Why do fire wardens and fire marshals need more fire training?

There is a requirement for all staff to receive regular fire training. They should be taught the contents of the fire emergency plan. This will include what to do if they discover a fire, what to do if they hear an alarm, details of the fire alarm, details of fire fighting equipment, accounting procedures, the importance of fire doors, how to operate fire alarm call points, fire doors etc.

Fire wardens and fire marshals must also know this essential information but will also need to know more details of the fire evacuation strategy, how fires start and behave in buildings, how persons react to fires in buildings, how to marshal persons to a place of safety, arrangements for disabled persons or other persons with reduced mobility. They may also be required to assist with updating fire emergency plans, fire evacuation plans, simple staff fire training, implementing  and debriefing fire drills etc.

All of these issues are covered in City Fire Training fire marshal courses in London. Our courses can be delivered as in house fire warden training London programmes, on-site fire warden training in London or as open fire marshal training London programmes at our training venue in East London.


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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

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.

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

London Fire Brigade warn night club owners of fire safety responsibilities

London Fire Brigade chiefs have warned the owners of clubs, pubs and restaurants in the London not to be complacent about fire safety, following the fire that killed 230 people in a Brazil nightclub.

The Fire Safety Order 2005,places responsibility for fire safety with business owners / responsible persons who are required to have up-to-date fire safety emergency plans, including a fire risk assessment, which take into account how people would evacuate from a premises in the event of a fire. London Fire Brigade inspects and carries out FRA audits in  thousands of commercial buildings each year, including nightclubs, and if business owners are complying with the FSO they can be fined or even sent to prison. A few years ago, one company was fined £542,000 including costs!

Following the tragic fire in Santa Maria, Brazil, London’s fire chiefs are asking business owners to check that their fire safety plans are up-to-date and that they have completed a suitable and sufficient fire risk assessment of their business premises. Issues that need to be considered include:

• Staircases and corridors should be kept clear

• Fire exit doors must not be blocked or locked from the outside

• Exit routes should be well marked • Fire extinguishers – roughly one for every 200 sq metres of floor space

• Staff should be trained in what to do in the event of a fire including fire marshal training London and disabled fire evacuation training

London Fire Brigade are also asking the public  to report to their local fire station any potential breaches of fire safety laws or obvious fire risks, for example blocked fire escapes or overflowing rubbish.

Steve Turek, the London Fire Brigade’s Assistant Commissioner for Fire Safety Regulation, said: “The events in Brazil this weekend are a tragedy but they should act as a stark reminder to all business owners, and especially nightclub owners, that there is no room for complacency when it comes to fire safety. Businesses must be able to show that they have thought about how they will keep people safe if the worst should happen and they do have a fire.

“The London Fire Brigade regularly inspects the fire safety of nightclubs and thousands of other businesses. If people are breaking fire safety laws, we will have no hesitation in prosecuting them, which could result in a fine totalling tens of thousands of pounds or in the worst cases a prison sentence. Similarly, if people see things they think is a fire risk, tell the business’ owner and if they don’t do anything, tell the local fire station.”

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Fire marshal courses London increased uptake in 2013

City Fire training report that there has been a strong uptake in fire marshal courses London in 2013. The end of 2012 also saw increased demand in fire training for companies and organisations in the capital.

The move to Toynbee Hall, Aldgate East and the inclusion of practical fire extinguisher training has proved popular with City based firms. Many have elected to take short half day courses which allows staff to return to work in the afternoon..

Fire marshal courses London, fire warden courses London, fire extinguisher courses London and other general staff fire training courses continue to be the most popular courses run be City Fire training and Fire Training London.

Readers are reminded that staff fire training is a requirement of the Fire Safety Order 2005. Responsible persons of organisations must carry out a fire risk assessment and produce a fire emergency plan. These will help detail the type and frequency of fire training in your workplace.


Do your staff need live fire extinguisher training? fire extinguisher courses London article

Have your staff ever used a fire extinguisher on a practice training fire? Or have they had to watch a video or worse read the company booklet? ZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzz!!!!!!

City Fire Training Ltd and Fire Training London offer  live fire training courses and all staff can put out a number of small fires using our portable fire training rig. We can deliver the courses at your site or at our training centre in Aldgate East. Some of our customers elect for training at their premises and then take a short walk from the City to our  practical training area.

Our courses are based around Government guidance and will help your organisation meet legal responsibilities under the Fire Safety Order 2005.

For details of fire extinguisher courses London or on-site fire extinguisher training London call us now on 0207 419 5001


So what fire training course do we do?

City Fire training and Fire Training London offer a range of courses. You can book through either website or call our telephone team.

Here is an overview and a few links to course pages:

Fire marshal course London now full

Fire Training London (City Fire Training) have now closed their fire marshal course for 29th November 2012.

A new date will set in a few days for January 2013. The new year will see a new fire marshal course London format.

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Fire in Shoreditch office / residential block – fire marshal courses London article

Fire crews from Shoreditch, Whitechapel and Southwark were called to a smell of smoke in an office and residential building on Fore Street on Sunday afternoon.

The incident was reported at 1351 and was dealt with 90 minutes later. A small motor in the basement of the building had burnt out and firefighters were able to extinguish it swiftly.

Responsible persons are reminded that Fire risk assessments are required in commercial buildings and that the common areas of residential accommodation should also be fire risk assessed. In addition, commercial premises should have a fire emergency plan, an evacuation procedure and an appropriate number of trained personnel to carry out any evacuations during an emergency.

City Fire Training provide fire marshal courses London and fire extinguisher courses London. Fire Training London also provide a number of other fire safety courses  suitable for various workplaces and fire safety roles.