This fire marshal / warden training course is suitable for people aged 16+ who are responsible for fire safety or who are designated fire marshals in their place of work. The course will assist learners to understand how a fire may start and spread; how to assess and manage these risks in the workplace; and how to use fire fighting equipment.

  • Have the knowledge, confidence and competence to take charge in the event of an fire emergency.
  • Fire safety provision compliant for your business.
Fire Marshal / Warden training with the Hive Collaborative.
Fire Marshal / Warden training with the Hive Collaborative.

Fire Safety Legal Requirements

As per the Fire Safety Order 2005, it is a legal requirement to ensure sufficient preparations have been put in place to handle safe evacuations in the event of a fire. This is usually in the form of a Appointed Fire Marshal / Warden who has undergone sufficient training in Fire Safety.

Government Legislation

Fire Warden / Marshal Training Aims

Your delegates will learn through theoretical work, group discussion and where applicable practical demonstration. We undertake a study of your business operation prior to the course to tailor it specifically to your needs. This course can be conducted externally, or onsite to minimise business disruption / downtime. *If opting for the practical, real fire demonstration (available at the checkout) please note the restrictions later on this page.

  • Aim of fire safety.
  • Fire prevention and building safety features.
  • In house fire safety policy and record keeping.
  • Combustion principles – classification, The Fire Triangle / common causes of fire.
  • How fire and smoke spread (convection, conduction and radiation).
  • Fire legislation – Regulatory reform (fire safety) order 2005.
  • The role of a fire marshal.
  • Fire risk assessment, escape, drills and evacuation.
  • Emergency plan
  • Fire action,
  • Human factors
  • Use of fire equipment, including fire blanket and fire extinguishers*

Fire Warden & Marshal Location / Duration

This course can be conducted externally, or onsite to minimise business disruption / downtime if required. It’s 4-5 hours long with flexible starting times to meet the needs of your business operation. We are happy to conduct the course around the clock, during the evening or at weekends, etc. A small surcharge applies to courses conducted during out of hours times, see terms below.

Delivery Type
Face-to-Face

Assessment Methods
Continuous assessment through the course.

Maximum Learners Per Tutor
The Fire Marshal / Warden Course has a maximum ratio of 12:1

Requalification Process

It is recommended that you, or your staff undertake refresher training every 3 years.

Fire Marshal / Warden Training with Fire Extinguisher demonstration?

The Fire Marshal / Warden Training with Fire Extinguisher demonstration can be delivered directly in your workplace. However this will be subject to having access to a safe, open area. Delegates will be able to learn the basic skills and knowledge for ‘hands on use’ of a fire extinguisher. A ‘live fire’ scenario is available as an additional module on request, and also subject to a safe, open area. The latter we normally carry out at our training suite in Mold, Flintshire.

Fire Marshal / Warden FAQ’s

Do fire marshals have to be trained?

Businesses often ask us if Fire Marshal / Warden training is compulsory. The answer is yes; under the provisions of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order of 2005 as a business you are obliged to offer both general fire safety training for all members of staff, and specialist fire warden or fire marshal training for appointed staff members.

How many Fire Marshals / Wardens do I need?

The Fire Safety Order 2005 states the number of Fire Marshals / Wardens required depends on the risk factor, and number of employees in your business. When calculating, factors like time required to search an area, the number of staff on each floor, and how many members of the public are present should all be accounted for. It’s common practice to have a minimum of one Fire Warden / Marshal per level. Remember to factor in days worked, annual and sick leave when you make your calculation. Therefore it’s good practice to double your initial findings.

What are the duties for a Fire Marshal / Warden?

The role of the fire marshal / warden is comprehensive. Duties include; general house keeping to the checking emergency exits, fire extinguishers, fire doors, break glass call points, fire detectors, emergency lighting and fire safety signs. As well as these obvious duties a fire warden / marshal will sometimes be responsible for testing the weekly fire alarm, (or at least ensuring it’s completed), managing COSHH, PAT and ensuring the fire risk assessment is up to date. We also advise the fire marshal / warden collaborates with the Health & Safety Officer to complete inspections, etc. They should have a line of communication to senior management and a good working relationship with them.


Can you do a fire marshal course online?

Fire Marshal / Warden training can be completed online via e-learning. However, this is not ideal method for delivering the Fire Marshal / Warden course. The practical element of the face to face course is one of the essential skills required in the field of Fire Safety. We find delegates like to ask questions and learn by handling extinguishers, which are not possible with e-learning courses. However, if you are seeking to promote Fire Safety Awareness to a large number of staff members, e-learning could be a simple solution.

What does the Fire Safety Order 2005 mean for businesses?

The Fire Safety Order 2005 states that it is the employer’s responsibility to provide sufficient Fire Safety to their staff. These measure include; trained individuals, fire detection systems, access to fire extinguishers, a safe environment with a thoroughly conducted and up to date fire risk assessment. The Fire Safety Order 2005 also instructs that every business must have a designated responsible person. This individual will complete fire risk assessments, plan for emergencies, and communicate the procedures to others.

What is a Fire Risk Assessment?

A fire risk assessment will help you to identify all the fire hazards and risks in your premises. This will then unable you to decide whether the risks identified are acceptable or whether you need to take steps to reduce or control them.

Who can conduct a Fire Risk Assessment?

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 states that the Responsible Person of a premises must make sure they carry out a fire risk assessment. However it is common for businesses to appoint a ‘competent’ risk assessor to carry out a fire risk assessment on your behalf. However, you will still be responsible in law for meeting the requirements of the order.

Onsite Course Terms

In order for us to carry out the course on your premises, please check:

• Your premises is within the area on the map below. We can and are very happy to travel further to provide Fire Marshall / Warden training, but please contact us for pricing and availability prior to purchasing. We aim to provide affordable training to all areas of the UK, but additional expenses may be charged if we don’t have a Fire Safety Trainer in your area.

• A small surcharge, invoiced prior to the course will be payable before the course start date if you require us to complete the course outside Mon-Fri, 0800-1800.

o Friday 1800 to Monday 0800, additional £20 per hour. E.g., Fire Warden / Marshal course is 4 hours. Additional charge = £80.

o Weekdays, Monday to Thursday, 1800- 0800 on Friday, additional £15 per hour.

o Bank holidays, 0000-0000, additional £30 per hour.

  • Fire extinguisher demonstration
  • Live fire demonstration

• A room of sufficient size to conduct the practical elements of the training (please bear in mind social distancing for Covid-19 compliance). For 12 attendees room size should be larger than 36 square metres. If you fire Practical Fire training, selectable at the checkout, your delegates are required to attend our purpose built unit in Mold, Flintshire.

• A room which is large enough to use and clearly display a projector screen (we supply), and is free from distractions, noise, etc.

• Access to welfare facilities.

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