We provide, Fire Safety Staff Training for Wardens and Marshals

Fire Guard Services

Fire Safety Staff Training

In Britain, fires in the workplace cost hundreds of millions of pounds every year. Many companies have their staff undergo online fire safety training, as opposed to personal instruction and practical demonstrations. We feel that this is not effective and the required information that could be vital in the event of fire is not retained via an online tick box exercise.

We provide face-to-face fire training in your office, factory or other premises throughout Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Northamptonshire and North London that is tailor-made to suit your business, staff and premises. It is conducted by an ex-Fire Service employee with many years of experience of preventing and stopping fires.

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All Staff Should Be Fire Safety Trained

As a general guide, 10% of your staff should be trained as fire wardens or marshals. All trained staff receive a certificate. Staff training sessions last between 1.5 to 3 hours and can be attended by up to 20 people.

Fire Guard Services offer comprehensive and professional fire safety staff training to educate your staff in the following areas:

  • The dangers of fire
  • Fire safety awareness
  • Use of fire extinguishers
  • Fire prevention – measures to take
  • Fire evacuation procedures

Fire Guard Services also provides fire warden/marshal training for all your staff who are required to be qualified. The following topics are covered:

  • Fire warden and marshal roles, duties and responsibilities
  • The chemistry of combustion
  • Fire classification
  • How fires spread
  • Fire extinguisher explanation (in accordance with BS.EN3)
  • Fire evacuations, plans and procedures
  • Fire safety checklists – daily, weekly and monthly
  • Fire drills and orders
  • Fire risk assessments – recording and reporting
  • Practical fire extinguisher demonstration

Our Senior Fire Training Officer

Meet Fred

Fred Evans


Fred Evans - Fire Guard Services
Meet Fred

Fred Evans


Fred has over 30 years of experience working in the fire safety industry. Fred is a member of the Institute of Fire Engineers (IFE). He is also trained by the Fire Protection Association (FPA) and Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH).

  • IFE member

  • British Fire Services Association member

  • IOSH qualified

  • FPA qualified

  • Alcumus SafeContractor

  • British Fire Consortium member

  • FireQual Approved Inspector

  • UK Fire Door Approved Inspector

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Have a question?

Your Fire Training Questions Answered

Fire safety is a crucial aspect of any workplace, and having well-trained staff who know what to do in an emergency can make all the difference. That's why providing fire safety staff training is so important.

We also understand that business owners may have questions about staff fire safety training. That’s why we’ve created this short FAQ to answer some of your questions.

Basic fire safety awareness training is developed to equip you with all the basic skills and knowledge required in the event of a fire, such as what to do if you discover a fire, locating and using extinguishers and evacuation routes, and the best way to deal with vulnerable individuals, such as the elderly and disabled.

Employers are legally required by law (The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005) to provide information, instruction and training to employees about fire precautions in the workplace.

As a general rule, you will want to practice fire safety every 12 months (in certain industries like hotels and care homes you will need to perform training at least twice a year due to the nature of the business).

To become a certified fire marshal or fire warden, you need to attend the half-day fire marshal training course, as well as passing the simple multiple-choice assessment. You will receive your fire marshal certificate upon completing the course.