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Whatever the organisation or premise, the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires employers to have a fire safety strategy, which will allow all occupants to evacuated safely in the case of a fire.

In order to build this strategy, a responsible person (usually an owner or employer) has to carry out a risk assessment, decide on appropriate fire precautions and maintain a fire management plan.

As a way of ensuring the effectiveness of their strategy, many businesses are appointing a fully-trained fire warden as part of the emergency evacuation strategy.

It is this important role that is the focus of this elearning course. 

Key Roles of the Fire Warden or Fire Marshal

Having a designated fire warden at your workplace will help ensure your business is prepared for a fire emergency and can conduct a safe evacuation of the business premise. The Fire Marshal role is also to identify potential workplace fire hazards and report any hazards found to the appropriate person. Also to assist in the implementation of fire safety best practices and improving effective fire emergency procedures in your workplace.

In the event of a fire or fire alarm is triggered Fire Marshal or Fire Warden need to ensure that the premises get evacuated and searched in a timely. The Fire Warden could be the person most at risk during the evacuation process, because they may be the last person to evacuate the building after completing a search of the affected building.

During an evacuation a Fire Marshal should go directly to their assembly point and manage the evacuation from outside the building in a fire emergency. The Fire Marshal is responsible for ensuring that everyone who exits the building is accounted and makes sure that all Fire Wardens are accounted for after completing their search of the business premises.

A Fire Marshal’s main duty is to assist in the prevention of fires in the workplace by:

  • Identify fire hazards at their workplace
  • Report hazards to the appropriate person
  • Emergency exits are kept clear at all times
  • Fire extinguishers are in place and serviced
  • Fire doors are in good working order and kept closed
  • Perform weekly fire alarm test
  • Fire signs are in place
  • Electrical devices are PAT Tested
  • Perform regular fire drills
  • Conduct regular fire risk assessments

Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005: enforcement

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires competent persons to assist the person who has overall responsibility for fire safety, in implementing and carrying out preventative and protective fire safety measures.

This means that anyone who has key responsibility of a business premises, must take reasonable actions to reduce the risk from fire and ensure that there is an effective fire evacuation plan is in place in the event of a fire.


Upon completion of this course learners will understand:  

  • The role of the fire warden  
  • Fire safety statistics  
  • Fire prevention and protection  
  • How to check key working areas, exits and fire doors  
  • What to do when the fire alarm sounds  
  • When to provide additional assistance  
  • Briefing staff, site visitors and contractors  
  • Post-alarm debriefings  
  • Legal requirements  
  • The course includes a summary animation, covering key points  

Who should take this course? 

This fire warden training elearning course is suitable for anyone who will be undertaking the role of fire warden or marshal at their workplace and would like to understand their duties and how they can fulfil them. An understanding of fire safety in the workplace will be beneficial to anyone undertaking the role of a fire warden.


This course is accredited by CPD and the certificate, awarded upon successful completion, can be used to log your hours against. 


Learners will be able to download a digital certificate on completion. 

Course duration 

This course will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. As an e-learning course you can complete this training in convenient stages. The system will record your progress throughout. 

Target audience 

This course is aimed at anyone who is interested in, or is undertaking the role of a fire warden. 

Entry requirements 

There are no entry requirements for this course.

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Frequently asked questions

Do I need an e-mail address to buy this course?

Yes, you will need an e-mail address to buy this course. This is because we use your e-mail address to create an account for you in our learning management system - where you will take the training. We also need your email address to send your purchase receipt.

If you buy more courses in future using the same e-mail address during checkout, then these will automatically be added to your system account.

If you pay by PayPal, we will use your PayPal email address to create your system account.

Can I buy this course and give it to other people?

Yes, you can buy the training using your own email address and then give it to other learners from your system account.

Each learner will need to have their own email address. This is so that we can send them a link to the training and give them their own system account.

Is there a refund policy?

We want you to be completely satisfied with your training. We offer a 30 day, no hassle, no quibble, money-back guarantee if you are not 100% satisfied.

To request a refund, you should email our learner support team with your receipt stating why you would like to be reimbursed. You, or your learners, must not complete the training in order to make a valid refund claim.

Will the course work on a tablet or mobile phone?

We recommend using a desktop or laptop for the best learning experience. This course can also be taken on tablet and mobile devices - including iPads and iPhones.

Is a specific internet browser recommended?

For the best possible experience, we recommend learners use Google Chrome, Internet Explorer 11 or Firefox. Please ensure there are no updates pending on your browser.

How long do learners have to complete a course?

There is no set completion time for this course. Learners can study in their own time at their own speed and may pause, leave and come back to the system to continue the training at any time.

Does the course contain sound?

Yes, this course contains sound. For those without sound on their computer or device, the narration is covered in an optional text box at the bottom of the training.

How long is the certificate valid for?

There is no set time for how long this certificate is valid for. It is generally recognised that certificates are renewed every three years.


Bulk discounts

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If you wish to discuss a large individual order for this course, and/or would like to be invoiced in advance, please call our sales team on 01943 885 085 to make an enquiry.

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