Fire Warden

On Arrangement

This half day course is aimed at employees with a designated fire safety role in the workplace.  It equips the delegates with the necessary knowledge and skills to adequately undertake their roles and responsibilities as Fire Wardens.

Delegates gain practical experience of operating portable fire extinguishers to attack small fires when safe to do so.

The course material and handouts are used in conjunction with the Department for Communities Local Government (DCLG) Fire Safety Guides and the current legislation. 


This programme is designed at all employees who have a designated fire safety responsibility in the event of a fire, e.g. Responsible Persons and Competent Persons (as defined by the RRFSO), including:

Heads of Departments
Fire Wardens or Marshals and in some large workplaces, fire fighting teams.

The material is suitable for delegates with no experience in Fire Safety, although basic Fire Safety Awareness level of training would be an advantage.


  • An awareness of Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order (RRFSO)
  • Knowledge of the typical role of a fire warden in the workplace
  • Awareness of key fire safety duties under the RRFSO, including: Fire Safety, Means of Escape, Fire Alarms, Log Book and Fire Notices
  • An understanding of the modes of evacuation
  • Skills to recognise and address human behaviour in a fire situation
  • Knowledge and skill to undertake fire alarms, drills and to supervise emergency procedures
  • Awareness of how to prevent fire or limit its impact
  • The ability to identify fire hazards in the workplace
  • The ability to identify and use a range of portable fire extinguishers on live fires


  • Review of modern fire safety law
  • The role of the fire warden
  • Human behaviour in a fire
  • Basic principles of a fire risk assessment
  • Routine fire prevention measures
  • Modes of evacuation
  • Fire drills and pre planning
  • Fire fighting equipment
  • Fire science
  • Theory of combustion
  • Extinguisher types
  • Principles of extinguishment


6 hours approx