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City Fitre training Ltd leading providers of fire safety in London and Essex. Training providers for the Fire Service Safety Partneship the trading style of Essex County Fire and Rescue Service. CFT provides fire marshal courses in London, fire warden courses in London, fire extinguisher courses in London, fire risk assessments in London, on-site training or training at its own venues in London.
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.
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.
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.
The course will be held at Toynbee Hall, Commercial Road, Aldgate East, London on 30th Sept 2013.
The course will be attended by delegates from a variety of different workplaces. Attendees will be able to tackle a small fire during the fire extinguisher practical session. The fire marshal training London is based on government guidance booklets, fire service guidance notes and best practice and British Standard recommendations.
For those not requiring fire warden training London, can attend the morning session for fire extinguisher training. To book on the fire marshal course or fire extinguisher course London call 0207 419 5001
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: