Fire Marshal

About our Fire Marshal training

Our 1/2 day Fire Marshal Training is approved by the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) and teaches delegates the skills needed to be a qualified and competent workplace fire marshal. Protect your staff and business from the devastation caused by fire. You will learn about the implications of a fire in your workplace and basic fire safety awareness. After completing this course, you will also learn evacuation procedures, how to run fire drills, and raising the alarm. 

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fire marshal training who is it for

Who should attend Fire Marshal Training?

Our Fire Marshal course is specifically tailored to meet the needs of your designated fire warden. it is also has vital information for the members of staff nominated to oversee fire safety in your workplace. It is also the ideal course for anyone who needs to know how to use a fire extinguisher.

fire marshal training how is it assessed

How is it assessed?

Delegates will be assessed by our highly experienced trainers. They will do this according to HSE guidelines. Assessment will be done through practical demonstrations, hands-on experience, and Q&A sessions. There will also be a test at the end where delegates will need to answer multiple choice questions.

fire marshal training certificate


After successfully completing your Fire Marshal training course, you will be awarded with a qualification which is valid for 3 years and is approved by the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE). This will enable you to become the designated fire warden for your workplace.

When it comes to sourcing fire marshal training, St John Ambulance Cymru is the leading training provider in Wales. In the UK, St John Ambulance is one of the voluntary aid societies (VAS) who are recognised by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) as standard setters for first aid training in accordance with the Health and Safety (First Aid) regulations 1981. We don't require external accreditation through an Awarding Organisation.

Fire safety training is critical for all types of workplaces. This includes offices, construction sites, and places with electrical equipment. Fire marshals play an important role in keeping workplaces safe, and they should be properly trained to do so. Fire can cause great destruction. Therefore, it is essential to know how to handle a fire in the most efficient way. This helps reduce the effect on your workplace, employees, business, and the people who depend on your goods and services.

A Fire Marshal and a Fire Warden are essentially the same. Fire marshal training is the same as fire warden training. However in a larger workplace, a decision may be made to separate responsibilities. For example, a Fire Marshal may manage the evacuation from outside, while a Fire Warden would manage from the inside. Our training course will equip you with the necessary skills needed no matter the title.

It makes sense to have a fire marshal so someone can take on the relevant roles and responsibilities. There is a legal requirement that companies must ensure that staff have been given sufficient fire safety training. There must also be a designated fire safety marshal in the workplace. How many fire marshals do you need depends on the nature and environment of your business. How many employees are on-site will also be a factor. You will need to do a fire risk assessment to determine the level of risk in the workplace. This will help you decide what level of provision will be required.

After successfully completing this course, you will receive a certificate that will be valid for 3 years. After this time the qualification will expire, and in order to remain certified you will need to take this course again. However, if you feel your skills need refreshing within this time frame then it’s never a bad idea to take the course again. It's always a good idea to be well-prepared for a potential incident.

As part of this course delegates will have the opportunity to use a dummy fire extinguisher so that they can practice how to use it safely and effectively. As they do not eject any water or foam, this means that the training does not need to be taken outdoors, meaning delegates do not need to worry about the weather.

The Institute of Fire Engineers is an international organisation that has the primary aim of supporting the increase of knowledge, professional recognition and understanding of fire safety. It is a platform where industry professionals can share best practices. IFE also provides formal recognition of training courses that meet its very high requirements. St John Ambulance Cymru is proud to be one of these organisations.

What this Fire Marshal course covers

Cost of fire and arson, Legislation - The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

Fire risk assessment – the five steps

The fire triangle

Sources of ignition

Spread of fire – convection, conduction, and radiation

Firefighting equipment

Practical use of fire extinguishers and fire prevention equipment

Fire detection and warning

Means of escape

Evacuation Plan – (PEEP)

Duties of the fire marshal – daily and in the event of fire

Fire evacuation drills

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