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.


Whats new for fire warden training London?

In this article we take a look at the latest web news and articles detailing fire warden training London programmes. Here are the latest articles:

How frequently should fire wardens receive fire warden training London? homepage provides an in sight into the frequency of fire warden training. Reasons for more or less frequent training include the level of risk and hazards in a workplace or building, the type of workplace. turnover of staff and the findings of the fire risk assessment.

Should an organisation carry out generic on line fire warden training?

Fire warden training / general staff fire training should be based on an organisations fire emergency plan, fire evacuation plans and the findings of the fire risk assessment. On line generic training will not provide specific details about an organisation or its building. On line training may provide a general overview of the issues to be covered in more detailed fire training.

Do fire wardens and fire marshal s need more fire training than other staff?

Government guidance provides detailed lists of what general staff need to know about their company procedures, building and fire safety equipment. The guides also detail further training that fire wardens and fire marshals will need to learn to effectively evacuate persons in the event of a fire or emergency.

How often should fire drills be carried out in a workplace?

An old favourite question of both our blog readers, regular website visitors and attendees on our fire training courses. The type of premises, risk and hazards will need to be assessed when deciding the frequency of fire drills.

How many fire marshals do we need in our building?

Fire Training in London considers how many fire marshals and fire wardens are needed in a building. This will depend on the type of building, level of risk, type of occupants, type of building and what type of accounting procedure is employed. In addition, workplaces that have shift work will need an appropriate number of fire marshals to cover all shifts and at times when persons on in the building.

Can my fire marshals train other staff?

The popular Fire training Course .com explores a number of frequently asked fire warden training and fire marshal training questions. Can fire marshals train other staff? Many organisations employ fire marshals to carry out very basic fire training for temporary workers and new starters!



Fire Service strike in England and Wales today

A four hour fire service strike will take place at midday today. The strike is about proposed changes to the fire fighters pension scheme that could see all frontline personnel working until they are 60 years old.

The row centres on issues of competency – this when a frontline fire fighter could fail his medical check and be dismissed and not paid his/her pension until they are 65 years old, despite paying in 12% (and rising to 16%) of their wages in pension contributions.

The Fire Brigades Union believe fire fighters (men and women of 60 years of age) could be placed in danger, as well as members of the public. Some news pundits believe the series of strikes could continue until the next general election.

City Fire Training Ltd believe that businesses and organisations could now be at greater risk if they have a fire during one of these strikes. Although fire authorities have a duty to provide fire cover during strike action, it will be well below normal standards of cover.

Training staff on fire procedures and sending fire wardens on fire marshal courses London or having in house fire marshal training in London may help minimise risk and increase staff safety. For details of our fire training in London call our teams now on 0207 419 5001