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Fire Marshal Training: Essential Skills and Knowledge for Workplace Safety
Our Fire Marshalling Training will help you answer the following questions and more: What is Fire Marshalling? Why is Fire Marshalling important? What are the risk groups? What are some causes of workplace fires? What are the 3 methods of heat transfer? How do you limit the spread of a fire? What are the responsibilities of a Fire Marshal?
FRSs attended 149,779 fires, a 4% decrease compared to the previous year which was 156,282 and a 33% decrease compared to 10 years ago which was 223,192 in the year ending June 2011.
Fire Marshal Training is a comprehensive course that provides the necessary skills and knowledge for individuals to act as responsible fire marshals in their workplaces. The role of a fire marshal is critical in ensuring the safety of all employees and visitors in a building, as they are responsible for identifying fire hazards, raising awareness, and organising evacuation procedures. This training is a vital aspect of workplace safety and is mandatory for organisations to comply with regulatory standards and guidelines.
The primary objective of Fire Marshal Training is to equip participants with the ability to identify potential fire hazards in the workplace, assess risks, and take appropriate preventive measures. The training covers the fundamentals of fire safety, including fire prevention, fire detection, and fire suppression techniques. Participants are also taught how to raise fire safety awareness among their colleagues and how to communicate effectively during emergencies. In addition, the course covers the responsibilities and legal obligations of fire marshals, including evacuation procedures and fire risk assessments.
One of the critical aspects of Fire Marshal Training is identifying fire hazards. Participants learn how to identify common fire hazards in the workplace, such as faulty electrical equipment, flammable liquids, and combustible materials. They are also taught how to recognise potential sources of ignition, such as naked flames, cigarettes, and hot surfaces. Participants learn how to assess the risks associated with these hazards and take appropriate action to prevent fires from occurring.
Fire marshals play a crucial role in evacuation procedures, ensuring that all employees and visitors are safely evacuated from the building in the event of a fire. Fire Marshal Training highlight the importance of an evacuation plan and how to communicate it to colleagues. They also learn how to conduct effective fire drills and how to assess the effectiveness of evacuation procedures. Participants are taught how to identify and address any obstacles that may impede evacuation, such as locked doors or blocked escape routes.
Fire Marshal Training covers fire suppression techniques. Participants learn of the different kinds of extinguishers and what extinguisher is used with which fire. They are taught how to assess the type of fire and select the appropriate firefighting equipment to use. Fire Extinguisher Training can also be included where participants are also taught how to use firefighting equipment safely and effectively, including how to operate fire extinguishers to put out fires.
The legal obligations of fire marshals are also covered in Fire Marshal Training. Participants learn about the regulatory standards and guidelines that organisations must comply with. They are taught how to conduct fire risk assessments and develop fire safety plans that comply with these standards. Participants are also taught about their responsibilities and legal obligations as fire marshals, including how to report fire hazards and how to respond to emergencies.
What does Fire Marshal Training cover?
- What Fire Marshalling is and what the responsibilities are for a Fire Marshal.
- Recognise the legislation in place.
- Understand the most common causes of workplace fires.
- Understand the different types of control methods used to either reduce the likelihood of a fire or to alert people that there is a fire.
- Understand the different types of Safety signs.
- Understand the classification of fires.
- Gain knowledge of the different kinds of extinguishers and what extinguisher is used with which fire.
- Understand why fire checks are so important.
- Explore who is at more risk than others.
Who is our Fire Marshal Training for?
Fire Marshal Training is designed for individuals who are responsible for fire safety in their workplace, including designated fire marshals and safety officers.
Our Fire Marshal Training is for anyone who has the responsibility of making sure everyone from the organisation is at the meeting point, responsible for checking the fire alarms and completing safety checks. Whatever care or non-sector you work in our Fire Marshal Training will give you the knowledge, skills, and confidence in how to prevent/ reduce the risk of a fire occurring.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
- Discuss what the different types of extinguishers are used for.
- Discuss what the most common causes of workplace fires are.
- Recognise the key legislation involved in Fire Marshalling.
- Be able to assess when you should NOT fight a fire.
- Demonstrate how an extinguisher should be used correctly.
- Discuss the 3 main methods of extinction.
- Evaluate different circumstances of why an individual’s behaviour may change during a fire drill and an actual fire.
- Develop knowledge, skills, and strategies to develop a positive environment.
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