courses in London. Our caller asked the usual questions:

  • What’s the difference between a fire warden and a fire marshal?
  • How often should fire wardens  be trained?
  • Should we carry out a roll call or sweep the building?

…and then an unusual question…

  • Should fire wardens act as evacuation buddies?

Regular readers of this blog will know the answers to the early questions and if you are a new reader go to our website Fire Training London or City Fire Training to find out the answers, but the last question we will answer here.

The Fire Safety Order requires a responsible person of a building or premises to have arrangements to evacuate persons from a building in the event of an emergency and sufficient suitably trained persons to assist with the evacuation. Government guidance notes detail arrangements for fire wardens and fire marshals and many fire training companies will offer advice on how they will assist with the fire evacuation. Further guidance (Means of escape for disabled people) talks about the need for Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans for disabled staff and appointing and training evacuation buddies. The guide mentions meeting a disabled person at the work station (ie desk evacuation) or at a prearranged point (ie a refuge). This would then strongly suggest that fire wardens should not act as evacuation buddies as both need to act quickly as soon as the fire alarm sounds.

For more details of our disabled evacuation course visit our website now