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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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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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 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!

Fire risk assessments

You can also have us carry out a fire risk assessment and then provide fire marshal training. We can tthen discuss any issues that we have to help all persons understand about fire safety.

 

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