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Fire marshal courses Essex – Fire Service standards with low costs

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Our fire marshal courses Essex programmes were first run by us for the Essex Fire Service. We also helped run the Essex commercial training team and held many fire training courses for them.

So what’s in our fire marshal course?

Firstly, our courses are approved by a national fire industry body and three hours long. Therefore persons who finish the course get a training certificate.

The courses include fire safety law, recent fires and also case histories. Next, we look at the classes of fire and in addition, the best fire extinguishers for each  fire. We then look at the role of a fire marshal. This includes non emergency duties such as fire drills, hazard spotting and also fire safety checks. Finally we look at fire emergency plans, evacuating persons from a building and accounting methods. This session also includes plans for disabled persons. We will also send you a training booklet with all of the information on the course in it.

This course will help your staff with their role and perform it easily. In addition, our training will help managers meet  legal fire duties for fire training and fire plans.

Our trainers

Our team have all worked for the Fire Service Safety Partnership and also for many fire service training departments. In addition, our team  have also held senior positions in the fire service. This includes the fire safety, emergency planning, fire safety audit team and also as real fire fighters. These skills and experience  allow us to help you pass any fire service audit.

Booking a fire marshal course

To book a fire marshal course either call our local team on 01206 549589 or send us an email. We will give you available training dates and also our low costs.

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New fire marshal course in London dates

fire marshal course in London

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We have new fire marshal course in London dates for staff who need new and also marshal refresher training.

The courses will be held on 13th October and also 1st December 2016. Starting at 10.00 and finishing at 13.00 hours. Since this is an open course, it includes a practical fire extinguisher session. Persons on the course can tackle small fires or if they would rather just watch, well that’s OK too!

The venue will be at Stratford Circus Arts Centre which can be found by going to the precinct opposite Stratford tube station entrance.

In addition, this is an approved course, so persons attending can expect great training. The courses will include persons from different companies and also other groups. Course content will be fire safety law, recent fires and also why marshals need training. We will discuss types of fire and the best extinguishers to put them out. Furthermore, we will discuss the role of the fire marshal. This includes non-emergency issues like hazard spotting, maintenance checks and drills. We will also look at fire emergency plans, evacuation plans and accounting for persons in a building. After completing the course, all persons will receive a certificate.


For more details of this fire marshal course in London either phone on 0207 419 5001 or send us an email.


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Fire marshal courses in London – Everything you will need to know!

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Our fire marshal courses in London can book up quite quickly, so here is everything you need to know about us and our training.

First of all, you can be assured of great training. All of our courses are accredited and we are also an approved IFSM training centre. In addition, our courses are based on government fire booklets and British Standards. We also include advice from London Fire Brigade to help you comply with fire safety law.

Since we do not limit the numbers attending in house courses, we are very popular. However, we do limit the numbers attending any outside practical session to less than twenty persons. This is so we can maintain a safe environment for your staff. If you would rather have more persons have hands on extinguisher training, we can provide multiple sessions.

Our trainers have all worked as senior personnel or trainers in the fire service. This provides us with a great insight to what fire inspectors look for during an audit. Consequently, our courses have been tailored to help you comply with the law but to do so with minimum cost.

Our training team will provide certificates of attendance for all of those who complete the training. We can also send online booklets about your workplace to assist further learning.

How to book our fire marshal training

Try to book as early as you can because our diary does fill up quite quickly. We ask that you call us on 0207 419 5001 or send us an email. We will provide you with available dates so you can pick your preference. Our team will also send a booking email asking or information.  Provide us with the information and your course is booked!!

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Fire marshal training London in house programmes

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So today we carried out a great fire marshal training London programme for a fashion group. The course was attended by five fire marshals and also the Responsible Person for company.

The company takes fire safety seriously and recently also asked us to provide a fire risk assessment for their building. We noted there were no “out of hours fire” procedures during the assessment and hence asked for a new procedure during the training. The manager was aware of the issue but had not put in a new plan.

Managers should note all of the findings of a fire risk assessment and act on them as soon as possible. While a fire service visit just after an FRA inspection is unlikely it is possible. Managers must be able to show that they working through any points raised and therefore improve fire safety.

The course today was one a number carried out since the business was started three years ago. Even in this short time, staff have changed, hence the need for new fire marshals on a regular basis. Todays course also included ensuring who had responsibility in a multi-tenanted building. Some tests are carried out by the Landlord and  others by the manager of the workplace.

Our team can provide an adapted fire marshal course for your team. Either call us or email for more details.

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Fire marshal course London – last few places – book your place now!

Fire marshal course London – last few places

Our fire marshal course London programme is filling fast, so managers must book now to secure a place on this course. The course will be held on 14th September 2016 from 10.00 – 13.00. The course venue is at Stratford Circus Arts Centre which is less than 300 metres from the tube station. Stratford can be reached by either the Central or Jubilee lines.

This course also includes a practical fire extinguisher session. Therefore, your staff can tackle small fires with a fire extinguisher. We use a fire training rig and also our fire extinguishers.

So what will your staff learn on this course?

First of all, we discuss reasons for training and fire safety law. This provides an overview of fire risk assessment and emergency plans and consequently the need for fire marshals. Also we look at the classes and types of fire and fire extinguishers and practical exercise.

Next we look at the role of fire marshals including non emergency roles and also what happens when a fire alarm operates. The programme also looks at fire drills, maintenance checks, hazard spotting, accounting for persons and disabled plans. You can either view the fire marshal course London syllabus on this link or speak to one of our team.

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Duties of a fire marshal

The  Duties of a fire marshal or fire warden

The duties of a fire marshal or fire warden can be varied. Therefore, any person  in this role must be aware of their responsibilities and tasks.

First of all, the role involves taking part in the fire plan and procedures. The plans should already be created and marshals will have carried out fire drills.

Also, other duties of a fire marshal may include checking that fire precautions and building corridors are safe to use. This will include making sure the means of escape is clear and that fire extinguishers are in place. In addition, checks may include emergency lighting and checking that fire exits open easily.

Some managers ask fire marshals to carry out simple fire training for new  and temporary staff. In addition, the training should include where exits and fire extinguishers are and fire evacuation plan.

Marshals  and wardens may be assisted by deputy marshals and these persons also need to be trained.

Fire training

Workplace fire training and fire drills should be carried out frequently. Fire marshal training could be yearly and fire drills every six months. Whatever the frequency the training should be based on the fire plans and a realistic fire scenario in the building.

Our fire marshal course will help marshals and wardens with their role. Furthermore, the training is an approved course and all persons on the course will receive a certificate.

The course includes:

  • Fire law and case histories.
  • Extinguishers and classes of fire.
  • Fire plans,  drills and how to account for people in a building.
  • Plans for disabled persons and those with reduced mobility.

Managers and persons  can view the fire marshal course  by following this link.


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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 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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