Fire Warden Training Course

The Fire Warden or fire marshal course will allow participants to implement the plans, procedures and measures concerning fire in the workplace and also learn to evacuate staff safely using fire warden training techniques. This course includes both theory and practical discharge of fire extinguishers.

The Fire Warden course is aimed at all managers, supervisors, or employees with responsibility for fire safety within an organisation.

Available as an Onsite Course

Available as a Public Course

Course Objectives
This course aims to inform fire wardens of their responsibilities in running a fire drill effectively and safety.

On completion of this Fire Warden training course participants will be able to:

  • List their duties as fire wardens
  • Identify fire hazards in the workplace
  • Use portable fire extinguishers effectively
  • Manage and control evacuations
  • Describe the chemistry of fire
  • Monitor fire controls
  • Assist in the management of evacuation procedures/drills
Course Topics
  • Theory of fire and fire extinction
  • Chemistry of fire
  • Practical demonstrations of fire hazards
  • Spread of fire
  • Smoke behaviour
  • Classification of fires
  • Basic fire prevention
  • Evacuation procedures
  • How to make evacuation realistic
There is a legal requirement on employers to prepare an emergency plan that outlines how the workplace will be evacuated in the event of a fire outbreak. Fire wardens are designated the responsibility of executing this plan in an emergency situation.

Section 11(1)(c) of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 states that the employer is required to:
“designate employees to implement the plans, procedures and measures concerning fire and emergency. These designated employees are commonly called fire wardens or fire officers”

Fire Services Act 1981


A maximum of 12 participants can attend each Fire Warden training session.

2 onsite courses can be held back-to-back to allow for up to 24 participants to be trained.


Onsite Fire Warden training sessions are usually a half day in duration.

However, public courses can vary from a half to one full day in duration.


On successful competition of the Fire Warden course participants will receive a house certificate. The certification usually will expire after 3-years, however, for public courses this can vary.


Participants are required to renew their training by completing the course again. Renewals should happen before the certification expires, or sooner if indicated by their company’s risk assessment.

Course Entry Requirements

There are no special entry requirements for participants associated with this course.

Site Requirements

Please note for the practical portion of this course we require the client to provide an outdoor area (e.g. car park area), for the discharge of fire extinguishers demonstration.

Public Course Dates

Summary Of Assessments
The fire warden course covers both theory in a classroom setting and a practical discharge of the fire extinguisher.

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