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

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

 

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.

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!

Are fire marshals and fire warden a legal requirement?


Our new website “fire training in London.co.uk” has a new fire marshal tip of the week page! Each week we will provide responsible persons new points to consider regarding their fire evacuation procedures, fire marshal training and fire emergency plan. Why not save us as a favourite.

This week we look at whether fire marshals and fire wardens are legal requirement. The answer may be a little more technical than you first thought.

For an organisation to have safely and successfully evacuate all persons from their premises, there must be a sufficient number of suitably qualified and trained persons doing the rights things at the right time! This not only includes fire marshal and fire wardens but all members of staff and volunteers that work in the premises..

 The Fire Safety Order 2005 requires a “Responsible Person” for a building or premises, who has duties under Articles 8 – 22 of the Order. This person has a number of fire safety management duties that include:

 Fire precautions for the premises

  • Prevention and procedures for all times of the day
  • Carry out regular fire risk assessments or appoint a competent person to do so on their behalf
  • Maintenance fire fighting equipment
  • Maintain fire alarms, fire emergency lighting and other fire safety features
  • Nominate and train competent persons to assist with the fire evacuation
  • Provide information to staff and relevant persons
  • Produce a fire emergency plan

General staff also have specific responsibilities under the Fire Safety Order 2005. must fulfil their “general duty as an employee” under Article 23 of the Order and in addition have a “duty of care” under the Health and Safety at Work Act.

Fire marshals and fire wardens are employees or volunteers who have been nominated as competent persons for that role under Articles 15 – 18 of the RRO. Their competence has been determined by:

  • The extent of their training (should be relevant to the premises in which they work)
  • Maintenance fire marshal training via instruction and regular fire drills
  • Their experience and knowledge of their workplace and the activities that take place there
  • Other suitable qualities to ensure the implementation of the organisations fire evacuation procedure

Fire marshal training (such as our fire marshal training in London programme) is required on a regular basis. The frequency will be determined by the organisations fire risk assessment  significant findings (as required by Article 9) and the fire emergency plan. Fire marshal training / fire warden training should be carried out; initially, because of any change in circumstances in the premises, because of new or increased risk and periodically in accordance with Article 21 of the RRO.

For more details of any of our fire warden training programmes or fire marshal courses in London – call our office now! Remember our courses are based on government guidance booklets, fire service best practice advice and British Standard recommendations. Each attendee on our courses will receive a certificate of attendance and have access to our online fire safety handbook. As previous providers of fire marshal courses in London for the Fire Service Safety Partnership you can be sure that our courses will be perfect for your needs!

 

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.