Fire Marshal

Version: 1.0 06/06/2019

Introduction

This course aims to give learners basic knowledge and understanding in fire marshalling, identifying and reporting fire hazards and risks, and fire prevention. The target audience is aimed at those working in the construction or utilities sector including suppliers and contractors.

Performance Objectives

  • Understand the principles of fire safety management
  • Expected contribution to risk management
  • Understand the principles of fire safety
  • Identify potential fire risks and hazards in the workplace
  • Understand how to correctly report fire hazards and risks
  • Identify different fire categories and types of extinguishers
  • Describe the correct method of using a fire extinguisher
  • Control risks outside of your level of responsibility or expertise
  • Initiate evacuation and use of firefighting equipment
  • Understand the means of escape
  • Arrangements for ensuring safety of people in the event of fire,
  • Know the importance of fire precautions
  • Know the lines of communication and reporting methods
  • Know the causes of fire and the significance of common causes
  • Understand the importance of training and the testing of fire
  • Understand the role of a fire marshal

Learning Outcomes

  • Know about the principles of fire safety
  • Know about the principles of fire safety management at work
  • Know about fire categories and extinguishers
  • Understand the hazards and risks associated with fire in the workplace
  • Understand how fire risk is controlled in the workplace
  • Understand requirements for the protection of people from fire in premises and environments
  • Understand resources that are available to manage fire risks in premises and environments
  • Understand how to respond to hazardous material incidents
  • Understand the requirements for gathering information to co-ordinate a fire and rescue response