The course is designed for those employees that are responsible for fire-fighting and evacuating buildings in the case on an emergency. Under the Regulatory Reforms (Fire Safety) Order 2005 a business must appoint competent persons and provide them with appropriate training. In addition the appointed fire marshal has the responsibility to maintain any fire extinguisher equipment within the working environment.
The Fire Marshal course will involve a mixture of classroom and practical based activities. Learners will gain valuable knowledge of the correct evacuation procedures, storage of fire equipment as well as practical demonstrations.
Benefits to the employer and the learner
Learners who undertake the Fire Marshal course will gain experience and knowledge whilst working in a practical setting.
Employers will gain a competent member of staff who is a qualified Fire Marshal.
Successful completion of the course will result in learners being awarded with a Mantra Learning certificate of attendance certifying that they have displayed competence and confidence as a Fire Marshal.
The day of training consists of a mixture of classroom learning and practical activities, involving discharging fire extinguishers. The course covers:
- Roles and Responsibilities
- Storage of equipment
- Maintenance and operation of equipment
- Using different fire extinguishers
- Evacuation procedures
- Risk assessing the workplace
At the end of the course candidates participate in a Q&A session held by the instructor to test their knowledge before returning to the work environment.
Opportunities for further development
Other courses that provide complementary skill sets include:
- First Aid at Work
- Manual Handling
These courses will help to benefit both learners and employers.