Introduction to fire safety and fire warden duties (IFSM Accredited) – half-day course

This virtual training session is aimed at all staff who are tasked with specific duties in the event of fire such as fire wardens. This includes responsibility for implementing the company’s fire evacuation procedure or responsibility for developing or improving existing evacuation procedures.

Introduction to fire safety and fire warden duties (IFSM Accredited) – half-day course

The topics covered include:

  • Fire legislation – Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 & Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006 or Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (England & Wales)
  • Overview of fire risk assessment
  • Company fire safety procedures
  • Fire safety measures and systems
  • Causes of fire
  • The nature of fire and smoke
  • Human behaviour in fires
  • Classification of fires and types of fire extinguishers
  • Fire extinguisher inspection and emergency use
  • Fire warden duties
  • Fire drills
  • Fire hazard spotting
  • Evacuation systems
  • Creating a fire safety culture and ensuring the team understand their responsibilities.

This interactive session has plenty of time for discussion, questions and answer.

Who should attend?

This is essential for everyone who have specific responsibilities for fire safety and/or undertake a fire warden role.

Tony Bolder

Health and safety Tony Bolder

Tony Bolder has over 27 years’ experience (operational and safety roles) within the Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) and over 30 in the fire sector. As a previous operational support manager for Humberside Fire & Rescue Service, Tony was instrumental in developing operational readiness for over 300 firefighters including high rise incidents, chemical spills and road traffic collisions.

On leaving the fire service, Tony set up his own Fire Risk Management consultancy and, taking the same professional attitude into the private sector, he is now one of only around 60 UKAS third-party accredited life safety fire risk assessors listed on the FRACS register (and also the NAFRAR list) and one of only a handful of professionals who are also third-party accredited fire door inspectors, through both FDIS and NAFDI.

FDIS Certificated Inspectors are uniquely qualified to undertake fire door inspections, not only have they achieved a Diploma in Fire Doors, but they have also had their competence and knowledge independently assessed to become CertFDI certificated fire door inspectors. In addition, NAFDI Members ensure that all fire door inspections are carried out in accordance with all statutory requirements and hold industry recognised.

Tony is passionate about education, providing courses accredited by the Institute of Fire Safety Managers (IFSM) and is a national speaker on fire safety for a number of networks, a contributor to the BBC, Sky News and CNN International and he is often heard providing professional comments on LBC radio.