The course trains participants to act in the capacity of a Fire Warden/Fire Marshal in a place of work. It reviews the actions to be taken by a Fire Warden in the event of a fire or emergency situation.
- At the end of the course participants will:
- Know how to identify possible fire hazards.
- Assist in the fire risk assessment process.
- Understand how fires can occur and how fire and smoke can spread.
- Identify the correct type of fire equipment for the class of fire.
- Know what fire safety equipment are required in a business premise: fire alarms, fire detectors, emergency lighting and fire-fighting equipment.
- Be familiar with fire equipment inspections.
- Advise on measures to reduce the risk of fire occurring, and on action to take in the event of an emergency.
- Legislation relating to fire safety
- Fire classifications & Fire Extinguishers
- Theory of combustion
- Chemistry of fire and smoke behaviour
- Flammable liquids and gases
- Evacuation procedures and emergency action plans
- First aid in fire-fighting
- Duties of the Fire Warden/Marshal
- Audit and maintenance procedures
- Fire hazards – identification and control
- Raising the alarm
- Keeping records/fire register