Fire marshal training in London – Here are the options!

Fire marshal training in London

Managers looking for fire marshal training in London will find a full choice of trainers and suppliers. These range from small business, large national suppliers and fire brigades. Also, they are offer courses from one day, four hour, three hour and shorter sessions. Therefore, there will be a multitude of prices and fees.

Our fire marshal training in London programmes and in house courses are all approved by a leading fire industry body. Open courses are available for those training small numbers of staff and in house courses for larger groups.  Furthermore, as an approved centre, we can make small changes to an in house course and add your evacuation plans. Therefore an in house tailored course and training would still be an accredited course.

Only a few suppliers of fire marshal training provide extinguishers and practical training to their courses. We have an extinguisher training rig, so can offer live fire training. Managers will need to ensure that the practical area is safe and we can advise about this.

Always consider whether the course content meets your needs. Here is a quick look at our course:

  • Fire law.
  • Classes and types of fire.
  • Fire extinguishers and how to identify them.
  • Non emergency roles including fire drills and hazard spotting.
  • Emergency duties including fire emergency plans and accounting for persons.
  • Fire precautions maintenance and checking.
  • Procedures for disabled persons and those with reduced mobility
  • General evacuation advice and open forum.

More advice about fire training

There is a lot of advice about fire training and courses. This is available in government booklets and on fire service websites.

Managers can get more details by either phone, email or clicking this fire marshal course link.

Our team can supply references from other customers regarding our fire training courses.


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Fire extinguisher training Essex – Do you offer live fire training?

Fire extinguisher training Essex

Do you offer fire extinguisher training Essex programmes?

Yes, our company does offer fire extinguisher training Essex programmes and we can provide a live fire session. Persons taking part can tackle small fires using our training rig and extinguishers.

So what will staff learn on this course? First of all, they will be taught about the different classes and types of fire. Furthermore, they will learn about fire extinguishers than use jets, sprays and mists. In addition, they will be taught about water, foam, carbon dioxide, dry powder and wet chemical fire extinguishers.  Finally, they will take part in a practical exercise. The full course syllabus can be viewed via this link.

This course is recognised by a leading fire industry organisation who have awarded us Approved Centre status.

People attending this course will get a certificate after completing the training and training book links.

What do we need to bring?

We recommend that persons wear their normal work clothes and flat shoes. Attendees can also bring pens and paper as they may wish to take notes. However, if they do not take notes, we can send training links to their type of workplace. This course is based on government workplace guidance and fire service advice.


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Fire training course post -Who needs fire training in care homes?

Care home fire training

Because residential care homes are a high fire risk, this post will look at care home fire training. Since London Fire Brigade reported ten care home fires each week, we have had many calls from managers.

Care homes care for  vulnerable persons, therefore must have good fire plans and correct staff fire training. Common questions to us include:

  • So, how often should our fire training course be?
  • Who should be trained and also what should the training include?
  • Do we need to have live fire extinguisher training and also do you provide it?

The simple answer is fire training is based on risk? If the building is a high risk building, therefore the training should be more often than other workplaces. If a plan involves moving a high number of elderly persons more not less people will put the plan in place. Finally, there is no requirement for live fire training but some hands on fire extinguisher training may be useful to staff.

Care homes use delayed evacuation, progressive horizontal evacuation, vertical evacuation and sometimes full evacuation of occupants. With a large number of persons in a care home, all staff will have a role in the evacuation plan.

Most care homes have annual fire training and also regular fire drills. It is also important for different training for early and late shifts. Since there are many staff on in the day and only a small number at the night, staff will need different procedures.

Our residential care home fire training course

Fire training  content info is in Government guidance for  Care Homes. It includes: fire fighting equipment, fire evacuation plans, types of evacuation, looking for hazards and ensuring that fire safety measures are correct.

Fire Training Course .com provides approved training and look at stages of fires and what action should be taken. This three hour course will help all staff work quickly and efficiently when a fire occurs.

Go to our residential care home fire training page now for more details of this course. Managers can also get more info by either calling or sending an email.

Lastly, remember that our training can include hands on training. This includes live fires, drills and looking at the fire safety features in the building. Our trainers can also show how to move occupants from danger quickly using simple slings and equipment. Book your care home fire training course with us now!

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Fire safety training post – How frequently should staff receive fire training?

Fire safety training

Government guidance does not detail the frequency  of fire safety training, refresher training or fire drills.

The frequency of fire training will depend on the level of risk in a workplace. In a building with high risk, training should occur more often than premises which are low risk. For example, a large building with dangerous chemicals and many staff would have more complex plans and training than a single storey building with ten employees.

A good fire risk assessor will be able to provide guidance on how often staff have fire training. For example:

  • A large care home may have annual fire training.
  • A high risk chemical plant should have at least annual training.
  • A small building and low staff numbers could have fire training every two or three years.

So what should an organisations staff fire training cover? Government guidance booklets provide good advice and recommend that the fire emergency plan should be covered.

This will include:

  • Action on discovery of a fire.
  • Action on hearing the fire alarm.
  • Arrangements for calling the fire brigade.
  • Fire fighting equipment provided.
  • Evacuation plans including those particularly at risk.
    • Disabled fire procedures.
    • Procedures for those working in remote areas.
    • Procedures for persons working alone.
    • Plans out of office hours.
    • Regular hour fire procedures.
  • Location of escape routes.
  • Persons with specific responsibilities in the fire evacuation plan
  • Location of assembly points.
  • Frequency of training.

General staff fire training

We provide accredited fire safety courses and these can be provided at your workplace or at one of our venues. We also run open courses in London and you can send staff for basic fire safety training.

Each attendee will receive a certificate of attendance and online fire safety booklet links. For details of this course go to our General staff fire training page.

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Fire marshal course dates in London – Our latest training dates

Fire marshal course dates

We have added two new fire marshal course training and fire warden course dates in London. The courses which include a practical fire extinguisher session are scheduled for:

September 14th 2016   –   10.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.

October 13th 2016        –   10.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.

Attendees can choose to attend the fire extinguisher sessions only and are both from 10.00 – 11.30.

We also provide in house courses and workplace training for  care homes, construction sites, schools and hotels etc.

Fire marshal course content

This training course is delivered in five sections. This what you will learn:

  • The reasons for fire training and fire safety law.
  • The classes of fire, fire extinguishers and how to use them.
  • A practical fire extinguisher session using water, foam and carbon dioxide fire extinguishers.
  • Non emergency duties of fire marshals and fire wardens:
    • Fire emergency plans.
    • Hazard spotting and maintaining a safe escape route.
    • Fire drills and how to make them more effective.
    • Essential tests and fire safety checks.
  • Emergency fire procedures:
    • Evacuation strategies and where they are employed.
    • Accounting methods.
    • Disabled fire plans and personal emergency evacuation plans.
    • General evacuation advice and open forum.

If you are attending our course this is what you can expect! A lively  group from different types of workplace, experienced trainers who have served as fire officers and fire safety professionals, an attendance certificate and online training material.

The venue for these courses are Stratford Circus Arts Centre. This  venue is just three hundred metres from Stratford tube station. Stratford tube station can be found on the Central line, Jubilee line and British Rail.


For more details of the course content go to our fire marshal course page or call us on 0207 419 5001. Need more information? Our sales team will direct your call to one of the course tutors and they will be happy to answer all of your questions.

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Should we tell our staff we are going to have a fire drill?

Fire drill advice

This fire drill question was asked at a fire training course in London we held recently. One attendee had noticed the difference in published information. Details that differ in British Standard and government guidance booklets.

British Standards states:

“Test evacuations should be notified only to those persons who have designated responsibilities, to make the evacuations as realistic as possible”.

All of the government guidance booklets (premises specific) detail the following:

“The health and safety risks of surprise drills may outweigh the benefits gained”

Which organisation is right? British Standards or the Government!  Responsible persons should note both British Standards and government guidance booklets are advice and not law.

Fire service advice?

Many fire services take the view that notice should be given to all staff before a fire drill. Here is why:

  • Government guidance suggests that you should.
  • There may be safety issues of not telling staff.
  • There may be a better response and evacuation when the alarm sounds for a real fire
  • It allows sufficient time to brief fire drill observers and to provide them with instructions on what to look for (government guidance good practice).
  • Allows a manager to select a member of staff to operate the fire alarm call point with a test key. This action will determine staff knowledge of fire alarm call point positions and other fire safety measures.
  • Staff and visitors can secure valuables prior to the fire drill.
  • Ensure staff can secure any equipment and important data before the fire drill.
  • Provide for better staff and organisation  planning

Our fire training courses

Managers can find more details of fire drills, fire marshal training courses by calling us or email.

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What does a fire warden and fire marshal do all day?

So, what does a fire warden and fire marshal do all day?

We were asked this question at a recent fire warden course! So, we asked the fire training course attendees what they thought and these are their answers:

  • They did their normal day job!
  • They would do a check of the area they work for hazards and availability of escape routes.
  • Checking that fire escape routes and fire exit doors are available and open.
  • Looking for problems and issues that might start a fire or hinder staff evacuation.
  • Checking fire safety measures such as fire alarm call points, fire extinguishers and fire doors in the building are not obstructed or interfered with.
  • Talking through fire safety issues to new persons and new starters in their area.
  • Making sure that the emergency lighting worked and fire alarm is heard when the building has its weekly test.
  • Taking part in fire drills as a fire warden or as an observer.
  • Carrying out there fire warden role and implementing the fire evacuation plan in the event of a fire alarm operating

We thought the course delegates produced the perfect fire marshal list and gave them an extra tea break! How do you think they did?

Our fire training courses

Our fire training courses can be delivered at your workplace or at one of our venues. Your staff can also attend one of our open London courses and dates are advertised on our Fire Training London website. We can also provide a discount for large numbers of staff attending an open course.

All of regular and workplace specific courses are accredited and furthermore our attendees receive a training certificate. They also get online course materials that support the programme lessons.

For fire training courses for your premises either call us now on 0207 419 5001 or email now.

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