Fire marshal duties and responsibilities

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What are your Fire marshal duties and responsibilities?

What are our fire marshal duties and responsibilities? This is a common question we are asked on our courses and also in calls to our offices. This guide will tell what you need to know about fire marshal duties and responsibilities.

Fire safety law

Fire law requires responsible persons of places of work to plan for  fires in their building and also to have enough persons to put the plan into place. These persons are called fire marshals and also fire wardens.

Fire marshals need fire training and it should be carried out regularly. The law does not say how often fire marshals must be trained. The amount of training is based on the level of risk in the premises.

What duties do fire marshals have?

Government fire safety booklets give advice on how fire marshals can help managers keep a building safe. This includes daily duties and also what to do in an emergency.

Non emergency duties:

  • Carry out daily checks of escape routes and also check fire exit doors.
  • Check fire panel for any fire alarm faults and report them if found.
  • On going check for hazards and also any fire safety breaches ie wedging open doors.
  • Helping with weekly fire alarm tests. They can assist with ensuring the alarm is loud enough and also to see if automatic fire doors shut / security doors open when the alarm sounds
  • Helping with monthly emergency lighting flick tests
  • Carrying out fire drills or also acting as observers during them
  • Reporting to a manager of their possible absence so replacements can takeover their role

Emergency duties

  • Put the fire evacuation plan into place
  • This could involve a roll call or sweep system
  • Assisting evacuation buddies after search has been completed
  • Shutting all doors and windows while carrying out search of premises
  • Reporting to the person in charge that their area or floor is clear

How to book fire marshal training

Booking a course with us is so easy! Either call or email us with your fire marshal training needs. This can be places on open courses and also in house fire marshal training. Once we have agreed a date and you have answered our questions and agreed our terms. Your course is booked!
 

 

 

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Fire risk assessment London services

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Our fire risk assessment London services

We offer fire risk assessment London services for commercial and also residential buildings. As well as fire training company we also provide other fire safety services. This includes fire risk assessment London inspections and reports. Furthermore, we offer fire consultancy and fire emergency plans and procedures for those not knowing where to start!

Fire risk assessments are required for all places of work. In addition, those with five or more employees must record any significant findings in writing. While many managers know they need an FRA many do not know that they must also have a fire emergency plan.

Here a few pointers to fire risk assessment London services that we offer:

  • Inspection and reports for premises up to 4000 sq metres fall into our small building price structure.
  • Premises up to 10000sq metres fall into our medium size bracket
  • Buildings or complexes over 10000 sq metres are priced individually based on time required to complete.
  • We also offer fire emergency plans. These are tailored to your site and are often carried out in conjunction with an assessment.
  • Our team can also produce fire procedures and disabled evacuation plans.
  • Lastly, we offer fire safety consultancy. This can be to discuss a specific problem, fire service letter requiring improvements or a second opinion on a previous fire risk assessment.

FRA inspections

Our fire risk assessments are carried out in two parts. Firstly, we inspect the whole building looking in all rooms and also cupboards. The inspection does not look into wall voids, lofts or under floors. The second part of the inspection look at fire safety maintenance records. This includes fire alarm tests, emergency lights, extinguishers, electrical wiring and also PAT testing. Furthermore, we look at procedures for staff, disabled persons and also contractors.

Booking our fire risk assessment London services

Either call or email us with your enquiry. We will contact you with a quote and once you have agreed our terms, we will book in a date for your assessment or consultancy.

 

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Care home fire plans

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Care home fire plans and procedures

All care home fire plans need to be planned in advance. The safety of residents and also staff will rely on knowing the care home fire plans and quickly putting it into place.

A lot of care homes carry out regular fire training for staff. This usually has fire extinguisher input, how to evacuate, the fire safety features in the home and fire drills. The aim of care home fire training is to provide an efficient procedure and that staff will know exactly what to do when a fire alarm operates in their building.

Many care home fire plans look like this:

When the fire alarm sounds

  • Care staff stop what they are doing and go to main fire panel.
  • Other staff turn off  appliances and then also go to the panel.
  • A member of staff should be told to call the fire service and also await their arrival.
  • Manager or senior staff on duty to send  first pair of staff  to arrive at fire panel to the affected fire zone (investigation team).
  • Investigation team  take an emergency transfer sling and also radio.
  • Manager or senior staff to send additional staff in pairs when they arrive at the fire panel. (These persons can also take additional slings / wheelchairs in case they are needed for evacuation).
  • When all staff have arrived at the fire panel the manager may silence the fire alarm.
  • All staff should be aware that this does not mean that the event is over.
  • If the fire alarm resounds this may mean that an incident has operated another smoke detector.

At the affected fire zone:

  • Investigation team to enter zone using the correct door procedure.
  • Start checking rooms, area looking for fire or smoke and also which smoke detector that has operated. This will be a thorough check including any en-suite rooms.
  • Shut any door that may not have shut when alarm operated.
  • Member of the investigation team should also direct other staff to rooms that have not yet been checked as they arrive at the affected area.
  • Staff to calm residents in rooms that are not affected by fire.
  • If a member of staff detects an incident  in a residents room  or other area they must –“Call for help from colleagues”. They should also  move any person in that room or area immediately, provided it is safe to do so. Good communications is key!
  • Should an incident is detected the investigation team should inform manager.
  • If the fire alarm has not resounded when a fire / smoke / smell of smoke has been discovered, the fire alarm call point should be located and the fire alarm raised again.
  • Start the  fire procedure such as delayed evacuation, progressive horizontal evacuation or also full evacuation .
  • Use personal emergency evacuation plans (PEEPS) if needed. These may need to be given to arriving emergency services if the evacuation is not yet complete.

Other:

  • Ensure visitors  are evacuated to the assembly point outside of the building.
  • Kitchen staff to turn off cookers etc and leave kitchen in safe condition.
  • Domestic staff – turn off appliances and report to fire alarm panel.

On arrival of the fire service:

  • Manager or senior person to tell officer in charge of fire service what the incident is and where.
  • Take instructions from fire service officer on whether to change evacuation procedure (delayed / progressive horizontal / full).
  • Move persons affected by the fire to a safe area using safety equipment.
  • Using residents PEEPS consider where persons should go to. (part of a post incident plan).
  • Account for all persons.

Night shifts:

  • The same fire plan will apply – one person at the fire panel – two investigating and also carrying fire plan.
  • Additional persons (if any) to assist evacuation.
  • Make sure the fire service is called.
  • If there is a fire, smoke or smell of smoke move any resident provided it is safe. Resound fire alarm by hitting fire alarm call point.
  • Make sure doors are shut.

Be aware that a fire alarm will probably open all secure doors in any “Dementia wing”. Some residents may try to wander from the area. Plans must also include how to manage this.

How to book care home fire training with us

Booking care home fire training with us is so easy! Either call us or email us with your preferred dates. Once we have agreed a date, we will ask for some details and also ask you to agree our terms. Once we have your details your course is booked. Remember any number of staff can attend one of training sessions.
 

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In house fire marshal training

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In house fire marshal training options

Our in house fire marshal training can be run as an off the peg or adapted session. This course is an approved fire marshal course and we can either change it to include your plans or offer advice based on your workplace risk.

Our course fee is for any number of persons, so this can work out as excellent value for money. The course can delivered as a morning, afternoon and also as an evening session. We can also include a live fire training session if you have a suitable outside space.

In house fire marshal training content

Here is a suggested content for an in house fire marshal training session:

First of all we will discuss fire law, common causes of fire in your type of workplace and also find out what your staff know about their fire plans. Next we would discuss types of fire and the fire extinguishers in your building. It would include safety tips and either an extinguisher video or live fire session. Next we look at hazard spotting and can also include actual risks from your building. We also look at what fire safety checks are needed and fire drills. Finally, we look the emergency role of fire marshals. This includes accounting and evacuating persons, fire emergency plans and disabled plans.

How to book in house fire marshal training sessions

Boking a training course with us is so easy. Either email us or call us with your preferred dates. If these are available we will provisionally book your course. We will then ask for some details and also ask you to agree our terms. Once we have your details and you have agreed our terms you training is booked.

If you need more advice or want more information call us now!

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A great fire warden course London

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A great fire warden course London today

We carried out a great fire warden course London today. It was attended by fire wardens and also by building managers. Our client was based in a multi-tenanted building so had to consider the landlords fire emergency plan.

This building has a range of different companies in it. Most are offices but there is also a fashion designer located in the premises. The site has a good fire emergency plan and also evacuation plans. Our client is extending their workspace by occupying another floor of the building, so called us in to help them make a new plan.

The manager had carried out a fire risk assessment some months ago but knew a new assessment would be required. They decided to have new training and establish some plans before carrying out the new fire risk assessment.

Fire warden course London – tailored training

Our client had sent one person on one of our open courses. Their member of staff thought our course was great so decided to call us for in house fire warden training.

We provided training that included fire law, causes of fire, fire extinguishers, fire emergency plans, evacuation and accounting for staff and disabled evacuation. Most of the fire precautions are tested by the landlord, however, we covered other tests that were needed. The training team also took pictures around the workplace and used them in the fire warden course London programme.

We have also been asked to carry the fire risk assessment of the place of work! In addition, we have been asked to carry out a fire risk assessment of the common areas for the landlord.

Booking a course with us is so easy. So is a fire risk assessment. Wither call or email us with your details and preferred dates. We will contact you and arrange a suitable time and date.

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Fire training Essex options

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Fire  training Essex options

Our fire marshal training Essex options can help you pick great training for your staff. We off in house, off site and also some open fire marshal training Essex courses.

So why pick us for fire marshal training? Well… our company is an approved fire training centre who also offer accredited fire courses. As an approved centre we can also alter our course to include your fire plans and include specific risks found in your workplace into the fire training.

In addition to being an approved fire training centre, all of our trainers have worked for the fire service delivering this course. We produced this course for the Essex Fire Service, so you get fire service style training for a fraction of the cost.

Persons taking this course will get a training certificate and also online training notes after completing the training.

Course content

Session 1 includes fire law, common causes of fire and also case histories.
Session 2 includes classes of fire and also types of extinguishers. We can add a live fire training session if you have an outside space.
Short break
Session 3 looks at fire emergency plans, hazard spotting, safety checks and also fire drills.
Session 4 is about daily and also emergency duties of fire marshals.

How to book fire marshal training Essex sessions

Booking a fire training session with us is so easy! Simply decide on the dates you would like and the either call or email us with them. Once we have agreed a date we will ask for some of your details. This includes where the training will take place, who to invoice and also ask you to agree our terms and conditions. As soon as we have heard back from you, your course is booked!

If you need more information about how we can help either call or email us now!

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Fire extinguisher training London

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Fire extinguisher training London options for your staff

Our fire extinguisher training London courses for your staff are an ideal way of teaching about fire safety and also complying the fire law. We provide in house fire extinguisher training London sessions, off site and also open courses.

So whether you need all of your staff trained or just a few persons, we have the right course for your staff.

Our open courses are held every month or so in Stratford, East London. We take up to twenty persons per course and all are invited to tackle a small fire with our extinguishers. If you need more people trained we can come to your building and provide training in house.

Fire extinguisher training content

So what will your staff learn on our fire training  programme?

  • Fire law, common causes of fire in places of work and also what your staff know about fire extinguishers
  • Types of fire and also all types of fire extinguishers
  • Practical session on all open courses. Optional extra on in house and off site sessions.

This course is an accredited fire training programme. Your staff will get a training certificate and also online training notes. Remember, we are an approved fire training centre, so can make some changes to your in house course to reflect the risk and fire fighting equipment in your building.

How to book fire extinguisher training London sessions

Booking a fire training course with us is so easy! First tell us whether you need either an open course place or an in house course. We will give you our next available dates. Once we have agreed a date, we will ask for some of your details and also agree our terms. Once we have your details, your fire training course is booked. It really is that easy.

For more information, either call or email us and we will be happy to answer any questions you have.

Online fire extinguisher training

For online fire extinguisher training click this link.

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Fire marshal training legal requirements

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What are your fire marshal training legal requirements?

So what are your fire marshal training legal requirements? Fire law requires persons in charge of fire safety in a building to have an evacuation plan in the event of a fire. The law also requires that person to have sufficient number of trained personnel to put the plan into place.

The frequency of fire marshal training will be based on the level of risk in the building. This can be found out by carrying out a fire risk assessment in the place of work. Places of work where there is a high life risk such as a care homes would need training more often than a small ground floor shop with a small amount of floor space.

Even though fire deaths in places of work are uncommon, regular fire training of fire marshals is required. You may need additional fire marshal training if you have shift work or also a high turnover of staff. The following list provides a rough guide to fire marshal training frequency:

Places with sleeping accommodation such as care homes and also hotels – annual fire training
Large buildings where members of the public gather – annual training
Buildings that offer healthcare and also where disabled persons visit – annual fire training
Buildings such as schools, colleges, nurseries and also universities – annual fire training
Premises with large numbers of persons or high risk – annual fire training
Smaller buildings such as offices, small retail units or also small low risk units – fire training every two or three years.

Fire marshal training – How can we help?

We provide fire marshal training throughout the United Kingdom. Our three hour courses are approved training sessions and also are one fee for any number of staff. Our fire marshal training course can be changed to include your plans and risks if you need in house training.

Booking a course with us is so easy. Either email us or call us with your preferred dates. Once we have agreed a date we ask for some details and also ask you to agree our terms. Once we have your details your course is booked!

 

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What is the best fire extinguisher type for your workplace?

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So what is the best fire extinguisher type for your workplace? This is a common question to our office from new businesses so here is a quick overview.

Workplaces should have at least one general purpose fire extinguisher for each 200 sq metres of floor space and also a minimum of two per floor. If the floor space is less 100 sq metres only one general purpose fire extinguisher type is required. So what is a general purpose fire extinguisher type? A general purpose fire extinguisher is either a water or foam fire extinguisher. They can be either jet or spray types. City Fire Training recommend that small workplaces / offices should select 3 Litre fire extinguishers as they are not too heavy for all staff.

Workplaces must also have other fire extinguishers to protect other risks. For example an office would have an appropriate number of carbon dioxide fire extinguishers. As a rough guide, an office may choose to place one CO2 fire extinguisher next to each general purpose fire extinguisher. A workplace with a commercial or large kitchen would also select a Wet Chemical fire extinguisher.

Dry Powder fire extinguishers may be found in boiler rooms but fire service advice generally dictates that they are not suitable for indoor areas.

An example of what fire extinguisher type for a medium size office

Our example here is a two storey office building with each floor having 700 sq metres of floor space. It has a car park attached to the building with space for ten cars. The building has a small sever room but no cooking facilities.

This building would have the 4 general purpose fire extinguishers on each floor. We would also recommend a 2 to 4 CO2 extinguishers per floor and one CO2 extinguisher situated in or outside the sever room (Dependent on size).

As a training company we would of course also recommend fire marshal and also fire extinguisher training!

We hope this fire extinguisher type article has been useful. If you want more information either call or email us.

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In house fire marshal training London

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In house fire marshal training London – Our staff training options

We offer approved in house fire marshal training London sessions. The course can be with or without live fire training. This three hour course can be carried out as morning and also afternoon programmes.

In house fire marshal training London courses can be changed to include your fire evacuation plans and also any risks you have in your building. In addition, we can talk about other content from your fire emergency plan. Each person finishing the course will get a training certificate and online training notes.

What does the in house fire marshal training London session include?

Our course is split into four parts. Any adapted course will also follow the same base programme.

Session one details fire law and also common causes of fire. Our trainers will find out what your staff know about the plans in your workplace.

Session two looks at classes of fire and also all types of fire extinguisher. You can also have a live fire session if you have a suitable outside space.

Session three deals with daily fire marshal duties. This includes fire emergency plans, hazard spotting, safety checks and also how to have fire drills.

Session four looks at the emergency role of fire marshals. We look at fire strategies, evacuating persons at different times of the day and also how to account for people. In addition, we discuss disabled evacuation of staff and visitors. Finally, we discuss general evacuation issues and have an open forum.

How to book in house fire marshal training London sessions

Booking an in house fire marshal training London session with us is so easy! Either call us or email with the dates you want. Once we have agreed a date, we will ask for some details and also ask you to agree our terms. Once you have sent us your details, your course is booked! Our trainer will call a day or so before your training date and discuss arrival times and room set up. It really is that easy to book training with us.

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