Fire Mashall/Warden

Aim of the course

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires employers to have a strategy to evacuate all occupants within a building. The legislation implements a risk-based approach to fire safety in community, industrial and business premises and requires the employer, owner or occupier (known as the 'responsible person') to carry out a fire safety risk assessment and implement appropriate fire precautionary and protection measures, and to maintain a fire management plan.

As part of the Fire Management Plan, businesses should provide a sufficient number of nominated Fire Marshalls/Wardens who will have undergone the appropriate training to fulfil their role. Aside from taking charge of the evacuation of people from a premises the identification of fire hazards is key to successful fire prevention. If you are unsure of how many Fire Marshalls your business requires please call us.

At the end of this course, delegates will be able to demonstrate an understanding of:

  • The procedures to be followed in the event of fire;
  • How to call the fire service and liaise on site;
  • Identify which elements need to exist for fire to occur;
  • The three basic principles of fire extinction;
  • Identify the different classes of fire;
  • Basic fire prevention;
  • Arson prevention;
  • Personal protection;
  • Movement in smoke:
  • The need for fire safety and how to implement measures to protect yourselves, colleagues and clients;
  • Use of correct fire equipment;

Course content

This 1/2 day course covers the following elements:

  • Basic duties of the fire marshal/warden
  • Introduction to Fire safety
  • The fire triangle
  • Heat transfer
  • Common sources of fire
  • Fire extinguishers (option to include practical extinguisher discharges)
  • Fire Exits, Emergency Exit Routes, Signs
  • Emergency Lighting & Fire Alarms

Who should take this course?

This theoretical course (with an optional practical session) is designed for individuals who have been designated as a fire marshal or fire warden and have specific duties towards fire prevention and evacuation.

Pre-course preparations?

Wherever possible hands-on practical fire extinguisher demonstrations will be carried out outside following a suitable risk assessment; therefore delegates are advised to bring suitable outdoor clothing and footwear.


Delegates who successfully pass this course will be awarded a TTS 'Fire Marshall/Warden' Certificate which will be valid for 3 years.


Refreshments will be provided at the venue.

To book this course, please either check the 'Dates' tab for details of any scheduled Open courses or contact us on:

Tel: 01642 680497


This course is currently available to be delivered as a dedicated in-house course for your organisation. Please contact us to find out about options for face-to-face and/or 'Virtual Classroom' delivery.

Contact us to arrange a dedicated course: