Fire Wardens are usually nominated to take on extra fire related responsibilities in the workplace. The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 mentions that the 'responsible person' should appoint 'competent persons' to assist in fire related matters and should received relevant training. This role could carried out by a Fire Warden.
How many Fire Wardens do I need?
This would be established by referring to the site fire risk assessment. The size, activity/hazards and numbers of staff employed, shift patterns would all have a bearing on the numbers required. Also, holiday periods, sickness, should all be taken into consideration.
A Fire Warden training course is another of our popular course of three hours duration aimed at staff who have been given more responsibility in dealing with a fire emergency and undertaking fire prevention duties. This course combining theoretical and practical sessions will allow staff to respond effectively in dealing with a fire emergency. It also features specific duties undertaken by a Fire Warden or Fire Marshal. All delegates receive a comprehensive course manual and a course certificate. Everyone will be given the opportunity to use a fire extinguisher on a live controlled fire using our environmentally friendly fire simulation apparatus. Not only will this course promote confidence in trained staff in dealing with a fire emergency it also ensures that employers are complying with relevant fire, health and safety legislation.
Subjects on the course include:
Training Room Session:
Why fire training
Raising the alarm
Calling the fire brigade
Evacuation Procedures - Roll Call & Assembly Points
Theory of fire - Fire Triangle, Classes of Fire, Fire Spread & Extinction
Common causes of fire
Fire extinguisher types & uses
Viewing of an appropriate DVD
Role of the Fire Warden
Viewing of an appropriate Fire Warden DVD
Live fire demonstration:
All popular types of portable fire extinguishers and a fire blanket demonstrated on realistic environmentally friendly fire simulation equipment. Delegates are invited to participate.