Fire Warden Training

Also referred to as Fire Marshal training

CPD Approved RoSPA Approved
Fire Warden Training
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  • 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.
This course was last audited on: 12th September 2023
  • Written in compliance with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
  • Developed by health and safety professionals
  • Accredited by CPD and Assured by RoSPA Qualifications
  • Online training course and assessment with no time limits
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration: 3 hours
  • Same day digital certificate. Printed certificate posted the next working day

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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Course content

1Introduction 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.

2Understanding Fire

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

3Fire 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.

4Fire Safety Arrangements

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

5Evacuation Routes and Signs

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

6Emergency 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.

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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.

Who should take this course?

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.

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For companies ordering 5 or more courses, you’ll also be given the option to pay by invoice.

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Once you’ve completed your purchase, look out for an email containing the details you’ll need to start your training.

Simply click the "Get Started" button on the email, and from there you can select whether the training is for yourself or for your team.

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If your delivery address is in the UK, we will send a hard copy of your certificate to your UK postal address once you’ve completed your course. Although we try to deliver your certificates as soon as possible, please allow 3-4 working days for delivery.

Don’t want to wait? You can instantly download your digital certificate as a PDF after course completion.

Additionally, please note that if your company is paying by invoice we can only issue certificates after your order has been fully paid.

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Continued support

Our friendly customer support team is happy to help at any stage of your training. Call us on 0333 006 7000 or contact, and we’ll do our best to answer any questions you may have. 

Additionally, have you seen our help page? It’s full of useful information to help guide you through your training experience.