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Health and Safety: Fire Safety (incl Fire Marshal & Evacuation Officer Training)



Personal Effectiveness


Health, Safety and Environment

About this course:

Candidates will have increased fire awareness and some practical experience in the use of fire extinguishers and the roles of a Fire Marshal and Evacuation Officer.

They will also be aware of the appropriate response to emergency situations regarding fire warning/raising the alarm and dealing with a fire.

The course is in three parts:.

Part A : Theory in a classroom based session.

Part B : Practical experience outdoors using extinguishers and fire simulator equipment.

Part C: A session based around the role of a fire marshal in the successful evacuation of a building including pre emergency activities such as checking of escape routes and coordinating activities.

Learning outcomes:

As a result of attending this course, you will be able to:.

- Recognise the impact of fire.

- Recognise key fire safety law.

- Recognise the importance of fire prevention.

- Recognise the range of available fire extinguishing media, fire warning systems and their preferred location, application and use.

- Recognise the importance of housekeeping of fire precautions in sustaining fire safety.

Who should attend this course:

This course is mandatory for staff who will be undertaking the role of Fire Marshal or Evacuation Officer as part of a building evacuation plan.

The training detailed is primarily aimed at staff working at the Exeter Streatham and St.Luke's campus sites.

If you are seeking training of this type in your area, contact your local training organiser in the first instance and secondly contact the Exeter based Fire safety team by e-mailing detailing your enquiry.


Bob Sturtivant.

What previous participants have said about the course:

"I really enjoyed it and felt it was the best course I have attended at the University".

"It was valuable to learn my role as a fire Marshal and how to safely attempt to put out a fire, along with knowledge of the correct equipment and checks to make".


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This course is administered by People Development; please e-mail for any queries.

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