Fire Marshals

Course overview and learning outcomes

This course is designed for any delegate who may be required to take action in the event of fire, and to help management meet their responsibilities under the Regulatory Reform Order. The core skills required will be developed through a combination of theory practice, and will utilise portable firefighting equipment on live fires in a controlled and safe environment.

Learning Outcomes
After successful completion of the course, delegates will: 

  • Have a greater awareness of fire and its associated dangers
  • Understand the generic requirements of a Fire Marshal
  • Have the skills to initiate emergency procedures and promote a positive response from others
  • Be able to identify fire safety hazards and risks in the workplace and report deficiencies
  • Be able to ensure the availability of fire safety resources and equipment
  • Know how to organise emergency evacuations and fire drills in the workplace and report on their effectiveness
  • Have the knowledge to select the correct firefighting equipment relative to its contents, capacity and limitations and operate it safely in the event of fire

Who should attend and key benefits

This course is designed for members of staff who have been nominated to carry out the duties of Fire Marshal/Fire Warden in the workplace, e.g. a business; commercial premises; healthcare, educational, entertainment premises etc.

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires employers to nominate, where necessary, a sufficient number of employees to carry out specific duties in case of fire. The duties may include organising evacuations, assisting with fire drills and the use of portable fire fighting equipment. Nominated persons must be trained to perform their duties competently and safely. The FSC Fire Marshal course is delivered in line with the National Occupational Standards for Fire Safety and will provide your members of staff with the relevant skills and knowledge to meet the regulatory requirements.

How is the course assessed and accredited?

The course is assessed by a combination of direct observation by the course director and a short multiple choice questionnaire. Delegates will receive a Fire Service College Certificate of Attendance.

The course is underpinned by the following National Occupational Standards FSA 1, FSA 2 & FSA 3 Delegates can develop further by attending the Fire Management and Fire Risk Assessment courses.


Looking to train a group of employees? We are able to run this course at a location of your choice such as your premises or a local venue. To find out more, contact the business development team using our enquiry form.

Dates and prices

For further information or to make a booking on this course please contact the Business Development Team on 01608 812984 or email

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