Fire Warden - UK (Update Available)

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This course covers fire and safety legislation for the England, Wales and Scotland; the role of a fire warden; how fires can start and spread; as well as the fire equipment and systems that help to tackle a fire emergency. The course also focuses on preventative steps to take in order to avoid a fire emergency, potential fire hazard detection systems and evacuation techniques that a fire warden should be familiar with. This course was edited and updated by New Level Safety Limited a professional services company specialising in corporate health and safety management. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.

Target Audience
Existing fire wardens, or those wishing to train as a fire warden


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Fire Warden - UK (Update Available)

  • identify statutory duties employers are obligated to fulfill with respect to fire wardens
  • recognise the importance of the fire warden role
  • recognise duties you may perform as a fire warden
  • identify what's involved in each step of a fire risk assessment
  • identify components of fire detection and warning systems
  • identify the elements that must be present for a fire to occur
  • recognise how fires can spread
  • recognise ways to reduce the risk of common types of fire hazards that can arise in work situations
  • recognise potential fire hazards related to maintenance and building work
  • recognise storage practices that can help reduce the risk of fire
  • recognise precautions to take to reduce the risk of arson
  • identify typical tasks for fire safety checks
  • identify main features of a fire evacuation plan
  • identify fire evacuation considerations that may be required for people with disabilities
  • recognise actions to take when evacuating a building in a fire emergency
  • recognise strategies that can help you get the most out of fire drills
  • identify factors that can influence the decision of individuals as to whether they should evacuate when a fire alarm goes off
  • recognise the appropriate way to use fire extinguishers
  • recognise the appropriate fixed firefighting equipment to use for different types of fires
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