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Fire Warden Training

Course Overview


  • Overview of the role of a Fire Warden.

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005:

  • Brief history of fire safety legislation.
  • Main requirements of the Act.
  • Key roles and responsibilities.
  • Glossary of terms.

Principles of Fire Risk Assessment:

  • Key elements of a Fire Risk Assessment.

Science of Combustion and Fire Spread:

  • Triangle of combustion.
  • How fires start.
  • How they can be extinguished.
  • How they can be prevented.
  • How fires can spread.

Video – “Front Room Fire”.

Hazard Spotting and Rectifying:

  • The main causes of fire in the workplace.
  • Recognising risks in specific work environments.
  • The importance of good housekeeping.

Exercise – “What risks are there in your work environment?”

Procedures During a Fire:

  • Raising the alarm.
  • Calling the fire service.
  • Ensuring full and safe evacuation.
  • Effective role call.
  • Liaison with the fire service.

First Aid Fire fighting (small fires):

  • Selection and use of appropriate fire extinguisher.
  • When and how to use a fire extinguisher.

Video – “Extinguishing Fires at Work.”


Fire Safety Installations: –

  • Fire alarm.
  • Automatic fire detection (AFD).
  • Monitoring agencies.
  • Secondary lighting.
  • Testing of systems.

Fire Drills:

  • Content.
  • Planning.
  • Observing.
  • Evaluating.
  • Recording.

Fire Safety Checks and Records:

  • Fire Safety checklists.
  • Staff Training.
  • Fire Safety Records.

Exercise – “What should be included in a Fire Safety checklist for your workplace?”

Video – “The Role of a Fire Warden.”

Summary and Evaluation.

Course Details

  • Duration: One day
  • Course Title: Fire Warden Training

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