This course meets the training requirements of staff with an enhanced fire safety role as detailed in the current workplace fire safety legislation. When completed the trainee will be a certified Fire Marshall/Warden in compliance with this legislation.
The course trains participants to act in the capacity of a Fire Warden/Fire Marshal in a place of work. It reviews the actions to be taken by a Fire Warden in the event of a fire or emergency situation.
- Know how to identify possible fire hazards.
- Assist in the fire risk assessment process.
- Understand how fires can occur and how fire and smoke can spread.
- Identify the correct type of fire equipment for the class of fire.
- Know what fire safety equipment are required in a business premise: fire alarms, fire detectors, emergency lighting and fire-fighting equipment.
- Be familiar with fire equipment inspections.
- Advise on measures to reduce the risk of fire occurring, and on action to take in the event of an emergency.
Course duration: Half day (9 am – 1 pm)
- Legislation relating to fire safety
- Management responsibilities
- Fire classifications
- Flammable liquids and gases
- Evacuation process and emergency action plans
- Identification of hazards and controls
- Fire protection installations
- First aid in fire-fighting
- Audit and maintenance procedures
- Evacuation procedure
- Human behaviour in the event of a fire.
A Certificate of Attendance is awarded to participants on the successful completion of the course.