Fire Warden Training Course

Fire Warden Training

Our FPA accredited Fire Warden Course will immediately improve the quality of fire safety management in your workplace by providing your employees with the prerequisite knowledge and training to undertake the role of the fire warden.

The course includes printed hand-outs. All employees will receive a certificate. The employer will receive a group certificate and update of records. The course can be customised to any specific requirement. An optional Fire Warden Handbook is available.

The Role and Responsibilities of a Fire Warden

A fire warden is a designated person within a workplace who is allocated certain responsibilities to be performed in an emergency and to support the day-to-day management of fire safety. Their duties are, therefore, divided into two categories: proactive and reactive.

The proactive role of the fire warden involves fire prevention, and can include the following responsibilities: The reactive role of the fire warden involves responding to an outbreak of fire, and can include the following responsibilities: The role of a fire warden may seem like a lot of extra work but in reality it can easily be done by a trained person as part of any normal job.

Course Content

What's Involved?

Course Details

Duration: Half Day (3.5 hours)
Location: Your workplace
Facilities: Indoor seating area and an outside area of hard-standing, at least 5m away from any combustible materials
Fire Warden Training
Fire Warden Training

What does Irish fire safety law require?

Section 11 of The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 requires that all employers must designate employees to implement the emergency evacuation plan and to ensure that fire safety policies and procedures are implemented at all times and must provide those designated employees with training as "appropriate to the place of work". Most employers accomplish this through the nomination of fire wardens. More general duties of care are given in Section 8(1) of The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 and Section 18(2) of the Fire Services Act 1981 & 2003.

How many employees do you need to train?

Your risk assessment should identify how many employees you will need to train as fire wardens. The number should be sufficient to ensure contact and liaison with emergency fire services with regard to fire-fighting and rescue arrangements, to implement the emergency evacuation plan, and to oversee fire safety housekeeping on a day-to-day basis having regard to both the nature of the specific hazards and the size of the workplace. You should also train enough to cover sickness, holidays, different shifts, lunch breaks, etc, when the number of available fire wardens may be reduced. More detailed guidance is provided in BS 9999:2008.
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