Fire Marshal

Our course syllabus is approved by the Institute of Fire Engineers (IFE) and meets the requirements of the Fire Scotland Act 2005.

Who should attend?

The Fire Marshal course is designed for those responsible for overseeing fire safety and designated fire marshals. It is also suitable for anyone needing to know how to use a fire extinguisher from all workplaces, regardless of risk category (e.g. offices, shops, libraries), whose fire risk assessment indicates a requirement for fire marshal/fire warden training.

We strongly advise that if your fire risk assessment shows that you have a need for fire marshals that existing First Aiders are not appointed to this role.

On completion of training, successful candidates will be able to:

  • action the appropriate procedures on discovering a fire
  • identify common causes of fire
  • execute fire drills and evacuation
  • understand fire safety legislation
  • describe fire safety precautions
  • understand the chemistry of fire
  • understand the role of a fire marshal
  • use fire extinguishers

What is the course duration?

Three hours from 09:00 to 12:00 or 13:00 to 16:00. Candidates are required to complete three contact hours of training and assessment. It is therefore necessary that candidates are able to attend for the whole duration of the course to allow them to be eligible for continuous assessment and certification.

Candidates will be assessed throughout the course. Evidence of underpinning knowledge will be required for certification.

Successful candidates will receive a certificate valid for three years.

Need more information?
Please call 0300 4 666 999 or email