Fire Marshal for Care Homes

A designated fire marshal at care homes is certainly important with regard to fire safety. And for these reasons, places of work need to have a certain number of trained Fire Marshals on duty. The most important aspect of your role, however, involves being prepared for an actual fire. Because sometimes, despite how carefully we lay our plans, fire happens. For this reason, fire marshal’s duty is to make sure that all fire safety and evacuation measures and procedures are in place and effective. Thus, the main outcome of this course is to provide you with knowledge to carry out the functions of a fire marshal for care homes. In summary, course includes; fire procedures, safe evacuations as well as specific fire marshal duties and responsibilities. 

Course content is also approved by RoSPA

Who Should Take This Fire Marshal Training Course?

Fire Marshal training is probably the most important part of the recommended fire safety strategy in the workplace. In fact, however, it is also a legal need. The Fire Marshal Training Course is a certificated course for people who have a key role with the management of fire safety within a care home. Thus, we assist them in identifying and reducing the risk that fire presence in the workplace and also understanding their duties. This course covers both emergency and also non-emergency issues of this highly important role. On the other hand, by knowing how to uphold fire safety best practices, you can take appropriate action to help ensure that nobody comes to harm.

This course explains, in brief, why fires occur and what actions you must take to help prevent them starting. As well as the actions you must take when they do. Without any doubt, training will reduce the risk of fires actually breaking out and therefore eventually, save many lives.

In this case, as a result of this course you will be making much safer environment and therefore also appreciate the fact that you can apply what you have learned at home.

Please note, this Fire Marshal for Care Homes course also contains all of the content from the Basic Fire Awareness and Fire

Extinguisher courses and is a variation on the Fire Marshal course that contains information that is specific to employees of nursing and residential care homes.

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Fire Marshal for Care Homes Modules:

The course is divided into modules and also includes an assessment after that.

MODULE 1- Chemical composition of fire

  • The Fire Triangle
  • The 4 Ways Fire Can Spread and
  • How Smoke Spreads

MODULE 2 – Causes of fire

  • Introduction to the Common Causes of Fire
  • Electricity
  • Smoking and
  • Safety in the Workplace

MODULE 3 – Basic safety features employed within buildings

  • Introduction to Safety Features
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Exit Signs
  • Emergency Lighting and
  • Fire Doors

MODULE 4 – Safety features employed within buildings

  • Introduction to Fire Extinguishers
  • Water
  • CO2
  • Foam
  • Dry Powder and
  • Wet Chemical

MODULE 5 – What to do in a fire situation

  • What to do in the Case of Fire
  • If you Discover a Fire and
  • Evacuation

MODULE 6 – Fire safety statistics

  • Introduction to Fire Statistics and
  • Getting things into Perspective

MODULE 7 – England and Wales fire safety legislation

  • Introduction to Current Legislation
  • How Legislation Applies
  • Precautions to Take
  • Fire Risk Assessment and
  • Implementing the Risk assessment

MODULE 8 – Fire safety and risk assessments

  • Introduction to Fire Risk Assessment
  • The Purpose of Fire Risk Assessment
  • What the Risk Assessment Covers

MODULE 9 – Fire Safety – preventative measures

  • Introduction to Preventative Measures
  • Electrical Equipment
  • Smoking in the Workplace and
  • Housekeeping

MODULE 10 – Safety features employed within buildings

  • Introduction to Safety Features
  • Fire Exits
  • Emergency Evacuation Plans
  • Fire Alarm Systems
  • Sounding the Alarm
  • Signs
  • Fire Fighting Equipment
  • Emergency Lighting and
  • Fire Action Notices

MODULE 11 – Duties and role of a Fire Marshal

  • Introduction to the Role of the Fire Marshal and
  • Extra Precautions

MODULE 12 – What action to take on discovering a fire

  • What to do as a Fire Marshal if you Discover a Fire and
  • Personal Emergency Escape Plans (peeps)

MODULE 13 – Completing fire drills and evacuating the building

  • Fire Drills

MODULE 14 – The types of fire appliances

  • Introduction to Fire Equipment and
  • Types of Fire Extinguishers

MODULE 15 – What action before engaging a fire

  • Introduction to Pre-Engagement Actions

MODULE 16 – How to handle a fire extinguisher


  • Water Fire Extinguisher
  • Foam Extinguisher
  • CO2 Extinguisher
  • Dry Powder Extinguisher
  • Wet Chemical Extinguisher
  • Fire Blanket and
  • Fire Extinguisher Simulations

The fire marshal training course is:

  • Course content approved by RoSPA
  • High Quality Interactive courses with Audio
  • Ensures compliance with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. As well the Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006 and Fire Safety Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010.
  • Simple to use on smart phone, mobile, laptop or desktop
  • Fully Online with instant access and no time limits
  • Approximate completion time is 4 hrs
  • Certificated course

Additionally, at the end of the course learners will also take an online multiple choice assessment test with a pass mark of 70%. This online multiple choice questions are marked simultaneously so you will instantly know whether you have passed the course. However, If you don’t pass, don’t worry! In that case, you can take the test as many times as you need at no extra cost to you. In the meantime, we are providing customer service and technical support as well.

Fire Safety Online / distance courses (no attendance)

You have 7 days to be able to cancel online/distance bookings on this fire extinguisher course. In fact, this also includes any of our other online training courses made through Pennine Training Services.

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