Fire marshal training and fire warden training London courses

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FIRE MARSHAL TRAINING AND FIRE WARDEN TRAINING - In house courses and off site courses now available

  • 29th July 2021 (a.m. course) - SOLD OUT

  • 25th August 2021 (a.m. course) - Good availability

  • 29th September 2021 (a.m. course) - Good availability

  • Open fire marshal course venue:  Horseferry Road, London        £75+vat per person

Fire marshal training London programme

Fire law

Causes of fire

Classes of fire

Fire extinguishers

Live fire extinguisher session (optional)

Reactive fire marshal roles

Daily and monthly duties of fire marshals

Risk spotting at work

Fire drills

Proactive fire marshal duties

Fire emergency plans

Evacuation and accounting for persons

Disabled fire plans

General fire evacuation advice

Fire marshal training / fire warden training London dates

Open fire marshal training London courses in London. Open courses are held at  London Scottish House, 95 Horseferry Road. .

The open fire marshal training London course is a three hour programme. All open courses are morning sessions and are held every month. Off site courses are also available  London Scottish House. These course include live fire training. Furthermore, we can  include your plans and procedures.

Cost of open fire marshal courses are just £75+VAT per person. This fire marshal training / fire warden training London course includes a live fire extinguisher session, tea / coffee and all persons get a certificate. Persons on this course also get online training notes for their type of workplace.

Our open courses fill up fast, so  you should book your places as soon as possible. We hold all telephone and email bookings for five working days. We will confirm your course once we have your details. You must also agree our terms within five days.

Either call or email us for more details or dates for our fire marshal courses

Can we change the content of our course for your staff?

The course content can be changed so it applies to the building and plans. This is done in two ways. The trainers can either come to your building to take pictures of risk and look at the fire plans. This is so important issues are highlighted to staff. Alternatively plans and  pictures can also be sent to us by email. 

Why is this a good idea? It will make fire training workplace specific. We will also be able to do a tour of your workplace highlighting any hazards or issues that can affect your escape in the event of a fire. Our trainer can also carry out a live fire training exercise in your car park, so you staff can tackle some real fires.

Remember, all persons on the course will get a training certificate and online fire training notes.

In house fire marshal training London

On site fire training

 In house fire marshal courses London at your site. The courses can be changed to include workplace fire emergency plans and fire evacuation plans at no extra cost.  London in house fire marshal courses are for any number of persons for the same fee.

The staff on  in house fire marshal courses will  get a training certificate and also online fire training notes. 

If live fire extinguisher session are required in any house fire marshal training London programmes, read the paragraph below.

All trainers have worked as fire service trainers. Programmes and courses based on  fire service advice,  government guidance, British Standard notes and also fire service published material.

Off site fire marshal training for your staff

You can hire our venue to carry out your tailored fire marshal training. Live fire training at this venue is also available. In addition, risks from any workplace can be added in the hazard spotting session. Furthermore, on site visits to  take photos of any risks are available. Lastly, the course content can include specific fire emergency plan and fire evacuation procedures.

So what’s the cost? Normal in house fire marshal course fee applies. There is also a small fee for the venue and any refreshments taken by attendees.

All persons on this course get attendance certificates. In addition,  online training notes are provided.

We can also carry out a fire risk assessment or audit of your workplace. Therefore we can discuss any faults we have found so that your staff have a greater understanding of risk in their  building.

If you want a test for your fire marshals we can also carry this out. Therefore you will know who has passed the fire marshal training for your workplace. Either call or email our team for more information.

Practical fire extinguisher sessions

Many clients want a fire extinguisher practical session to add to staff fire marshal courses. Fire extinguisher sessions using a safe LPG fire training rig is available. Water, foam and CO2 fire extinguishers are used on the practice fires. Wet chemical extinguishers can also be provided if needed.

To carry out a live fire extinguisher session at your building, we need an area that meets the following points:

A space of about five car parking spaces.

Away from combustible or flammable materials.

Not near air intakes

Away from electrical risks and also other risks

An area not visible from a main road

No public access to the live fire training area

An area controlled by you / or that you are allowed to use.

Flat and also hard standing

Safe underfoot and also no slip hazards

The number of persons on the fire extinguisher practical sessions is limited to twenty persons. However, managers can have more persons tackle fires by doubling up on practical sessions. This is how it works – Group one of twenty will take part in the practical session while group two have a coffee break. Once the first session is finished we swap over. This is so that about forty persons can have live fire training! Need more? A third practical fire training session can also be added at the end of the course. This means up to sixty persons have live fire training for one low price! There is an additional fee for this service to cover extra time and also fire extinguisher recharging.

Extreme Weather

Live fire training sessions can be cancelled due to extreme weather conditions. This may happen if there is severe snow and also very high winds.  On very rare occasions we may have to cancel the course and come to your site another day. This has only happened once in nine years!

So what are the options for managers?

If you use City Fire Training you could carry out fire marshal training / fire warden training in a number of different ways:

On our open fire marshal courses in London

Have in house fire warden courses London sessions

Use our online fire marshal training

Have online fire marshal training course and then take part in a discounted fire extinguisher session at one of our open venues

So what do our fire extinguisher sessions include? We talk about the different classes of fire. Our trainers will concentrate on the type of fires that are common in your workplace if you book an in house course. We also discuss all types of fire extinguisher. Once again, we will concentrate on the types you have in your workplace on site training courses.

Remember, we can train about twenty persons on an outside fire extinguisher session. Ten persons will get hands on training but you can add more persons for a small fee. All persons on our courses will get a fire training certificate or have their name printed on a company issued certificate. For details either call or email us now.

Frequently asked questions about fire marshal training London courses

What is the difference between fire marshals and fire wardens?

Fire marshals and fire wardens do the same job. Some organisations may ask fire marshals or fire wardens to do slightly different roles. For example some may have an emergency role and also a proactive fire safety role too. Their role may include safety checks, testing equipment and alarms etc. They may also help with developing new fire evacuation plans. Latest fire warden courses. Either call us or email us for more details about fire warden courses London / fire warden training London sessions.

How often do you hold open fire marshal training courses London and fire warden training courses London?

Our open fire marshal / fire warden courses London are held every month. Most courses are held in the morning from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

We advise that persons wanting to book staff on this course do so as early as possible. These courses are very popular and some companies hold block bookings each month for their staff. Therefore this can sometimes make other spaces limited.

Our fire marshal and fire warden training courses are now held at London Scottish House. 

How many persons can attend a fire marshal courses London session?

If your staff attend one of our open fire marshal / fire warden courses London we limit the numbers taking part in the practical session to  twenty to twenty four persons. Therefore, if we have more than twenty  persons on the course we sometimes carry out two practical sessions. Any person wishing to fight a small fire using our rig can do so. We use water, foam and CO2 extinguishers.

If you decide to have an in house course, you may place any number of persons on your training session. If you select a live fire training session to add to your course, we limit the numbers on this session so that we can keep every one safe. You may place any number of persons on the classroom sessions, so this course can represent great value for money. If you need more than twenty persons to have hands on extinguisher training on your fire marshal course, we can either carry out two separate fire marshal training sessions or have a double practical session.

Can you run courses in the evening?

Yes we can run in house twilight and evening sessions as well as morning and also afternoon courses. We can run a live fire training session in the evening but we do need good lighting conditions so that we keep everyone safe. Our team recently undertook an evening session for sixty persons. We provide individual certificates for up to twenty persons on a course. Our staff can also print your attendance list for those requiring greater numbers trained.

We do hold open fire marshal courses / fire warden training courses in the evening.

Do you work for the fire service?

No we do not work for the fire service. We used to run fire warden training courses for the fire service safety partnership. We no longer operate with us in this way. However, we have carried out fire training for fire service personnel to use evacuation equipment.

All of our team have previously worked for the fire service as commercial fire trainers and as operational officers. Other roles included emergency planning officers, fire safety inspectors and other safety roles. These skills allow us to run courses that meet fire service standards. We also carry our regular CPD or continuing professional development. This makes sure we keep up to date with all new advances in fire safety and the law.

Do you discuss high rise buildings?

Yes we do discuss high rise buildings and their fire safety issues. After the terrible Grenfell Tower fire many clients want to know what to do in case of fire in their home. Therefore we discuss fires in tall buildings. We look at working in high rise buildings and also the precautions and advice for living in high rise tower blocks.

Staff working in high rise buildings may be considered as working in a higher risk building. It is therefore important that fire marshals receive fire marshal training / fire warden training London courses more frequently than other persons.

Is practical fire extinguisher training a legal requirement?

Managers for fire safety in a building have fire safety duties. They must have a fire risk assessment and also a fire emergency plan. In addition, they need to train a number of persons to carry out fire safety evacuation plans. The content of staff fire training includes fire fighting equipment in the workplace. This includes fire extinguishers and any other fire suppression systems. They must also carry out fire drills to practice any plans. However, there is no legal requirement to take part in a hands on fire extinguisher training session.

If you want to discuss how your staff can have hands on fire training either email or call us. Even if you do not have a suitable outside space, we could hold a course at one of our external training venues.

Will my staff be safe when they carry out the practical session?

We always carry out a dynamic risk assessment of the training areas and also weather conditions. In addition, persons on the course are always with a trainer when tackling the fire. The fires are fed by LPG and this is always off when they start tackling the fire. Lastly, we ask that students where eye protection if they do not wear glasses and also gloves when using our CO2 extinguishers. This is purely as a safety precaution when taking part in a training exercise.

Students may be asked to remove scarves, bags and free flowing materials that may catch light. We ask all staff to ensure that they wear flat shoes with good grips and soles.

How do I book fire marshal training London sessions?

For open fire marshal training / fire warden training London sessions. Either email cityfiretraining@gmail or call us. We will ask for information and also for you to agree our terms. Once we have your info, your place is booked.

For in house course either email us or phone us with your preferred date. Once we have agreed you fire marshal training / fire warden training London date, we will send you a booking form. You must provide us with the info we require within five working days. Once we have the information your course is booked.

What happens after your fire marshal training London course?

After you have completed your fire marshal training / fire warden training course with us you may still have a little work to do!

Our open fire marshal training / fire warden training London courses are attended by different companies and organisations. Some are also different types of workplace such as care home, offices or shops. Therefore, the courses are generic and cover general fire marshal advice.

How many fire marshals do we need?

We are often asked “How many fire marshals do we need?”. The number of fire marshals will depend on the type of workplace and floor space, whether the public are present and also the level of risk. Lastly, it will depend on the evacuation method.

If your workplace has a low number of employees a roll call may be suitable.

Workplaces that are larger should use a type of sweep system. Published fire service advice suggests that buildings need one fire marshal for every sixty seconds of search area. In addition, workplaces would need an appropriate amount of deputy fire marshals in case of absence, sickness, annual leave etc.

Our in house and open fire marshal courses / fire warden training look at all of these issues. We can even recommend the number of fire marshals/ fire wardens you will need once you have discussed your workplace with us.

For more details of how many fire marshals your workplace needs either contact us or book on a fire marshal training fire warden training  London course. Managers can either contact us by email or they can call us on 0207 419 5001. 

What happens on a live fire training session?

We are often asked what is included in a live fire training session. We use an LPG fire training rig, water, foam, CO2 and wet chemical fire extinguishers. Our trainers simulate some small fires that can occur in a workplace. These include a small bin fire that attendees can fight with an extinguisher. They can also use a foam extinguisher too. We also simulate a live electrical fire and attendees can use CO2 extinguishers on the fire.

Our staff have strict health and safety rules. We carry out a risk assessment to make sure that the place and conditions are safe for an exercise. We also ask those not wearing glasses to wear protective eye wear and also gloves when tackling a fire with a CO2 extinguishers. In addition, we check for correct footwear, no dangling scarfs or anything that can catch light.

Our trainers have carried hundreds of these fire training sessions. We produce fire training that is fun, safe and that will also help staff gain confidence to tackle a small fire.

If you need more info about live fire training sessions why not contact our staff. You can either call or email us. We will tell you what you need for a live fire training session at your staff. We can also tell you what will happen if there is bad weather that may interfere with your fire training session.

Can I combine fire marshal training, fire warden training and fire extinguisher training in one session

Our teams provide IFSM accredited fire training. The fire marshal course has four sessions. Since the fire extinguisher training is based on the first two sessions of the fire marshal course, we can train all of your staff in one training programme. We can also include a live fire extinguisher session for both groups in you have a suitable outside space.

This double training session does not cost extra! So you can train all of your regular staff and fire marshals in one fire training course.

Either email or phone us for more details of this offer.

Do persons on a course have to take part in the practical session?

No. If a member of staff has an injury or condition that means that cannot or do not want to take part. That’s OK! Some persons may not fill confident or strong enough to lift an extinguisher and tackle a fire. Since some extinguishers mean getting as close as one metre (water mist) or one and a half metres (CO2) from the fire, some persons would rather not do the exercises. There is no requirement to do the practical session to complete the course.

However, just to make sure your staff are safe we: carry out an assessment of the area. This also includes an weather conditions on the day of the training. Use an environmentally friendly training rig that controls the size of the fire. The gas supply to the rig is turned off before a student tackles the fire, so it will not get larger during the exercise. All persons on the course will also be next to our trainer when fighting a fire. Ask attendees to wear gloves and eyewear for CO2 extinguisher exercises.

We have carried out thousands of fire safety exercises without incident. We are proud of our safety record! Still not sure? So call us our email for more details.

Can you accomodate late notice bookings

Have you been let down by another fire trainer? So you need a new trainer quickly! We have a large number of trainers, so often have dates available for persons who need training quickly.

Since our courses are IFSM accredited and we are also an approved fire training centre. You can be assured our training will be well received by your staff. We are so good, you may even book us for all future fire training sessions!

So how much does a late training session cost? Our fees are the same as regular in house course fees. £345+vat for a non practical session course or £545+vat for one with live fire training. You can place any number of persons on the course for this fee but we do limit numbers of persons on practical sessions to about 20.

We will ask for a payment prior to the training. You will also have to agree our terms and conditions too.

Our trainer will also call you to discuss site arrival times, room layout, also outside space requirements (if applicable) and answer any questions you may have.

Do you ever cancel fire training sessions for poor weather?

Our terms do say that we may have to cancel because of poor weather. However, we have never cancelled a course yet! In February 2018, the country saw red weather warnings but we still made it into London and carried out fire marshal training London sessions for a charity that provides shelter for homeless persons. We got to the venue, cleared the snow and also had an outside fire extinguisher session. That is the type of service that we offer!

Does everyone get a fire training certificate?

All persons on our open courses will get a fire marshal training / fire warden training certificate. They will also get online training notes if asked for.

Persons on our in house and off site courses also get certificates up to 20 persons. If you have a few persons over this number we will also provide certificates. If you have a high number of attendees we may have to offer a general training certificate with names of persons on the course on the reverse of the certificate.

How long does the fire marshal training certificate last?

All fire marshals need to be trained on a regular basis. The Fire Safety Order does not specify training frequency, so retraining should be based on the risk in the workplace. Workplaces where this is a high life risk should have more frequent fire marshal training. Places such as care homes, hotels and other sleeping risks should have training at least once per year. In addition, workplaces where highly flammable liquids and gases should also consider frequent training. Workplaces which are lower risk such as offices and also shops can have less frequent training. This may be every two years or even three years for very low risk, low occupancy workplaces. Our team are happy to give advice on fire training frequency. So if you are still unsure contact our team. Either call or email us and we will get back to you.

Is training available over Zoom or Google Meet?

This type of service is not available. The best fire marshal training is provided in house and also  on open courses.

This allows persons on the course to ask questions about their workplace and also in some cases take them to a part of the building where they have concerns. In addition, it allows tutors to view the workplace and highlight any problems that they see.

Online training is not usually about the workplace, so may not pass London Fire Brigade's suitable and sufficient criteria for training in a fire safety audit.

In house fire marshal courses also allow the tutor to view fire risk assessment prior to the courses to highlight other fire safety issues in the building. This is difficult to achieve in a Zoom or Google Meet style course. Lastly, online training sessions are best done as short sessions. Most fire marshal training programmes are a minimum of 3 hours in duration.