New fire marshal courses scheduled


Fire marshal courses in London

City Fire Training have scheduled to new fire marshal courses in London. The new dates are :

Sept 14th  –  10.00-13.00

Oct 13th  –  10.00 – 13.00

Our 3 hour fire marshal training course programmes are now accredited by the Institute of Fire Safety Managers. To view the fire marshal training syllabus click this link now,

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Fire warden training in Essex, fire extinguisher training in Essex and a few other courses!!


City Fire Training provide fire training in Essex and have a  number of fire training courses available for companies and organisations based in Essex. Here is a quick overview of our fire training services:

Fire warden training Essex – We provide in house and open fire warden courses in Essex. Half day and full day formats available. Our open fire warden courses Essex programme is carried out in Colchester and other large towns and cities.

Fire marshal training Essex – We are also available to provide in house fire marshal courses in Essex and can tailor them to suit specific workplace types. Open fire marshal training in Essex courses are held in conjunction with a local first aid provider.

Fire extinguisher training in Essex – We provide on-sire practical fire extinguisher training. Our in house fire extinguisher courses in Essex will help managers meet their statutory fire safety responsibilities and duties.

Care home fire training in Essex – Our care home fire training Essex programme is provided as in house training programmes. Our course includes fire awareness, fire extinguishers, delayed, progressive horizontal and full evacuation info, types of incident, monitored fire drills (subject to numbers), care home fire procedures, moving vulnerable persons.

School fire training in Essex – Our fire training for school staff course in Essex can be delivered as part of an inset day programme, twilight session, early starter training as part of a normal training day. based on government guidance, we also provide ECFRS guidance on fires in schools.

Fire safety on construction sites in Essex – We provide fire training on construction sites in Essex. The course is based on HSE and British Standard recommendations. Courses can include a practical fire extinguisher session subject to practical fire extinguisher exercise site survey.

Fire evacuation chair training in Essex – We provide fire evacuation chair training for many types of organisations including the Fire Service. Yes!! We have provided fire evacuation chair training to fire service staff to rescue disabled persons from their fire stations and buildings. For details of evacuation chair courses in Essex – call our team now.

 

 

New fire marshal training London dates set


City Fire Training (Fire Training London) have set new fire marshal training London dates. The next fire marshal course in London will be held on 28th January 2014 and places are limited to 20 persons per course.

Attendees will each receive a certificate of attendance after completing the course and will have the opportunity of tackling a small fire  using portable fire extinguishers.

Fire warden courses London and fire marshal courses London are available as open programmes or as in house fire marshal training in London. Click the links above for more details.

New style fire marshal courses in London


City Fire Training have added a new style of open fire marshal courses in London to its course programme.

London top quality fire training provider regularly holds one day fire marshal courses in London for existing and new clients. After a run of recent enquiries, City Fire Training will be adding a new half day fire marshal course in London for  those that have or are new to the role of fire marshal and / fire warden.

The course will be held at one of CFT regular fire training venue and will include a practical fire extinguisher demonstration and practical exercise. For details of the new half day open fire marshal course in London / open fire warden course in London call our team now.

Whats the difference between a fire marshal and a fire warden?


What is the difference between a fire marshal and a fire warden? This is a common question to our office! There is no difference – apart from the name! The Fire Safety Order 2005 places duties on a responsible person. These include:

  • make adequate provision for general fire precautions and maintain them appropriately.
  • Produce an Emergency Fire Plan
  • Nominate persons to assist with the evacuation and emergency plan and train them accordingly

In layman’s terms this means that there should a fire evacuation plan, a number of fire marshals or fire wardens and that the fire marshals and fire wardens must be adequately trained.

City Fire Training Ltd provide fire marshal courses in London and surrounding areas. You can visit CFTs websites and view the availability of fire training courses in London by clicking on these links:

City fire training – fire warden course London

Fire Training London – fire training courses in London

Do buildings need fire evacuation chairs?


The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (FSO) came into force over six years ago and included a requirement to take special note of fire safety relating to disabled persons and other vulnerable users. Despite the fact that this legislation became law in October 2006, many managers are still unsure or unaware of their exact duties.

Government guidance books can help managers carry out fire risk assessments for their buildings, produce fire emergency plans, evacuation procedures and implement adequate and effective fire safety measures. One book specifically covers “Means of Escape for Disabled People” and should help building managers and responsible persons make adequate provision for disabled staff, visitors and residents in buildings.

On a fire marshal course held by Fire Training London the question asked by an attendee was “Do we need evacuation chairs in our building?” The simple answer could have been “What does your fire risk assessment say?”, but instead the fire marshal training course attendees were asked what they thought the answer was. These were their answers!

“We do not need disabled procedures as we never have disabled visitors and do not have disabled staff!”

“We were told you can leave disabled persons in the refuges in the staircases and let the fire brigade get them out!!”

“We have skid chairs but no-one likes getting in them or using them!”

“We have a fire lift and evacuate disabled persons in them.” (Further investigation revealed it was a fire fighting lift which grounded when the alarm operated)

These answers demonstrate a clear lack of knowledge of not only the FSO and fire safety measures, but also issues such as disability and equality legislation.

So how should a fire safety manager or nominated person answer the question posed above? Well it really does depend on the fire risk assessment, on the type of building, the types of activities that are carried out and the people in the building! Every premise will have different risks and hazards, but they must have adequate arrangements to evacuate all persons from the building. Therefore, it may be best for organisations that have disabled staff, visitors or clients to provide themselves with the equipment needed to deal with any emergencies that arise.

Evacuation chairs are an efficient way of evacuating disabled or less mobile occupants in stair areas, but if this type of equipment is used it must be accompanied by a robust procedure that includes:

•Sufficient number of evacuation chairs and slings for all persons requiring evacuation – multi use of equipment that involves re-entry should be avoided wherever possible.

•Regular training for those that will operate the equipment. This should be first carried out by equipment specialists and then at least monthly by the operatives (Monthly refresher training should take less than 5 to 10 minutes for each person).  Training is best carried out without involving the disabled person in case transferring to the equipment causes an injury. Evacuating any disabled person should only be carried out during real evacuations and fire drills.

•A full assessment of all disabled persons working in the building to ensure that the equipment is suitable for their needs should be undertaken. This will be part of the Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEPs) process carried out for the individual. It is recommended that the individual also takes part in this assessment. Standard PEEPs should also be developed for occasional visitors.

•A robust and well-practised communications procedure to ensure that buddies and evacuation chair users meet disabled persons in suitable pre-arranged refuges, at their work station or room. They will also need to know all locations where evacuation chairs are kept.

•That any disabled evacuation / evacuation chair policy is part of a full system of escape and accounting procedure for the building.

Managers should  pay regard to the health and safety ramifications of not providing such evacuation chairs, as well as giving consideration to potential legal action and the personal dignity issues of carrying down a disabled person manually.

For further details and information why not book on one of fire marshal courses London or book a disabled evacuation course.