This Level 2 Award in the Principles of Fire Safety (RQF), confirms the ability of your Competent Persons, providing skills and knowledge to manage their fire safety responsibilities.
Each workplace should have an adequate number of Fire Marshals or Fire Wardens who take responsible for fire safety certain areas of the workplace.
This course provides a valuable overview of fire safety and the responsibilities of competent persons/fire marshals in the workplace.
Candidates will learn a variety of fire safety topics. These include key legislation, how to prevent fires and a practical hands-on fire extinguisher practice.
The full course content is:
- Possible causes of fire in the workplace
- Fire hazards in the workplace
- Fire safety risk: managing, controlling and identifying risks
- Duties and responsibilities of employers and employees
- In the event of a fire
- Safe operating procedures for portable firefighting equipment
- Fire equipment checks
- Hands-on fire extinguisher practice session
Assessment and Certification
Candidates will receive a course booklet to assist them throughout the course. At the end of the course, candidates will undertake a multiple-choice exam paper to test their understanding.
Successful candidates will receive a certificate accredited by Highfield qualifications, shortly after attending.
This qualification is valid for life, however we recommend that candidates retake this course every 3 years, to refresh understanding and to receive the latest updates.
Who needs Fire Marshal training?
This course is ideally suited to those managing fire safety within a working environment, particularly managers, supervisors, team leaders and fire marshals/fire wardens.
The course assumes no prior knowledge meaning those looking to begin their journey into managing fire safety can still attend.
If you are looking for a more basic overview of fire safety in the workplace please review Our Fire Awareness course, as an introduction to fire safety.
What is the role of a fire marshal?
A fire marshal has several key duties including:
- Implementing emergency plans in the workplace
- Consistently checking fire equipment, alarms and control measures (i.e. fire doors)
- Ensuring everyone is aware of the fire hazards and risks
- Informing employees and guests of the procedures in the event of a fire
- Leading fire drills
- Assuring everyone is accounted for in the event of an evacuation
- Assisting anyone in an evacuation (i.e. those with a disability)
Make sure your fire marshals know what to do in the event of a fire!
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