Fire Warden/Marshal - UK

  • 17 topics | 1h 30m
  • Includes Assessment
  • Up to 30 languages
  • Transcripts
This course covers fire and safety legislation for England, Wales and Scotland, as well as the role of a fire warden, how fires can start and spread, and the fire equipment and systems that help to tackle a fire emergency. The course also focuses on preventative steps to take in order to avoid a fire emergency, potential fire hazard detection systems and evacuation techniques that a fire warden should be familiar with. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by New Level Safety Limited, a professional services company specializing in corporate health and safety management. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.


  • identify statutory duties employers are obligated to fulfil with respect to fire wardens
  • recognise the importance of the fire warden role
  • recognise duties you may perform as a fire warden
  • identify what's involved in each step of a fire risk assessment
  • recognise the importance of, requirement for, and duties of fire wardens
  • identify components of fire detection and warning systems
  • identify the elements that must be present for a fire to occur
  • recognise how fires can spread
  • demonstrate an understanding of fire detection and warning systems, and how fires start and spread
  • recognise ways to reduce the risk of common types of fire hazards that can arise in work situations
  • recognise potential fire hazards related to maintenance and building work
  • recognise storage practices that can help reduce the risk of fire
  • recognise precautions to take to reduce the risk of arson
  • identify how frequently certain elements must be checked
  • demonstrate an understanding of fire prevention methods in the workplace
  • identify main features of a fire evacuation plan
  • identify fire evacuation considerations that may be required for people with disabilities
  • recognise actions to take when evacuating a building in a fire emergency
  • recognise how to develop an evacuation plan and evacuate a building
  • recognise strategies that can help you get the most out of fire drills
  • identify factors that can influence the decision of individuals as to whether they should evacuate when a fire alarm goes off
  • recognise the appropriate way to use fire extinguishers
  • recognise the appropriate firefighting equipment to use for different types of fires
  • recognise methods to effectively deal with fire emergencies


  • Fire Safety Legislation
  • Role of the Fire Warden
  • Knowledge Check: Fire Safety in the UK
  • Fire Detection and Warning Systems
  • How Fires Start and Spread
  • Knowledge Check: Fire Detection
  • Reducing Fire Risks at Work
  • Storing Materials Safely
  • Preventing Arson
  • Conducting Fire Safety Checks
  • Knowledge Check: Fire Prevention
  • The Evacuation Plan
  • Evacuating a Building
  • Knowledge Check: Evacuation
  • Conducting Fire Drills
  • Using Firefighting Equipment
  • Knowledge Check: Dealing with Fire Emergencies