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.
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.