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Fire Warden

Fire warden training covers a variety of areas including legislation causes of fire, fire prevention, fire evacuation procedures, extinguisher use, safety features, emergency procedures, role and responsibilities, fire assembly and managing people under pressure.

This course is perfectly suited for any existing fire wardens, deputies, safety representatives or individuals holding fire warden responsibilities.

Discounts are available for bulk purchases. 

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Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements

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Company Benefits

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  • The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 imposes specific duties on employers, including the need for fire prevention methods, supply of information to employees and appropriate fire safety measures. Staff who are appointed and trained as Fire Wardens are able to help you meet your legal obligations by addressing basic fire issues in the workplace.
  • Fire Wardens play a critical role in evacuating a building in the event of a fire. You can be confident that a competent person will efficiently escort your staff to a safe location, reducing the risk of injury.
  • Fire Warden training enables your appointed team member to carry out the necessary checks to make sure fire extinguishers are in good working condition.
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  • Unit 1

    Fire Science

  • Unit 2

    Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 / Fire (Scotland) Act 2005

  • Unit 3

    Fire safety management

  • Unit 4

    Evacuation methods and plans

  • Unit 5

    Role of fire wardens

  • Unit 6

    Fighting a fire


  • Open discussion forms  part of the assessment

Course Length

  • 0.5-day

Learning Methods

  • On-Site

    Professional HSE training delivered at your premises

  • Virtual

    Live-online, engaging and interactive classes

No formal entry requirements
Unit 1
Fire Science The study of all aspects of fire, from fire behaviour to fire investigation. The unit covers the stages of fire:
  • Incipient Phase
  • Rollover
  • Steady-state burning phase
  • Flashover
  • Decay
  • Backdraft
  • Conduction and fire spread
  • Convection and fire spread
  • Radiation
Unit 2
Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 / Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 A pragmatic look at the level of control with in premises, and the reasonable steps organisations make to reduce the risk from fire and make sure people can safely escape if there is a fire.
The unit also covers:
  • Who should enforce the Fire Safety Act/order
  • Offences magistrates/sheriffs court/ higher court
  • Fire risk assessment
Unit 3
Fire safety management How to create a management plan outlines your arrangements for implementing, controlling, monitoring, and reviewing fire safety standards as well as ensuring that the standards are maintained.
The units includes:
  • Nominating staff for fire responsibilities
  • Fire drills
  • Checking premises after evacuation
  • Monitoring and debrief
Unit 4
Evacuation methods and plans How to create fire safety and evacuation plans, creating a clear passageway to all escape routes, clearly marked escape routes that are as short and direct as possible.
The unit includes:
  • Simultaneous evacuation
  • Phased evacuation
  • Progressive horizontal evacuation
  • Re-entry to the building
Unit 5
Role of fire wardens Examining the roles and responsibilities of the wire warden including checking fire alarms, emergency exits, fire extinguishers, fire doors, emergency lighting, signs ect
The unit includes:
  • helping those on the premises to leave;
  • checking the premises to ensure everyone has left;
  • using firefighting equipment if safe to do so;
  • liaising with the fire and rescue service on arrival;
  • shutting down vital or dangerous equipment; and
  • performing a supervisory/managing role in any fire situation.
Unit 6
Fighting a fire Exploring the steps to fighting a fire including sounding the alarm, evacuating the building and call emergency services.
The unit also covers:
  • Provisions for the evacuation of disabled persons
  • Fire safety procedures for occupants needing assistance
  • Wheelchair user evacuation
  • Evacuation using lifts
  • Fire records
  • Fire fighting

Fire Warden Fact Sheet

Learning Methods Explained

Once you complete the course, or completed a module, your tutor will facilitate practical exercises and an open discussion to test and consolidate your learning. This is the same arrangement If you are sitting the course virtually or at your place of work in a physical classroom environment.

A hard-copy certificate may be issued at the end of the course and can take between can take between 2-4 weeks to arrive. Alternatively a digital copy of the certificate may be issued, depending on your business requirements. 
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Develop your people for a better organisation

By applying the knowledge and skills gained from the Astutis Fire Warden training course you will contribute to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace.

Our training has been tried and tested by 100,000 health and safety professionals. We offer a range of learning options including virtual classroom, online and on-site classroom courses delivered at a premises of your choice at a time to suit your needs.

Benefits Of Staff Training At Your Organisation

Cost and time saving benefits for larger number of staff.
Your own dedicated account manager to organise all aspects of your training.
Relevant training for your staff can be tailored to company requests.
Choice and convenience of training delivery options to suit your staff.

Whats The Best Way For My Staff To Learn?

Dependent on staff availability, location, budget and your company needs, choose from the options:

Online - Our interactive and multimedia rich courses for staff to fit in around their commitments

Classroom - Expert tutor-led delivery, hosted in a professional training environment across 6-sites within the UK. Alternatively classroom training can be delivered on-site at your premises for multiple learners.

Virtual - The Virtual Learning Academy is the most modern approach to delivering live-online training without the need to travel

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Helping You To Train Your Staff

Independent and practical consultancy support provided by our Chartered Health and Safety, and Environmental practitioners.

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