Fire Warden Training

Also referred to as Fire Marshal training

Fire Warden Training
£35 +VAT

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.

Be aware that fire wardens should also receive practical training in the use of fire extinguishers to supplement this training course. Practical training is crucial to ensure they can operate fire fighting equipment safely, otherwise they could put themselves and others at greater risk. The information in this course will give them the knowledge they need to carry out key aspects of their role, as well as provide an understanding of the different types of fire. This in combination with practical training will ensure they are fully prepared and knowledgeable about how to respond safely in an emergency.

This course has been updated and is legally accurate in line with any guidance changes that have resulted from Brexit legislation - including any revisions to deadlines.

  • Written in compliance with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
  • Developed by health and safety professionals
  • Accredited by CPD and Assured by RoSPA
  • Online training course and assessment with no time limits
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration: 3 hours
  • On completion, certificate is posted next working day
  • Downloadable PDF certificate available on completion

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.

This certified online training is ideal for people working in positions such as, but not limited to:

  • Manager / Supervisor
  • Administrator
  • Teacher
  • Receptionist
  • Director
Looking for more of an overview of fire safety procedures? Our fire safety awareness training might be the ideal course for you and your team. 
Note: you do not need to take our Fire Safety Awareness Training course to then take this Fire Warden Training course, as we will cover the same necessary fundamentals before covering the specific information that fire wardens need to know.


CPD Approved
RoSPA Approved

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

This course is also assured by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents through their RoSPA Qualifications Assurance System, as providing up-to-date, quality and content-approved training.

On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit. 

This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 1 year. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.

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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, duties of manufacturers and suppliers of machines and equipment, 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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Aims of the course

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.


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.