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

Fire Warden Training Course

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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