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Course overview

This online Fire Warden/Marshal Training course will cover both your proactive and reactive role as a Fire Warden in the fire safety process. The course will give you an understanding of the fundamentals of fire awareness, fire safety arrangements in the workplace and the laws governing fire safety. It also covers key topics such as fire safety control measures and procedures, the role of fire risk assessments, what your emergency evacuation procedures should entail and the different types of fire equipment including fire extinguishers.

You don’t need any prior knowledge, as this course covers the fire safety basics, including the content from our introductory online Fire Safety Awareness Training course.

We also provide a face-to-face Fire Extinguisher Training course, a face-to-face Fire Warden Training course and a face-to-face Fire Safety Awareness Training course.

  • Developed by qualified fire safety specialists
  • Accredited by The CPD Group and the Institution of Fire Engineers
  • In line with the latest fire safety legislation including The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005/Fire (Scotland) Act 2005
  • Supported by a dedicated customer service team
  • Fully online and instant access 24/7
  • Use any device with internet access
  • Stop and restart at any point
  • Automated reminders when training is due for renewal
  • Free retakes if needed
  • Manage and track your course progress if you coordinate team learning

Bulk buy discounts

Number of courses: Price per course (excl VAT)
1 to 9 £20.00
10 to 19£18.00
20 to 49£17.00
50 to 74£16.00
75 to 99£15.00

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What you will learn

This online Fire Warden/Marshal Training course will cover the overall duties and responsibilities of an appointed fire safety officer.

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Learn about the main principles of fire safety in the workplace.
  • Understand what fire is and how it spreads.
  • Learn about practical fire safety and the importance of the Fire Warden in this safety chain.
  • Identify fire incidents and what methods of escape should be available.
  • Know about fire safety regulations and how they relate to workplace safety.
  • Be able to understand the role of risk assessments in fire protection.
  • Understand your overall and ongoing duties as a Fire Warden.
  • Know how a fire extinguisher works and learn about their different types.


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1. Fire Safety in the Workplace

This module introduces fire safety concepts, emphasising the significance of fire awareness, the various types of fires and the Fire Warden’s distinct responsibilities during fire emergencies.

2. Understanding Fire

This module gives an overview into the nature of fire, explaining its ignition, sustained combustion, the concept of the fire triangle and strategies to stop the fire. Understanding these aspects is crucial for Fire Wardens, directly influencing their roles. The module also explores the rapid progression of fires within buildings, from small, manageable incidents to life-threatening emergencies.

3. Practical Fire Safety

This module looks at the practical aspect of fire safety. It covers the procedures, identification of potential fire incidents, availability and utilisation of escape methods and highlights the pivotal role of the Fire Marshal/Warden in the safety process.

4. Fire Extinguishers

While you may not encounter a fire emergency often, knowing the correct fire extinguisher type and usage procedure is crucial. Fire Wardens must understand fire extinguisher operation and their role in equipment placement and maintenance.

5. Fire and the Law

The law regarding fire safety is strict, with potentially costly consequences, including imprisonment in certain instances. This module focuses on essential legal aspects and their relevance to you and the rest of your team.

6. Risk Assessments

Your workplace must possess fire risk assessments outlining fire hazards. This module provides an overview of risk assessments and their contribution to fire protection. As a Fire Marshal, you may need to create or review risk assessments. This module clarifies the concepts of risk, hazard and their relevance to workplace risk assessments.

7. Your Role as a Fire Warden

After acquiring fire safety knowleget from the course, this module explains how it relates to your role as a Fire Warden. Understanding this responsibility is important as Fire Wardens are integral to the ongoing protection and safety process.

Who is this course for?

This online Fire Warden Training course is suitable for individuals who have the role of Fire Marshal in any workplace. It provides the knowledge and skills needed to understand their responsibilities and effectively carry them out.

If you are just looking for an introductory fire safety awareness course, try our online Fire Safety Awareness Training course or our face-to-face Fire Safety Awareness Training course may be more suitable.

We also offer a face-to-face Fire Extinguisher Training course and a face-to-face Fire Warden/Marshal Training course which includes practical fire extinguisher experience.


This online Fire Warden/Marshal Training course is accredited by The CPD Group and the Institute of Fire Engineers.

Upon successful completion of this online course, you’ll be sent a personalised digital certificate as a PDF, enabling you to download and print it.

You can access a copy, reprint or download this certificate on our LMS (Learning Management System). This is your proof that you have been trained in fire safety best practices and achieved compliance. The certificates include a verification number so anybody can authenticate the certificate’s legitimacy.

Our certifications include a renewal date but there is no legal requirement to renew your training and certificate within a specific timeframe. However, we do recommend that you arrange refresher training after 2 years as fire safety guidance does change. You should update your fire safety knowledge and skills regularly.


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Frequently Asked Questions

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How long does Fire Marshal training last? 

Our online Fire Marshal Training course lasts for approximately 2 hours. It offers the flexibility for you or your staff to take the training at any time and you can pause and resume as needed. You can also decide to take a face-to-face Fire Marshal Training courses, they typically last half a day, approximately 3 hours. These courses can also be customised to suit your specific workplace needs by our trainers.

Why is Fire Warden training important?

Fire Marshal training is essential due to legal and safety requirements that apply to all workplaces. This training guarantees that trained Fire Marshals are in place to ensure the safety of both employees and customers in case of a fire.

By completing Fire Marshal training, the designated individual will be well-prepared for their role should a fire emergency occur. The training encompasses various areas, including understanding how fires develop, conducting risk assessments, performing fire drills and clarifying the responsibilities of a Fire Marshal.

What are the main responsibilities of a Fire Warden?

Fire Wardens are individuals designated within your workplace who assume additional responsibilities for fire safety. 

How it works

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Work through the course modules at a time convenient for you

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Complete the final multiple-choice assessment

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