Fire Warden


Fire hazards pose a significant risk in the workplace. A lack of preparation for fire emergencies can be devastating and costly to both human life and property. The risk of fire is one of the greatest dangers in the workplace as unlike other safety concerns, it has the potential to kill or injure large numbers of people very quickly. This Fire Wardens eLearning course details the duties and responsibilities of a Fire Warden, how fires start and what to do in the event of a fire.

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, states that the employer or owner, as the ‘responsible’ person, has overall responsibility for fire safety in their premises. However, they may appoint ‘competent’ persons such as Fire Wardens to help ensure adequate fire safety procedures are used and adhered to.

Fire is one of the most devastating hazards in the workplace. Most fires are preventable. Those responsible for workplaces and public buildings can avoid fire by taking responsibility for the right behaviour and procedures.

This Fire Wardens eLearning course describes how fires start. By explaining the Fire Triangle, users will learn about the three elements (heat, oxygen and fuel) needed for a fire to start and spread. Fire spreads in three different ways: convection, conduction and radiation.

The course emphasises that Fire Wardens should be responsible individuals who are required to carry out suitable fire risk assessments. Users will also understand that risk assessments should identify all fire hazards and risks on the premises. These include potential sources of ignition and fuel and the people at risk.  In addition, warning and detection systems in place means of escape, and fire fighting equipment. Furthermore, Fire Wardens Assist in an orderly and prompt evacuation to assembly points during an emergency.

The role of Incidents Control Officers is explained in the course. These individuals take charge in an emergency situation. First aid representatives assist in the treatment of injuries or illness during an emergency whilst waiting for the Emergency Services to arrive. This course also explains that Fire safety management cannot be successful unless individuals have an understanding of how fires start, the common causes of fires and what to do during a fire emergency. All employees should have an understanding of fire safety.

Who is it for?

This Fire Warden eLearning course is designed to provide Fire Wardens with the knowledge of their duties and what actions to follow in the event of the fire.

Course outline

Main sections in this Fire Wardens online training:

  • Fire Warden Overview
  • Fire Prevention
  • Emergency Evacuation
  • Fire Fighting
  • Final Test


Course Objectives:

  • To detail the duties and responsibilities of a Fire Warden.
  • To describe how fires happen, the different causes of fires and the importance of fire prevention.
  • To outline the actions to take on discovering a fire and on hearing a fire alarm.
  • To show how to evacuate a building during a fire emergency.
  • To list the different types of fire extinguishers and the correct equipment to use for different situations.