Fire Warden Training

Also referred to as Fire Marshal training

Duration 3 hours

Last audited 12th September 2023

City & Guilds Assured CPD Approved RoSPA Approved
Fire Warden Training
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For teams
  • 100% online training

  • Start when you like

  • Learn on any device (desktop, mobile or tablet)

  • Instant assessment and result

  • 1 learner per course

  • Train teams of all sizes

  • Bulk discounts starting at 10% off 10 courses

  • Learn on any device (desktop, mobile or tablet)

£35 +VAT

include vat

Includes a 10% discount for 10+ courses

Having a designated fire warden at work is an important part of fire safety. The fire warden works together with the employer to ensure that fire safety measures and evacuation procedures are in place and effective.

This course will provide you with the necessary theoretical training required to be a qualified fire warden. It will educate you about what your legal duties are, will provide you with an understanding of fire, familiarise you with fire hazards and fire safety arrangements, and detail what your emergency evacuation procedures should entail. The information in the course will enable you to take responsibility for fire safety in your workplace and protect everyone’s wellbeing.

In addition to training specifically for Fire Wardens, this course also covers everything you will learn in our Fire Safety Awareness course so there is no need for Fire Wardens to take both courses.

100% online training

Access anywhere

Same day digital certificate

Printed certificate posted next working day

Full audio voiceover

Unlimited assessment attempts

Written in compliance with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

Developed by health and safety professionals

City & Guilds Assured

Accredited by CPD and assured by RoSPA Qualifications

What you'll learn

By the end of this Fire Warden Training course, you will understand:

  • The main laws for workplace fire safety.
  • Your role as a fire warden.
  • The different categories of fire.
  • How fires may start and spread in a workplace.
  • What is involved in a fire risk assessment.
  • Common causes of fires in workplaces.
  • Control measures to prevent or minimise fire risks.
  • The different types of fire extinguishers and their uses.
  • Fire detection, fire warning, and fire equipment.
  • Requirements for fire plans.
  • What your specific role is during emergency evacuation procedures.
  • Fire safety measures for people with vulnerabilities and disabilities.
  • The purpose of personal emergency evacuation plans.
  • How to carry out fire drills.

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Module 1: Introduction to Fire Warden Training

Why is fire safety important, fire safety law, how is the law enforced, employer duties, fire warden responsibilities, how many fire wardens do businesses need, and how to prepare for your role.

Module 2: Understanding Fire

The fire triangle, classes of fire, dangerous substances, hazard labelling and packaging, and safety data sheets.

Module 3: Fire Risk Assessment

What is a risk assessment, key definitions, step 1: identifying the hazards, step 2: determining who may be harmed and how, step 3: deciding what precautions are needed, step 4: recording findings, and step 5: reviewing and updating the assessment.

Module 4: Fire Safety Arrangements

Fire prevention measures, fire detection and warning systems, duties of manufacturers, importers, and distributors of electrical equipment, fire extinguishers, and fire blankets.

Module 5: Evacuation Routes and Signs

Requirements of evacuation routes, emergency lighting, and fire signs.

Module 6: Emergency Plans, Evacuation Procedures, and Fire Drills

Fire emergency plans, general evacuation procedures, evacuation procedures for vulnerable people, fire warden duties during evacuations, and fire drills.

The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 25 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically so that you’ll instantly know whether you passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.

This Fire Warden Training course is suitable for anyone who will be taking on the role of fire warden in their workplace. Anyone at any level can take it and no previous knowledge is required - it covers the basics of fire safety and then goes into more detail about the specific fire safety responsibilities of fire wardens. It will educate you about what your duties are and how to fulfil them.

Be aware that fire wardens should also receive practical training in the use of fire extinguishers to supplement this training course.

Written by experts

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Neil Murray

Health and Safety Consultant

Neil Murray is a vastly experienced and highly qualified health and safety professional who has held roles such as Senior Health and Safety Executive inspector,  and Principal Inspector for Channel Tunnel construction. He has also held senior roles in an international infrastructure business, a major UK water utility company and a major construction group and provided management consultancy to numerous companies across a wide range of industries. 

Neil has a wide expertise in many sectors, including construction, civil engineering, manufacturing engineering, water and waste utilities, education, heritage sites, public safety, rail construction and operation, transport, marine, waste management, engineering design and industrial and facilities management services. 

Neil is a QSA auditor for RoSPA and also an author of published guidance on health and safety in the construction of the Channel Tunnel, work at height, major project management, and online training courses.

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