Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
To help businesses to understand their obligations when it comes to fire safety, the government brought together a raft of different legislation under a single Order in 2005. This clearly sets out what you must do, as an employer, to protect your staff and visitors, including carrying out a fire risk assessment and appointing fire marshals or fire wardens.
What is a fire marshal?
A fire marshal is an ordinary member of staff who steps up to take on extra responsibilities for the safety of your people and premises. They are trained in a wide range of skills and techniques so that they can work with their colleagues to reduce fire risks and promote fire safety. Their role includes ensuring a safe and swift evacuation of their appointed section in an emergency, as well as checking for stragglers and offering help to anyone who needs it. By appointing and training fire marshals, you can be sure that every area of your building has been carefully checked and that no one has been left behind. This kind of prompt action can save lives.
How Many Fire Marshals Do I Need?
You need enough fire marshals to effectively evacuate and check every area of your premises. For example, if you have more than one floor, or more than one building, then you will need a fire marshal or fire warden for each. Similarly, if you are dealing with a large number of staff or visitors, you will need more than one marshal to get everyone out quickly and safely. The Order has guidelines on how many marshals you need.
In House Training
The most effective way to train fire marshals is show them the skills and techniques in the actual areas where they will be used. Our expert trainers will come to you at your convenience, fitting in around shifts and workloads, to make the training as hassle free as possible. Training in house makes the course much more engaging and effective and can shave valuable seconds off reaction times when they are needed most. In house training is highly cost effective too, reducing the time away from work and avoiding the cost and inconvenience of travelling to a training centre. Our in house Hove fire marshal training course takes just four hours and is continually assessed with no final exam.
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