Fire Marshal and Warden Online Training

This Virtual College CPD approved online Fire Marshal and Warden Training course has been designed for anyone who would like to become a Fire Marshal or Fire Warden. Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires employers to have a fire safety strategy, a good way to ensure the strategy is effective is to ensure Fire Warden Training has been completed.

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Course Overview


  • Intermediate
  • 15 Minutes
  • Online Study
  • Self-Printed Certificate


  • Up to 1 CPD Hour
  • CPD Certified

Course description

This Fire Marshal and Warden training is suitable for anyone who is interested in undertaking the role of a Fire Warden.

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 fire marshal training course.

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.

Fire Warden Training Objectives 

Upon completion of this online fire marshal training course learners will understand:  

  • The role of the fire warden - what is a fire marshal? 
  • 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 fire warden training 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. 

Fire Warden Certificate 

Learners will be able to download a digital fire marshal/warden 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 and at the end you will receive your fire warden certification. 

Target audience 

This fire warden training 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 fire marshal training course.

What training can I take next?

After completing our fire marshal training online course you could progress to several other of our popular courses including:

We also offer a Fire Safety for Fire Marshals and Fire Wardens Training Package which combines our accredited fire safety courses into one handy package saving you 20% in the process.

You will learn

  • 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 is it for?

Roles including:

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


Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

Fire Marshal and Warden Training FAQs

  • Can fire marshal training be done online?

    Yes. This Virtual College CPD approved online Fire Marshal and Warden Training course has been designed for anyone who would like to become a Fire Marshal or Fire Warden. See more about our packages here.

  • Does a fire warden need to be certified?

    All employees acting as fire wardens need to receive at least basic training. Learners will be able to download a digital certificate on completion of each course. This can be printed, and we suggest you keep it for your records. For more FAQs, see here.

  • How long does fire warden training take?

    The course usually take between 2-4 hours to complete, depending on the speed of learning. Learners do not have to complete all the training in one session as progress is recorded throughout and the training can be paused and resumed in our learning management system at any time.

  • Is fire marshal training a legal requirement?

    Fire safety legislation makes it clear to businesses what their responsibilities are regarding fire safety in the workplace.

    Appointing an appropriate number of fire wardens to implement fire safety measures is a key part of all fire safety legislation in the UK.

    The legislation also states that it is the business owner’s responsibility to ensure that all appointed fire wardens have received adequate training to ensure their competence in the role.

    See more of our fire safety training here.

How the online courses work

  • Find a course

    To begin searching for your online training you can click on the course category section on our website and browse through all of our training categories.

    Alternatively if you already know the title of the training you’re looking for you can use the search bar located in the centre of the homepage and go directly to the course you want.

  • Buy the course

    When buying one of our courses, you will need to enter a valid email address which will be used to create your account with our Learning Management System – Enable – where you will take the training. We will also send your purchase receipt to this email address, and any additional courses purchased in future using the same email address will be added to your system account.

    Once you have purchased a course, you will be able to send this course to other people using your system account with Enable by entering the new learner’s email address so that they may access the training and set up their own system account with our Learning Management System.

    If you are not 100% satisfied with your course then we offer a 30-day, no hassle money-back guarantee. 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 have completed the training in order to make a valid refund claim. Any claim made after the training has been completed will be invalidated.

  • Take the course

    This online course consists of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk learners through the lesson material. Pages may include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help learners stay engaged and interested in the material. Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be paused and resumed at any stage.

    The course is self-paced so learners decide how fast or slow the training goes. There is no deadline for completion but some of our courses have a test at the end to check that learners have understood the material. If the course has a test at the end then learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark to successfully complete the course. Once learners have passed the test they are awarded a certificate, which can either be downloaded digitally or sent as a physical copy if this option was chosen when purchasing the course.

  • Your Certificate

    Upon completion of any of our courses, learners will be able to download a digital certificate from Virtual College and will include the accrediting bodies logo where applicable.

    If you have bought the posted certificate option (available on select courses), a high quality, seal embossed, certificate will be sent out at the beginning of the following working week.