FIRE WARDEN – INCLUDING PRACTICAL TRAININGCourse ref: 10.030
This course is designed to assist the employer in meeting the legal requirements to ensure the protection of workers in serious and imminent danger (such as in the event of fire) by having a sufficient number of competent persons to implement the established procedures.
By the end of this one-day course, delegates are expected to have:
The principles of fire ignition, the combustion process and fire spread,
The principles of basic fire risk assessment.
The process of raising an alarm and reporting a fire incident,
The location and interpretation of signage,
Fire isolation techniques and fire doors,
The process of safe evacuation of the premises and mustering at a safe location.
Practised and Demonstrated Competence
In the selection and proper use of the appropriate type of fire fighting media such as fire blankets, fire extinguishers 9dry powder, CO2, foam and water) and fixed hose reel systems.
Leading and managing an evacuation drill.
Chemistry of fire, causes of fire, introduction to fire risk assessment, prevention of fire, spotting and reporting hazards, classification of fires, methods of fire spread, fixed fire detection systems, types of alarms, fire dril and evacuation procedures, types of fire extinguishing agents, fire blankets, portable extinguishers, fire hose reels, fixed fire fighting systems.
Hands-on exercises with fire blanket, CO2, dry powder, foam, and water fire extinguishers, fire hose reels, combination low pressure water and powder, fires involving electrical equipment.
Evacuation drill undertaken on site.
This course is designed to assist the employer in meeting the legal requirements to ensure the protection of workers in serious and imminent danger (such as in the event of fire) by having a sufficient number of competent persons to implement established emergency procedures. This is required under Legal Notice 36 of 2003, Regulation 11.
NOTE TO EMPLOYER
The number of persons to be trained in this regard should be decided following a suitable and systematic risk assessment of the fire hazards present, fire detection / alarm and fire fighting media available, and routes and exits. Furthermore key personnel such as designated Fire Wardens should also be provided with set fire procedures which stipulate what action is to be taken in the event of fire. Such action will be specifically linked to their designated role.