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


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.


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".


References and further information available at the University of Exeter Health & Safety page:

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

This course occurs on the following dates
22/03/2018 Streatham: Hope Hall G.02 09:00 13:00 1
17/05/2018 Streatham: Hope Hall G.02 09:00 13:00 7
05/07/2018 Streatham: Hope Hall G.02 09:00 13:00 10

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