Fire marshal course London – Spaces running out


City Fire Training’s popular fire marshal course London programme is filling up fast.

Just two places remain on the morning fire marshal course in London on 25th November and ten spaces on the afternoon fire marshal training London session.

To book places on these courses follow the links now!

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Should fire marshals help with fire safety checks and maintenance? Fire marshal training in London question


A responsible person must have an adequate fire evacuation plan for their workplace in the event of a fire or fire alarm operating. They must also have a sufficient number of competent persons to implement the plan when required. These competent persons (fire marshals / fire wardens etc) should also take part in any planned fire drills. The fire drills will refresh fire marshals and other staff of their duties and can help highlight any deficiencies in the fire evacuation plan.

In addition to the legal requirements above, some fire marshals assist with other tasks. These include:

  • Training new staff including temps
  • Helping to update the fire evacuation plan / fire emergency plan
  • Carrying out fire safety inspections of their workplace
  • Helping  with fire safety equipment checks

Fire safety equipment checks include assisting with weekly call alarm point test, monthly emergency lighting tests, fire extinguisher checks (monthly / quarterly), checking fire doors, fire exits and service risers are all in good order.

For more information on the duties of fire marshals and fire wardens, come on one of our fire marshal training in London programmes or consider booking an in house fire marshal courses London session for your staff. Our open fire marshal courses in London are held every month or so. Call now for more details.

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.

 

For more details of fire marshal courses London, fire extinguisher courses in London etc – Click these links 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.

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

Fire wardens and fire marshals in the same building


We recently undertook a contract to provide a fire risk assessment, fire emergency plan and fire training package for a buildings fire wardens and fire marshals.

Does a building need fire wardens and fire marshals? This building did and here is a brief resume of why this building needed this type of training.

Our client was a London youth centre. The building was used during the daytime by children and disabled service users and by local young people in the evening. The building had a number of permanent staff who acted as either dedicated evacuation buddies or fire wardens. Fire wardens provided a sweep of the building to ensure all persons had left when a fire alarm operated. Evacuation buddies provided assistance to service users and their helpers using evacuation equipment installed in the building.

Fire marshals were persons who bought their service users from outside establishments. Their primary role was to evacuate children, disabled persons and any other personnel in their charge.

We provided  fire warden training London  for the established permanent workers. Fire marshal courses London for the visiting staff. Evacuation chair training for both evacuation buddies and fire marshals.

For more details of our fire marshal courses, fire warden courses London etc. Call us now on 0207 419 5001

 

What do you think? Should staff be warned of fire drills?


Whenever this question is asked at one of fire marshal courses in London, we get a mixed view. Slightly more favour not telling staff as this may help find out what a real evacuation will look like.

We take a different view! Here is why we think all staff should be warned of a fire drill:

  • If all staff know when drills take place and fire alarms are tested – a better response should occur when a fire alarm goes of for a real incident!
  • It provides the opportunity of setting a scenario which may make staff take a different route from the building.
  • It provides for an opportunity for fire marshals and deputy fire marshals to practice the fire evacuation procedure and put in place any learning opportunities.
  • It allows staff to use the drill as a training opportunity.
  • By not telling staff this may lead to complacency and a false sense of security.
  • Fire Brigade fire safety handbooks recommend it!
  • It may prevent panic and any possible injuries!

Not everyone will agree, but we think the case for telling staff about fire drills has been made!!!

 

For more details of fire marshal training courses in London or fire warden courses in London call us on 0207 419 5001 now!