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

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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.

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

 

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

What do we need to carry out fire warden training in London?


If you are a busy organisation based in London it may not be convenient to send your staff on fire training course. So why not try on-site fire warden training in London.

What do we need? Here is a little list of requirements:

  • A space about 5 or 6 car parking spaces
  • The area should not be visible from a main road or public highway
  • The space must be away from flammable, combustible sources or air intakes
  • The training area must be on private ground and not accessible to members of the public and traffic
  • Flat ground with hard standing

Our staff will also undertake an on-site risk assessment to ensure that there are no other hidden risks or hazards. Need training ? Call City Fire Training now on our Fire Training London hotline now.

New fire marshal course dates set by City Fire Training


A new fire marshal course London (fire warden course London) date has been set by City Fire Training Ltd.

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

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