Fire Marshal course
Our Fire Marshal Training course provides basic training for people who are required to be a fire marshal/fire warden within the workplace. The course syllabus is approved by the Institute of Fire Engineers (IFE) and meets the requirements of the Fire Scotland Act 2005.
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Who should attend?
The Fire Marshal course is designed for those who are 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
How long does the course last?
Three hours. Candidates are required to complete four 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.
9.00am until 12.00pm, or 1.00pm until 4.00pm
Candidates will be assessed throughout the course. Evidence of underpinning knowledge will be required for certification.
Successful candidates will receive a St Andrew’s First Aid Training and Supplies Ltd ‘Fire Marshal’ certificate, which is valid for three years.
Please consider the following factors when choosing your candidate(s) to attend our Fire Marshal course:
- reliability, disposition and communication skills
- aptitude and ability to absorb new knowledge and learn new skills
- ability to cope with stressful and physically demanding emergency procedures
- normal duties, which should be such that they may be able to respond immediately and rapidly to an emergency