Fire Warden Course

Programme Outline


Having a designated fire warden at work is an important part of fire safety. The fire warden works together with the employer to ensure that fire safety measures and evacuation procedures are in place and effective.

This course will provide you with the necessary training required to be a qualified fire warden. It will educate you about what your legal duties are, will provide you with an understanding of fire, familiarise you with fire hazards and fire safety arrangements, and detail what your emergency evacuation procedures should entail. The information in the course will enable you to take responsibility for fire safety in your workplace and protect everyone’s wellbeing.

Who Should Take This Course?

This Fire Warden Training course is suitable for anyone who will be taking on the role of fire warden in their workplace. Anyone at any level can take it and no previous knowledge is required – it will cover both the basics and specifics of fire safety. It will educate you about what your duties are and how to fulfil them. Depending upon your workplace, your risk assessment may require you to supplement this course with practical training.


On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

This course is also approved by RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, as providing quality and content-approved training.

This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 3 years. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.


The course is divided into 6 accessible, interactive modules and also includes an assessment at the end:

  • Introduction to Fire Warden Training – why fire safety is important, fire safety law, how is the law enforced, employer duties, fire warden duties, how many fire wardens do businesses need, and how to prepare for your role.
  • Understanding Fire – the fire triangle, fire classes, and fire extinguishers.
  • Fire Risk Assessment – what is a risk assessment, identify the hazards, determine who might be harmed and how, decide what precautions you need, record your findings and implement controls, review and update your assessment, and daily and weekly assessments.
  • Fire Safety Arrangements – the fire plan, fire safety arrangements, housekeeping, fire detection and warning systems, emergency routes and exits, fire safety signs, and emergency lighting.
  • Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans – who may need a PEEP, how to prepare a PEEP, and what should a PEEP include.
  • Fire Evacuation Procedures – evacuation strategies, your role during evacuations, and fire drills.

Aims of the Course

By the end of this course, learners will understand:

  • Their role as a fire warden and their legal duties.
  • The different types of fires.
  • How fires may start and spread in a workplace.
  • The different types of fire extinguishers and their uses.
  • How to carry out a fire risk assessment.
  • Common causes of fires in the workplace.
  • Control measures to minimise the risk of fire.
  • Fire detection, fire warning, and fire equipment.
  • Requirements for fire plans.
  • What their specific role is during emergency evacuation procedures.
  • How to create Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans.
  • How to carry out fire drills.