Would you like to be a Fire Warden? Could you evacuate your colleagues safely?
Section 11(1)(c) of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 states that the employer is required to:
“designate employees to implement the plans, procedures and measures concerning fire and emergency. These designated employees are commonly called fire wardens or fire officers”
There is a legal requirement on employers to prepare an Emergency Plan that outlines how the workplace will be evacuated in the event of a fire outbreak. Fire Wardens are designated the responsibility of executing this plan in an emergency situation. This one-day course aims to inform Fire Wardens of their responsibilities in running a fire drill effectively and safety. It also details the steps involved in developing an Emergency Plan for the workplace, in the event that one does not currently exist.
Who should attend?
Anyone who has been nominated as a Fire Warden within their workplace.
On completion of this programme participants will be able to:
- List their duties as fire wardens
- Identify fire hazards in the workplace
- Use portable fire extinguishers effectively
- Manage and control evacuations
- Describe the chemistry of fire
- Monitor fire controls
- Assist in the management of evacuation procedures/drills
- Theory of fire and fire extinction
- Chemistry of fire
- Practical demonstrations of fire hazards
- Spread of fire
- Smoke behaviour
- Classification of fires
- Basic fire prevention
- Evacuation procedures
- How to make evacuation realistic
English is the language in which training is delivered and participants must have a good command of the English language. If participants wish to bring an interpreter they may do so but prior notice must be given to Philip & Son Training Consultants.
Assessment/Certification: PSTC Certificate of Attendance.
Please let us know if participants have any specific learner requirements.