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Health and Safety: Fire Marshal Requalification



Personal Effectiveness


Health, Safety and Environment

About this course:

The aim of this interactive workshop is for candidates to demonstrate theoretical knowledge and practical skills relating to the responsibilities of an Evacuation Officer and Fire Marshal.

The course is in three parts:.

- Knowledge confirmation/discussion in a classroom based session.

- Practical experience outdoors using extinguishers and fire simulator equipment.

- A theoretical interactive 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:.

- Identify the importance of fire prevention, the maintenance and availability of structural means of escape and the variety of human responses to emergency situations.

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

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

- Recognise and identify the role and responsibilities of the evacuation officer and fire marshal(s).

- Demonstrate the appropriate systems to evacuate a building safely in an emergency including the means of escape measures for persons with assistance needs.

Who should attend this course:

This training is a mandatory requalification course for staff who already undertake the role of Fire Marshal or Evacuation Officer as part of a building evacuation plan.

The course should be completed before the 3 year point after completion of initial Fire Marshal training.

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.

In order to attend this course you must have previously completed the initial Fire Marshal training Entry requirements for delegates:.

- This course is for staff who currently carry out the role of Fire Marshal/Evacuation Officer.

- Nomination by their manager.

- There are physical elements of this course, if students are to attend the practical element they should meet following requirements:.

- Previous attendance on a manual handling course within three years of course start date.

- A level of fitness suitable for the practical element e.g.

to enable them to move about freely on indoor and outdoor surfaces including paths and steps, sufficient strength and manual dexterity to lift extinguishers and carry them short distances.

- Those with respiratory problems that could be exacerbated by smoke or hot gases may not be suitable for the practical course.

- If in doubt contact your doctor for advice


This course is not summatively assessed but delegates will be evaluated by the instructor/assessor for their capability during the course.


Bob Sturtivant/Ian Heywood/John Howkins

Before the course:

Please read the 'who should attend this course section'.


References available for further understanding on University of Exeter Health & Safety page:

What previous participants have said about the course:

The practical elements of the course were really useful.

It made me appreciate the importance of being aware of the impact of a fire.

It was really useful to recap the roles and responsibilities.

A very well planned, informative and enjoyable training course.

Learning provider:

This course is administered by People Development; please contact for more details.

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