Fire Marshal Certificate

The Fire Marshal/Warden Certificate allows the holder to legally conduct the duties of a Fire Marshal/Warden in a workplace within the United Kingdom.


Fire Marshal Certificate

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What is the Fire Marshal Certificate?

The Fire Marshal Certificate, also known as The Fire Warden Certificate, demonstrates that you have completed specialist fire training and are able to contribute to the overall fire safety in your workplace. 


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Certified Fire Marshals and Fire Wardens are responsible for identifying fire hazards in the workplace to minimize risk, as well to ensure that emergency procedures, like evacuations and drills, are appropriately conducted.

The Fire Marshal Certificate is valid for three years and is issued by your specialist fire safety training provider.


Do I need a Fire Marshal Certificate?

The Fire Marshal Certificate is for you if you have been appointed (or would like to be appointed) as a Fire Marshal or Fire Warden in your workplace.

As a Fire Marshal with the necessary training, you will be expected to have essential Fire Safety knowledge that will make your work place safer. You will also get involved in key emergency procedures.

The Fire Marshall Certificate also adds good experience to your CV increasing your employability.


Employer Note: As per the Fire Safety Order 2005, it is a legal requirement to ensure sufficient preparations have been put in place to handle safe evacuations in the event of a fire. This is usually in the form of a Certified Fire Warden. 




To be eligible for the Fire Marshal Certificate, you need to be over 16 years old and have completed the half-day Fire Marshal Training.

Those who attend the course and obtain the certificate tend to be the appointed Fire Marshals at their workplace.


Note: Being appointed as the Fire Marshal or Fire Warden in your workplace is a huge responsibility that must be taken seriously.



How to get the Fire Marshal Certificate

To obtain a Fire Marshal Certificate, you will first need to complete the required training course. The Certificate will be awarded on the successful completion of the course.

Complete the Fire Marshal Training Course

The training course runs for half a day and you will be assessed on your learning through class participation and, in some cases, a simple multiple-choice exam. 



Fire Marshal Training Course

To get the Fire Marshal or Fire Warden Certificate, you will need to complete the Fire Marshal Training Course is between half a day to a full-day.

Candidates taking the course must be 16+ and have basic knowledge about fire safety and fire extinguishers.

All training complies with Fire Safety Order 2005, which outlines crucial fire safety responsibilities. Some of the units of the training course include:


  Fire safety legislation

  Typical day to day causes of fire

  How to prevent fires

  The chemistry of fire

  How to contact the fire brigade and fire service

  Evacuation procedure in case of a fire

  Fire safety precautions

  How to mark exit routes

  What to look for in an assembly point

  Action on discovering a fire

  Fire drills and evacuation 

  How to perform a roll call

  Using fire extinguishers

  How to break glass

  The role of Fire Marshals

  Combustible materials to watch out for


Note: Assessment for the Fire Marshal Training Course varies. Some training providers choose to assess through multiple choice exams. Others only rely on continuous assessment through class participation.



Cost of the Fire Marshal Certificate

The Fire Marshal (or Fire Warden) Certificate comes as part of the Fire Marshal Training Course. This means that there is no additional cost to obtain the certificate, as the price is already factored into the training cost.



Certificate Renewal

The Fire Marshal Certificate is only valid for three years. After this period, you can either take another Fire Marshal Training Course or a shorter refresher course. You will receive a new certificate at this point. 


In most businesses, there is no difference between Fire Marshals and Fire Wardens, and the terms tend to be used interchangeably. However, at larger companies or in high-risk environments (like workshops), the roles of a Fire Marshal and Fire Warden are more clearly defined. In such cases, a Fire Marshal is responsible for conducting risk assessments and minimizing fire risk in the workplace. A Fire Warden, on the other hand, is responsible for the smooth running of emergency procedures, like evacuations.
To become a certified fire marshal or fire warden, you need to attend the half-day fire marshal training course, as well as passing the simple multiple-choice assessment. You will receive your fire marshal certificate upon completing the course.
It does not cost anything additional to receive your fire marshal certificate as it is awarded after your training course.
To renew your Fire Marshal Certificate, you will either need to take another training course or complete the shorter refresher training.
To be eligible for a Fire Marshal (or Fire Warden) Certificate, you need to be at least 16 years old and have completed the necessary training.  
Fire Marshal Training covers a range of topics designed to help you understand the extent and importance of your role as Fire Marshal/Fire Warden, as well as to teach you how to keep your workplace safe. Some of the content includes Fire safety legislation, common causes of fire, precautions, and procedures. The training only takes half a day. 
To satisfy legislation, you need to receive formal Fire Marshal Training. It will also ensure that you are aware of the extent of your duties as a Fire Marshal.
The number of Fire Marshals or Fire Wardens you are required to have, as specified by the Fire Safety Order 2005, depends on the risk factor of your business and the number of employees that you have. When calculating, factors like time required to search an area, the number of staff per floor, and how many members of the public are present should all be accounted for. A common practice is to have a minimum of 1 per level. Don't forget to factor in holidays and sick leave, which means you will need to double this number.
The Fire Marshal Training Course is assessed during the class and has a multiple-choice assessment, which can vary between training providers. As long as you follow what is being taught and can demonstrate what you have learned, you will be fine.
Fire Training can be completed using e-learning. Although this is not ideal for Fire Marshals, as you are limited when asking questions or practicing procedures. However, if you are seeking to promote Fire Safety Awareness to a large number of staff, e-learning could be a simple solution.
Fire Training is beneficial to employers and shows that you have taken responsibility at a previous workplace.
The Fire Safety Order 2005 states that it is the employer's responsibility to provide sufficient Fire Safety to their staff in the form of trained individuals, access to fire extinguishers, fire detection systems, and a safe environment with a thoroughly conducted risk assessment. The Fire Safety Order 2005 also instructs that every business must have a designated responsible person. This individual performs fire risk assessments, plans for emergencies, and communicates procedures to others.
A Fire Risk Assessment examines the level of fire risk in your building and records any action that will be taken to minimize this risk. It is a legal requirement to conduct and regularly update.
Professional Fire Risk Assessors can be brought in to conduct a thorough Fire Risk Assessment. Although not recommended, a Fire Risk Assessment can also be carried out by a designated member of staff. It is essential to ensure they can satisfy all the criteria to avoid severe fines. It is also worth remembering that your Fire Risk Assessment is a crucial part of how you keep your staff safe and should be conducted as thoroughly as possible.

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