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Course Duration
Minimum four hours (half day)
Certificate Validity
3 years
Course Description
Current legislation requires employers to ensure that sufficient numbers of staff are prepared to assist in evacuating a premises and take measures for using the firefighting equipment provided. Many businesses accomplish this through the nomination of fire wardens. Learners will gain the necessary knowledge of the role and responsibilities of a fire warden and will develop an understanding of the techniques to deploy in the workplace to prevent fires occurring and to carry out efficient evacuation procedures. The course is delivered in the workplace and follows the nationally accredited syllabus of the Fire Protection Association. The course satisfies the requirements of Article 18 of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 with regard to appointing one or more persons to assist in undertaking preventative and protective measures.
Course Contents
  • Common causes of fire & how it spreads
  • The chemistry of combustion
  • Classes of fire and how to extinguish them
  • The dangers of smoke
  • Workplace fire safety legislation
  • Hazard perception and protecting premises against fire
  • Understanding fire safety controls
  • Fire Risk Assessment
  • Record keeping
  • Fire evacuation planning
  • Industry specific risks
  • Responsibilities of fire wardens
  • The use of fire extinguishers
  • Actions in the event of fire
  • Human behaviour in fire situations

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