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Health and Safety: Fire Marshal Requalification


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.

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'.

Resources (including where additional web links should be added):.

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

Learning provider:

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

This course occurs on the following dates
24/01/2018 Streatham: Hope Hall G.02 09:00 13:00 Robin Sturtivant 3
01/02/2018 Streatham: Hope Hall G.02 09:00 13:00 Robin Sturtivant 3
16/02/2018 Streatham - venue tbc 09:00 13:00 Robin Sturtivant 8
02/03/2018 Streatham: Hope Hall G.02 09:00 13:00 Robin Sturtivant 9
06/04/2018 Streatham: Hope Hall G.02 09:00 13:00 Robin Sturtivant 9
26/04/2018 Streatham: Hope Hall G.02 09:00 13:00 Robin Sturtivant 10
23/05/2018 Streatham: Hope Hall G.02 09:00 13:00 Robin Sturtivant 11
01/06/2018 Streatham: Hope Hall G.02 09:00 13:00 Robin Sturtivant 12
15/06/2018 Streatham: Hope Hall G.02 09:00 13:00 Robin Sturtivant 12
18/07/2018 Streatham: Hope Hall G.02 09:00 13:00 12

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