FIRE SAFETY TRAINING

Fire Training

Under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, it is a requirement that all staff are provided with adequate fire safety training when:

  • They are first employed.
  • They are exposed to new or increased risks.

Adequate fire safety training must also be repeated periodically where appropriate.

JGS Fire Safety can provide fire safety awareness training and fire marshal training, including practical use of fire extinguishers. Our team of trainers are all currently serving or recently retired members of the Fire Service, who are all highly qualified and experienced in delivering fire safety training.

Fire Safety Awareness Training will consist of:

  • Identification of fire hazards within your premises
  • General fire precautions, e.g. the safe and effective use of the means of escape, the means of detecting a fire and giving warning.
  • The types and use of portable fire extinguishers located in your premises
  • Actions to be taken in the event of discovering a fire
  • Actions to take on hearing the fire alarm signal
  • Fire safety in the home

Fire Marshal Training will consist of:

  • The role and responsibilities of a fire marshal
  • Identification of fire hazards within your premises
  • General fire precautions, e.g. the safe and effective use of the means of escape, the means of detecting a fire and giving warning.
  • The types and use of portable fire extinguishers located in your premises
  • Practical training on the use of fire extinguishers
  • Actions to be taken in the event of discovering a fire
  • Actions to take on hearing the fire alarm signal
  • Fire safety in the home

Role, Responsibility and Duties of a Fire Marshal

Role, Responsibilities and Duties of a Fire Marshal

A Fire Marshals role and responsibilities fall broadly into 2 categories:

  • Proactive day to day duties
  • Reactive emergency duties

Proactive and day to day duties of a Fire Marshal

A Fire Marshal must not put themselves at risk whilst carrying out their duties.

Fire Marshal duties in the work place may include some or all the points detailed below, but they will vary depending on the size and complexity of your organization and premises:

  • All fire exits and routes remain free from obstruction and available at all times. Final exits must be opened to check they are unobstructed on the external side.
  • Break glass call points are visible, undamaged and have a break glass point sign and emergency fire action notice adjacent to them.
  • Fire extinguishers are in their correct place, clearly visible, serviced and have the appropriate signage.
  • General house-keeping is in good order e.g. waste management
  • Smoking Policy is implemented and followed.
  • The safe use and storage of flammable liquids and hazardous materials.
  • Electrical safety checks.
  • Arson risk reduction.
  • Emergency lighting testing (monthly).
  • Hot works management e.g. issuing hot works permits and the control of contractors.
  • Fire alarm testing (weekly).
  • Staff fire inductions.
  • Arranging fire drills at least once a year.
  • Fire door checks.
  • Working with the fire risk assessment.
  • All people with a disability are facilitated in the event of an evacuation e.g. Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEP’s)
  • Reporting any unsafe practices and hazards.

Reactive Fire Marshal duties
Unfortunately, there are times when fires do occur, and this is when the Fire Marshal needs to react.

During this reactive period of their role, their responsibilities may include:

  • Raising the alarm and/or calling the emergency services.
  • Tackling fires if safe to do so.
  • Directing people to safe available exit routes.
  • Assisting disabled people.
  • Sweeping rooms, where safe to do so ensuring toilets and places like walk in cupboards are checked.
  • Closing doors to prevent the spread of fire and smoke.
  • Ensuring hazardous manufacturing processes and machinery have been isolated.
  • Take part in the roll call at the assembly point.
  • Liaising with the fire service on their arrival.