Fire marshals (sometimes known as fire wardens) are civilians trained to assist in emergency fire evacuation procedures in a workplace. It is a legal obligation that Care Homes must have enough fire marshals to deal with fire emergencies. Even though having a fire marshal is not explicitly stated in the law as a requirement, appointing a person (or persons) who have the skills and the competence to ensure fire safety best practices are followed may be necessary for you to stay compliant with the fire safety regulations Current legislation, The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, applies to all workplaces regardless of the number of employees and requires employers to provide adequate training in fire awareness for all members of their staff. Our online fire safety training courses are aimed at all employees to assist them in identifying and reducing the risk that fire presents in the workplace. This course covers the same content as the Fire Marshal course with additional content tailored specifically for employees that work in care homes.
This course will cover the following modules:
Chemistry of Fire
Common Causes of Fire
Basic Safety Features in Buildings
Introduction to Fire Extinguishers
What to do in Cases of Fire?
Current Fire Safety Legislation
Fire Risk Assessment
Safety Features within Buildings
Role of the Fire Marshal
Action on Fire Discovery
Fire Drills and Evacuation
Using a Fire Extinguisher