Fire Warden Training Course

The Fire Warden Training Course will provide you with the necessary information and training required to be a qualified Fire Warden or Fire Marshal

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    Fire Warden Training Course

    Fire Warden Training Course

    Table of Contents

    Our Fire Warden course instructor will detail all the essential duties and roles of a Fire Warden or Fire Marshal such as what is the meaning of a designated assembly point, the evacuation of people with limited mobility, who must a Fire Warden or Marshal report to, what are management responsibilities and how to complete fire drills. The Fire Warden training course will allow you to understand fire hazards within the workplace and what fire safety arrangements can be put in place to manage the risk. Having a designated Fire Warden in your workplace is an essential part of the overall fire safety plan. Each learner will have an opportunity for hands-on experience in the safe use of portable fire extinguishers.

    Employers are required by law to develop an Emergency Plan that details how the workplace will be evacuated in the event of a fire. In the event of an emergency, Fire Warden’s responsibility is to carry out this strategy. The Fire Warden course is designed to teach Fire Wardens about their roles in successfully and safely conducting a fire drill. It also outlines the processes required in creating an emergency plan for the workplace if one does not already exist.

    The course has been tailored to meet the requirements of both the Fire Services Act 1981 and Regulation 9 of The Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005. Since the changes to the Fire Services Act 1981 in 2003, the Fire Service is no longer obliged to provide a “complete evacuation service” for premises, thus placing the onus upon the business.

    Fire Warden’s Duties

    • The Fire Wardens essentially will be the “eyes and ears” within their local area but will not have an enforcing role
    • They will report any issues identified to the Fire Safety Manager and be a focal point on fire safety issues for staff
    • Raise issues regarding local area fire safety with the Safety Manager
    • Assist with coordination of the response to an incident within the immediate vicinity
    • Complete a sweep of the area if safe to do so to verify all persons have evacuated safely
    • Be trained to tackle fire where appropriate
    • Support the Fire Safety Manager on fire safety issues
    • A Fire Warden has two roles, a day-to-day role and one for when the fire alarm sounds
    • All fire hazards and equipment defects are reported immediately to the Fire Safety Manager, and the record entered in the Fire Safety Register

    Phoenix STS also offer a  certified online fire warden training course, or for a complete list of all of our online courses, please click here

    We also offer  Fire Warden, Fire Marshal, Fire Safety Management Courses and training in the safe use of Evacuation Chairs

    Course Aims

    To carry out Fire Warden or Fire Marshal duties and roles in a safe and effective manner
    The safety of staff and visitors
    Be able to identify hazards in the workplace
    The prevention of fire
    The effective reaction to a fire
    The safe use of fire extinguishers

    Course Objectives

    List the duties and roles of a Fire Warden or Fire Marshal
    Give Fire Wardens or Fire Marshals a better understanding of a fire risk assessment process
    Enable Fire to identify the correct type of fire equipment for the class of fire
    Know what to do in the event of a fire
    Be able to assist in an evacuation
    Ensure fire equipment is inspected and maintained as frequently as necessary
    Be able to advise members of staff on action to take in the event of an emergency

    Who Should Attend This Course?

    The Fire Warden course is suitable for anyone who will be taking on the role or anyone that is appointed as a Fire Warden or Fire Marshal in their workplace

    Pre-Course Requirements

    English is the language in which training is delivered, and learners must have fluency in English
    Please inform the Instructor of any medical condition that you may have if you feel relevant to the training and, in particular, the practical work
    Please let us know if learners have any specific learner requirements

    Course Programme

    Fire safety legislation (overview)
    Management responsibilities
    Duties of the Fire Warden or Fire Marshal
    Role of Fire Warden or Fire Marshal
    Record keeping
    Chemistry, spread and class of fire
    Portable fire extinguishers
    Fixed firefighting systems
    Fire detection and alarm systems
    Emergency lighting system
    Fire prevention
    Escape routes
    Fire doors
    Emergency procedures
    Assisting the fire brigade
    Evacuation aids

    Our Tutors

    Our tutors are well experienced in providing fire safety information within a workplace setting, all our tutors hold a minimum;

    Minimal QQI Level 7 in their subject matter or higher
    Train-the-Trainer QQI Level 6 or higher
    People Moving Instructor Qualified
    Evacuation Aid Instructor Qualified

    Training Methods

    PowerPoint presentations (the theory element of the course can be provided by remote learning or face-to-face) followed by question and answer sessions
    Fire safety familiarisation walkabout of the work area
    Use of portable fire extinguisher
    A suitable training area in line with government guidelines on the management of covid-19


    Learners will be required to partake in the course workshops to be deemed competent to hold the role of a Fire Warden or Fire Marshal


    Upon successful completion of this course, learners will receive a Phoenix STS’s Fire Warden Certification
    There is no set requirement, but it is recommended that refresher training be provided at intervals not more than every two years or where there is a change in work practices resulting in introducing a new fire safety system in the workplace
    Please note as Fire Warden or Marshal is non-transferable unless delivered as a public course, this certificate is relevant to the workplace in which the training was provided only

    Maximum Number of Learners

    As the Fire Wardens course is predominantly skill-based, it is limited to 12 learners; this allows adequate time for practice and demonstration with the skills modules of the course


    With a maximum of 12 learners, the course duration is approximately 6.5 hours

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    About Us

    Phoenix STS Ltd t/s Phoenix Safety Training Services provides bespoke first aid, health and safety, fire safety training, and consulting services countrywide to meet our client’s needs. By offering a systematic professional approach through the integration of theoretical and practical tailored programmes, incorporating your training policies and organisational goals, we guarantee compliance and ensure a safer working environment. We also offer a wide range of  RoSPAIATPIFEIIRSM & CPD approved courses; and have a retail business sourcing and supplying specialist evacuation and training equipment.