Fire Marshal Training

Our bespoke on-site fire marshall training gives delegates the knowledge they need to deal with the specific hazards in their workplace.

At NW Fire Solutions, fire training safety professionals deliver in depth courses that comply with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, ensuring your company is compliant with current regulations. The aim of our fire marshall training is simple: to give your chosen personnel the knowledge and skills they need to appropriately manage your fire safety in the workplace.

Each year there are 100,000 fires where 600 lives are lost. 

Fire can devastate property and claim human lives regardless as to the age of your building and extra precautions you have taken often at great expense.

It is essential you put in place a well thought-out plan to evacuate your staff or beneficiaries should your building succumb to fire.

A mitigation measure you can’t afford to ignore

Fire is a high risk to your business or institution and mitigation following outbreak of fire should be duly provided for in your fire safety plan. Training your staff in the arts of fire wardenship is one mitigation steps you really can’t afford to scrimp on.

If you’re unlucky enough to have experienced the horrors associated with the outbreak of fire you’ll surely appreciate the need for trained fire marshals who are able to save lives by effectively evacuating your building’s occupants. Fire marshal training may turn out to be the wisest investment you make this year.


Adequate fire training is essential for every person working in an organisation, company, or office building; especially so for the designated fire marshall or fire warden. Those assigned to these roles have a responsibility towards the safety of others in your workplace, and it is essential and legally required that they complete specialised fire marshall training to prepare them for this demanding task.

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 states that it is the responsibility of the employer to nominate a sufficient number of competent persons to take on additional fire safety responsibilities, all of whom will require training.


Our Fire Marshall training covers the following areas:

  • Introduction to the role of the Fire Marshall
  • Why fire safety is important
  • Fire safety law
  • Employer and employee duties
  • How to prepare well for your role
  • Understanding the mechanism of fire
  • The fire triangle
  • Fire classes
  • Types of fire extinguishers
  • What is a risk assessment?
  • Fire risk assessments
  • Identifying fire hazards
  • Deciding who might be at risk
  • Evaluating risks
  • Recording and implementing findings
  • Reviewing and updating the assessment
  • Fire safety arrangements
  • The fire plan
  • Fire detection and warning systems
  • Emergency routes and exits
  • Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEPs)
  • Evacuation procedures
  • Evacuation strategies
  • Your role during evacuations
  • Carrying out fire drills

This half day on-site fire marshall training takes account of your current fire risk assessment along with your current emergency procedures and looks at all aspects of evacuation including means of escape, fire drills, fire exits and helping people with disabilities.

Our expert tutors can also discuss other emergencies you may encounter, we always aim to customise training, so it is relevant to your site and the role of your business.

If you need any further advice on the implementation of Fire Safety Marshalls please contact us directly, we are happy to assist you.

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When three isn’t a crowd

NW Fire Solutions would highly urge you to have at least three staff members trained as fire marshals. This shall ensure in the event of leave or sickness you will have backup support in the event of fire. If you are your building’s so-called ‘Responsible Person’ under the 2005 Act then taking the course really is a non-brainer. As a rule of thumb we would recommend you train one fire marshal per ten members of staff.

Why choose NW Fire Solutions?

When you choose fire marshal training with NW Fire Solutions your staff will be trained by active fire fighters with well over 30 years of active duty and who have gained accreditation with the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFF).

Geographic areas we cover include:

  • Liverpool, Wirral and Merseyside
  • Manchester and surrounding areas
  • Chester, Ellesmere Port and North Wales