Health, Safety and Wellbeing

Fire Warden Training

Fire Warden Training

The duty of the Fire Warden is one of the most important positions needed when an evacuation needs to take place.

Fire Wardens provide an invaluable link in the University's fire safety emergency response procedures

  • Checking areas in buildings to ensure that no-one remains in the building;

  • Acting as a source of information to advise others responding to the emergency about.

 Possible causes of the fire alarm actuations:

  • Areas where people have failed to evacuate the building;

  • Possible presence of disabled or mobility-impaired persons requiring emergency assistance. 

What Will Be Covered
  • —Fire theory

  • —How fire behaves & interacts with buildings

  • —Human behaviour

  • —The Role of the Fire Warden

  • —How to fulfil your duties

  • —The fire marshal

  • —Issues & challenges

Key Learning Points

The Role of the Fire Warden and how to evacuate people from a building

  • Co-Ordination with Fire Marshals

  • Understanding Assembly Points

  • Understanding Fire Control Points

Who Would Benefit

 Anyone wishing to either learn more about Fire Safety and Evacuation and how to provide support to your colleagues


3 hours

Additional Information


Feedback Received

"Instructor was great, very informative and knowledgable, all questions answered "


"Very informative, Clearly presented and easy pace to understand"


"Videos used were very interesting and kept concentration to a good level. Maybe do a quiz?"


"Great Videos, Good Trainer - Very knowledgable and diligent"


"Very educational and comprehensive. Have been a warden for some years and found this refresher very useful"


"Good choice of videos, clear information, ideas of how to improve"


"Everyone on campus should have basic fire safety training - induction and students induction week. Show everyone videos"


"This worked for me. The combination of slides, videos and explanations worked well to maintain interest."


University Staff: To book on to this course please follow the link and complete the form -

  • Move the cursor over the Personal tab

  • Select Staff Development from the drop down menu

  • Under Page Options select Staff Development Course Listings and Bookings Facility

  • From the menu that appears, select Health and Safety

  • From the drop down menu select the relevant subject

  • Click on the appropriate course

  • A staff development booking form will appear. Click on the booking request tab

  • The tab will change to read requested and the date the request was sent

  • Confirmation of your request will be sent by email shortly before the course

SEF Staff: Please contact the QSHE Team at

Cancellation Terms
  • All courses are run subject to demand and may be cancelled should attendance numbers not be sufficient. In this event, all courses will be re-arranged for a future date and re-advertised. All listed attendees will be contacted with due notice to prevent inconvenience and advised of the new date.


  • Should a situation arise where you need to cancel a space on a course at short notice, please be aware the fee of the space may be charged if a replacement employee cannot be found. Short notice is classed as within 3 working days of the course start date.