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This course provides key employees in high risk premises with a comprehensive explanation and understanding of why fire legislation, precautions and procedures are so important in the work place and an insight into lessons learned which have changed legislation.

It provides an explanation of the duties required of a Fire Marshall at large premises or those with a significant life risk and will cover all areas in relation to fire and the responsibilities placed upon an individual in both a non-fire and more importantly a real fire situation as well as managing people in an emergency situation. Several case studies are included to enhance the learning experience.

This course also includes practical hands on training to assist all candidates to act efficiently and appropriately before, during and after an incident to deal with all aspects of managing people and fire quickly to safeguard people and extinguish a fire.

This could make the difference in between experiencing a small fire which is extinguished quickly or facing the consequences of a fully developed fire affecting personnel and also possibly causing severe damage to your building or your business.

(*All courses meet the requirements of the Regulatory Reform (fire Safety) Order 2005!)

Course detail:

Duration: 7.5 to 8-hour course, (91 slides,11 videos).

Audience – (ideally 10 students, but up to 20 if accommodation is adequate).

Aim & objectives

Course content

Incidents which have changed legislation.


The responsible person.

Employment requirements.

Case study (1) – Speke Hall.

Fire Risk Assessment.

Good / bad Risk assessment.

Case study (2) –  Rose Park Nursing Home.

Principles of combustion.

Fuels           What is burning?
                     What is fuel?
                     Too rich – too lean.

Sources of ignition – (several).

Workplace Fire risk (several).

Methods of Fire spread.


Door procedures.                           (videos: backdraughts x 3).

UK classifications of fire.

Fire Extinguishers – Types – full explanation – suitability chart.

Practical use of Fire extinguishers / blanket.

Fire Marshall duties: roles / responsibilities.

Reactive: 11

Proactive 17

Hazards – several illustrations.

Things which help us:
Fire detection systems.
Fire Alarm system AFD.
Emergency lighting.
MOE. Travel distance, exit width

Detectors, (ionisation).
Fire Alarm Panel.
Fire alarm zones.
Emergency lighting.

Fire Fighting equipment.
Fire procedure
Door procedure.
Fire Marshall hierarchy.
Area/zone normal conditions.
Area/zone alarm conditions.

If a fire is discovered:
Evacuation methods.
Roll call.
Considerations for the disabled, deaf, blind, pregnant etc.
When should 999 be called
Who calls the Fire Service

Method of evaluation – Question’s and answer session to cover learning objectives!

Fire Statistics!!!


*Extra input on request – ski pad training / alarm test exercises / conduct evacuation.