Peterborough is known for its strength in the environmental sector, with the largest collection of environmental businesses in Britain. We’re here to help local, national and international businesses make their own environments safe for both staff and visitors, with a wide range of professional fire safety training and fire marshal training in Peterborough from experienced experts.
Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
We have created a range of Peterborough fire safety courses based around the landmark legislation of the Fire Safety Order 2005. These regulations outline your obligations as an employer, including the requirement to nominate fire wardens or fire marshals to take responsibility for fire safety in your workplace.
How Many Fire Marshals Do I Need?
The regulations provide guidance and recommendations based on the information gathered in your fire risk assessment. The number of fire marshals you need will depend on the number of staff you have and where they work. For example, a single floor office may only need one fire marshal, whereas a large office building may need a marshal for each floor. Similarly, multiple units on a site may require a fire marshal for each unit. You also need to consider how many deputy marshals are required to provide cover for holidays and sickness.
Fire Marshal Training in Peterborough
Nominated fire marshals or fire wardens are tasked with keeping your premises safe from fire by reducing risks, and keeping your staff safe in the event of fire by facilitating a swift and safe evacuation. Their remit includes ensuring evacuation routes are clear of hazards and obstacles, checking fire doors are able to close effectively to slow down a fire, and making sure fire extinguishers are placed appropriately and regularly tested.
In the event of a fire, or a fire drill, fire wardens are responsible for sweeping their appointed area to make sure everyone has been evacuated safely, assisting those in need, and reporting the status of their section to the person in charge. They may also be tasked with passing on essential information to the emergency services to allow them to work safely and effectively when tackling a fire.
In House Training
Our fire warden training in Peterborough tells them everything they need to know in just four hours, preparing them for their important duties.Successful trainees will receive a certificate of attendance that is recognised under the current legislation.
We recommend in house training for all our Peterborough fire marshal courses, so your staff are trained in their actual working environment and made aware of the hazards and risks involved. In house training saves time and money, making it the most cost effective way to meet your statutory obligations, and it could even save lives.
To discover how easy it can be to meet your legal requirements for fire marshal training, and create a safer workplace for your team, talk to our team today on 0800 774 7034, or fill in the online form below.