Fire Marshal – AM Training Specialists

Course Overview:

Run by AM Training Specialists, this course covers the duties and responsibilities of the designated Fire Marshal. Additionally, it provides the opportunity to learn about the build-up of fire, the different types of fire extinguisher and how to use them correctly. Due to the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, employers have a legal obligation to appoint a suitable number of Fire Marshals and make sure certain procedures are in place.

Who should attend?

Fire Marshal training is suitable for those responsible for overseeing fire safety. This encompasses designated fire marshals as well as anyone who needs to know how to use a fire extinguisher.

Aims and objectives of the course:

This fire marshal course will provide delegates with a number of outlooks. For instance, this will include a comprehensive review of theoretical and practical understanding of the typical functions of a fire marshal. This course will additionally give delegates an understanding of how fires start and propagate within buildings. Furthermore, delegates will also be instructed on the tools to assist with the development and implementation of emergency evacuation arrangements. This is all within the context of a workplace.

At the end of the course delegates will be trained to:

  • Understand the role of the Fire Marshal / Warden
  • Understand the importance of regular fire drills
  • Explain how fire and smoke spread within buildings
  • Awareness of all fire safety measures in the workplace
  • Understanding of their actions in the event of fire and operation of the fire alarm
  • Confidence in identifying and operating the correct firefighting equipment
  • Explain common causes of fire in the workplace
  • Assist the company in simulated and live emergency evacuation situations
  • An understanding of human behaviour in fire
  • Understanding the threat of arson

Course Content:

  • Fire Statistics
  • Fire Legislation
  • Action in the event of fire
  • Operation and types of fire alarms
  • Action upon hearing the fire alarm
  • Means of escape
  • General fire precautions
  • Smoke Travel
  • Human behaviour in fire situations
  • Identifying fire hazards
  • Arson prevention
  • Liason with the emergency services
  • Triangle of fire
  • Classes of fire
  • Operation of fire extinguishers
  • Methods of extinguishing a fire
    Identification of fire extinguishers


This course requires a training area/room with the facilities to comfortably accommodate the maximum number of delegates. The delegates will require a table and equipment to make notes. Additionally, the instructor needs power and a place to show a presentation.

Requirements for Closed Course Booking:

Fire Marshal training is suitable for those who are responsible for overseeing fire safety. Therefore, potential delegates would include designated fire marshals and anyone who needs to know how to use a fire extinguisher.



Throughout the course there is a constant assessment by the instructor who will ask questions about what he has covered in the course, some may be theoretical and some may be practical. At the end of the course there is a 30 question, multiple choice paper to be completed by all delegates. A pass mark of 72% is set for all delegates. Once these papers are marked and delegates passed then they will proceed to a 10-minute practical assessment.


All delegates that succeed with the course will receive an A4 certificate of attendance this will be valid for 3 years.