Fire Safety Awareness and Fire Marshall Training

We are very proud to be working with Alan Hughes Fire Safety on our Open Courses.

Our Fire Safety Training courses are structured for 3 to 3.5-hour presentations that are suitable for the ‘Responsible Person’, ‘Fire Wardens/Marshall’s’ and ‘employees’ alike.

The courses come in two parts, classroom and practical exercises and cover the following areas:

Classroom based:

  • Regulatory Reform Order 2005
  • Risk Assessments
  • Duties of the Fire Marshall
  • Fire Prevention
  • Chemistry of Combustion
  • Classification of Fire
  • Fire Behaviour and Development
  • Methods of heat transfer
  • Extinguishing Methods
  • Fire Extinguishers and Extinguishing Media
  • Fire and Emergency Evacuation Procedures

This is followed by a practical session where delegates discharge fire extinguishers of the type that are applicable to their workplace, to extinguish real fires. The fire scenarios are conducted using environmentally acceptable gas fired simulators in a safe and controlled manner.

Scenarios include flammable liquid fire, bin/pan fire and TV/PC monitor. Risk assessments for ‘hot training’ are provided.

Who should attend this course?

 The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 came into force on 1st October 2006. The Order encompasses almost 100 items of previous Fire Safety Legislation.

This legislation requires the Responsible Person to implement General Fire Precautions for the safety of employees or persons who are legally on the premises or in the immediate vicinity of the premises.

The ‘Responsible Person’ is the:

  • Person responsible for business premises
  • An employer
  • A self-employed person with a business premises
  • A charity or voluntary organisation
  • A contractor with a degree of control over any premises.

Private homes are not included unless they are a place of work i.e providing care in the community
The ‘Responsible Person’ must provide: “adequate fire safety training” that must be “suitable, sufficient and appropriate” and be “repeated periodically”.

Tutor details:

Alan Hughes has a background of 30 years’ service with the then Gwynedd Fire Service and later the North Wales Fire and Rescue Service, where he eventually served in the role of Watch Manager.  He maintained a very high standard of Service Delivery and was the Officer in Charge of countless emergencies during his career. Alan has more than 31 years of Aviation Fire and Rescue Service experience, achieved by devoting his spare time teaching Airfield Firefighters. He holds a CAA ‘Aerodrome Supervisors’ certificate and was the top student in this category at the International Fire Training



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