Fire Scotland Act 2005 and the Fire Safety (Scotland) regulations 2006
These two pieces of legislation outline exactly what you are obliged to do as part of your fire safety policies. This includes training your staff in fire awareness and appointing fire marshals, or fire wardens, to oversee both day today and emergency fire safety.
Fire Marshal Training in Falkirk
The role of fire marshal or fire warden comes with a great deal of responsibility, and our four hour course will ensure that your team are properly prepared for the job. Fire warden training in Falkirk is essential both to comply with the regulations and to protect your premises and people from the risk of fire.
Fire marshals / fire wardens play a role in protecting your premises by promoting fire safety awareness throughout the company, including keeping escape routes clear and not obstructing fire doors. They also have responsibility for clearing the building in the event of a fire, encouraging a prompt and safe evacuation and arranging assistance for anyone with special needs. They will then report to the person in charge or the emergency services to confirm their section is clear.
How Many Fire Marshals Do I Need?
The number of fire marshals or fire wardens you need depends on the nature of your business and the layout of your buildings. Companies with multiple units, or buildings with multiple floors may need one warden per area, while smaller, low risk industries may only need the one. You should also consider cover for illness and leave.
The course takes just four hours, with continual assessment throughout. There is not final test or exam. Where possible, we will demonstrate your company fire equipment, including alarms, passive fire systems and extinguishers. We will also cover your company fire policy and the information fire marshals should give to the emergency services when they arrive. Candidates are awarded a certificate of attendance, which complies with your legal obligations under the current regulations.
To make our fire marshal courses in Falkirk as convenient and cost effective as possible, our team will travel to you to teach your team in their own workplace. This kind of training is also more engaging and effective as it demonstrates the risks of their own environment.
Failure to comply with the legislation can be very costly in terms of fines, as well as increasing the chances of a devastating fire at your premises. So don’t delay, contact our team today to arrange your Falkirk fire marshal courses by calling 0800 774 7034, or completing your details below.
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