Fire marshal training

Who is it for?

This course is for people who want to learn about basic fire awareness for their role as a fire marshal in the workplace.

It helps learners to understand how a fire may start and spread, and how to assess and manage these risks in their workplace.


1/2 day


AM or PM

Course content includes:

  • combustion principles
  • how fire and toxic fumes spread
  • introduction to fire legislation
  • fire risk assessment
  • emergency plan
  • fire action:
    • fire exit and fire safety signage
    • role of a fire marshal in the event of a fire alarm
    • moving through smoke-filled areas
    • safely conducting an area/floor check
    • assembly points and roll calls.
  • use of fire-fighting equipment:
    • fire extinguishers*
    • fire blanket.

* Role play including the use of a dummy fire extinguisher to allow learners to practise in the classroom environment.


On successful completion of this course, you will receive a fire marshal training certificate which is valid for three years.


Learners must:

  • be physically able to carry out the practical elements of the course
  • attend all sessions to be eligible for assessment.


For more information on this course please contact us.

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