Fire Warden

The Fire Warden course provides participants with awareness and understanding of the causes and effects of fire and helps them to identify and reduce the risk that fire presents in the workplace. It also provides an understanding of different types of fire extinguishers and practical training for correct use. Techniques for successful evacuations will be discussed and suggested. 


Trainers: Qualified and experienced trainers from St John Rescue Corps
Target Audience: All members of staff at UM, up to 12 participants per course
Course duration: 4 hours 

By the end of this training the participants will be:
  • list the reasons for fire safety legislation
  • explain the principles of fire science
  • describe how to conduct a risk assessment
  • describe the different methods of evacuation
  • identify and operate fire safety equipment in the workplace
  • describe how fire safety issues should be managed in the workplace

Topics covered:

  • Action on discovering a fire
  • Common causes of fire
  • Fire drills and evacuation
  • Fire safety legislation
  • Fire safety precautions
  • The chemistry of fire
  • The role of the fire marshal
  • Using fire extinguishers.


The Fire Warden course is assessed through ongoing trainer observation.

Successful candidates receive a St John Rescue Corps certificate, valid for three years. This international certificate is recognised by the local Occupational Health & Safety Regulations.