Fire Safety Staff Training for Wardens and Marshals

Why is fire safety staff training so vital? Knowing how to deal with a fire can mean the difference between saving or losing your business and someone living or dying.

In Britain, fires in the workplace cost hundreds of millions of pounds every year. According to statistics:


60% of businesses never recover after a serious fire


The cost of fire damage reached £1.3 billion in 2018 (a new high) or £3.5 million every day, according to the Association of British Insurers


Fire costs the UK economy at least £8.3 billion per annum (data from 2008)


School fires on their own cost £50 million per annum, with a serious school fire occurring three or four times per month, on average.

The Regulatory (Fire Safety) Reform Order 2005 states that places of work with five or more employees must have a written fire risk assessment, highlighting any weaknesses in precautionary measures taken against fire and giving a timeline for any preventative action that is required.

Staff Fire Safety and Warden/Marshal Training - Customised to your Business

Many companies have their staff undergo online fire safety training, as opposed to personal instruction and practical demonstrations.

This is often a waste of time; an online test is based around only one workplace or is too vague to be of any practical use in a real world fire situation.

We provide onsite fire training throughout Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and North London that is tailor-made to suit your business, staff and premises.

All Staff Should Be Fire Safety Trained

As a general guide, 10% of your staff should be trained as fire wardens or marshals.

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

Fire Safety Staff Training - Comply with Fire Safety Law

Our training courses are in the form of a presentation, so that you and your staff can learn and retain all the most important facts.

Our engineers are able to offer training aimed specifically around your place of work, whether your premises is an office, shop, factory or other commercial establishment. This gives your staff in-depth, practical fire-safety knowledge within the workplace.

All of our courses include a question and answer session, to ensure that all attendees are fully competent.


Fire Safety Accreditations and Experience

Our fire safety engineers have the following accreditations, experience and association memberships:


IOSH (Institute of Occupational Safety & Health) qualified


FPA (Fire Protection Association) qualified risk assessors


IFE (Institute of Fire Engineers) members

The British Fire Consortium - link to The British Fire Consortium website

Members of the BFC (British Fire Consortium)

Alcumus Safe Contractor

Alcumus SafeContractor accredited


10+ years Fire Brigade experience

As a one-stop-shop for fire safety consultancy, we can provide all the fire safety products, equipment and services you require throughout Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Essex and across London including:

Fire safety in the workplace is extremely important – don’t let it be compromised. Contact us today to discuss how our fire training courses can help you and your business stay safe and remain compliant with fire safety law and legislation.