Fire Warden Online Training

  • Explains how the duties and responsibilities of a Fire Warden fit into the overall process of fire safety management and fire risk assessment.
  • Describes how fires start and spread in order to identify and act on fire hazards, in order to prevent fires.
  • Details the actions a fire warden should take on discovering a fire and on hearing a fire alarm.
  • Highlights the use of Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEPs) and the appointment of buddies to assist people with additional needs during an evacuation.


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Overall fire safety is the responsibility of employers and property owners, as specified in the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. The Order enables the responsible person to appoint competent, named people to assist in the implementation of fire safety procedures. This can include people referred to as fire wardens or fire marshals.  This course uses the term “fire warden” but your administrator can edit this to the term used in your organisation.

The Fire Warden online training covers not just what to do in an emergency, but explains the role of fire wardens in spotting and dealing with fire hazards under normal circumstances, to make a fire less likely, and to ensure that in the event of a fire, exit routes are kept clear.

The online Fire Warden course explains how a fire starts (using the fire triangle), how it develops, and how it can be extinguished. Questions and interactive exercises, such as matching tasks, are used to prompt the user to think about how to apply the lessons learnt in the course.

As with all our courses, this EssentialSkillz online Fire Warden training can be customised to meet your needs, enabling your workforce to understand the specific policies and procedures you have developed for your organisation, including fire evacuation policies. A designated course administrator can edit the text and images within the course, and link to organisation-specific documentation, all at no extra cost.

Course Objectives

  • To detail the duties and responsibilities of a Fire Warden.
  • To describe how fires start and spread and the importance of fire prevention.
  • To outline the actions to take on discovering a fire and on hearing a fire alarm.

Course Details


On successful completion of the test users can download and print a certificate.

The course is RoSPA approved



Users are required to take a final test consisting of 10 default questions. The default pass mark is 70%

The course administrator within your organisation can:

  • Change the pass mark
  • Implement the random test question feature which selects 10 questions from a bank of 20.
  • Can specify that more than 10 questions must be answered (up to the full bank of 20 questions)

Target Audience

The course is suitable for fire wardens, as an introduction to their role when supplemented with a face-to-face induction to local arrangements, or as an annual refresher when local arrangements have been covered by initial training, and a twice-yearly drill is used to assess ongoing competence.

Where the course is used as a refresher the fire prevention module (lesson 3) can be skipped if the learner is able to answer five out of six questions correctly.  This is intended to motivate learners, by not re-covering material they are already familiar with. Course administrators can decide to remove the option to skip this module.

Although the basic principles of fire extinguisher use are explained, an online course should not be regarded as sufficient proof of competence to use an extinguisher.  The emphasis of the course is on preventing fires and maintaining escape routes, and in the event of a fire, rapidly clearing the location. If an organisation’s fire risk assessment recommends that staff are trained in the use of fire extinguishers, this course should be supplemented with hands on practical training.

The course is not a guide to those responsible for maintaining fire safety systems, for example, facilities departments in charge of testing and maintaining emergency lighting, fire alarm systems and extinguishers.

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