Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
Fire marshals, also known as fire wardens, are one of your obligations under the Fire Safety Order 2005. This legislation brings together a raft of rules and regulations under a single Order and outlines exactly what you need to do to make your workplace safer for staff and visitors.
How Many Fire Marshals Do I Need?
While there are no set numbers of fire marshals required by law, the Order explains how to calculate the recommended number of fire marshals, based on your fire risk assessment. As a rough guide, you will need one fire marshal for every 50 staff, with more marshals required if your staff are spread across separate floors or in separate buildings. High risk industries will require more fire marshals, and you should also bear in mind cover for holidays and sickness.
Fire Marshal Training inSouthampton
It is the duty of a fire marshal or fire warden to take responsibility for a set area of your company, such as the floor of an office block or their separate workshop. They should work on a daily basis to reduce the risk of fire by raising awareness of fire safety and fire risks. They are also responsible for making sure all escape routes are kept clear and accessible, all fire doors can operate as intended and that all fire fighting equipment is correctly placed and regularly maintained. Should a fire breakout, it is down to the fire marshal to make sure everyone evacuates safely, checking to make sure no one has been left behind before reporting to the appropriate person.
About the course
Our Southampton fire marshal training course is usually arranged in house, by experienced, expert trainers. This allows us to offer maximum learning for your candidates using real life locations and scenarios, rather than simply outlining the theory in a classroom. Where possible and practical, we will also demonstrate alarms and fire fighting equipment, to ensure everyone is familiar with your fire safety provisions. The course takes just four hours and is delivered under continually assessment without exam. In house training is not only more effective, it is better value and more convenient too, avoiding wasted travel time and the cost of venue hire.
To make sure you are meeting your legal obligations, and to give your team the training they need to make your workplace safer, contact us today to book your fire marshal training in Southampton. Call 0800 774 7034 or use the form below.
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