Will I be provided with fire safety training at the College?
Yes, all College staff are required to complete periodic basic fire safety training covering a wide range of fire safety information. Further information on fire safety training is provided at the following link: Fire Safety Training
Who provides this fire safety training?
This is provided via an e-learning package hosted in Moodle, which staff are able to work through at their own workstation.
Does the College have designated Fire Marshals?
Yes, an essential part of the College’s Fire Safety arrangements is the effective management of the evacuation of buildings, in the event of fire or fire alarm. Fire Marshals play a key role in these evacuations, along with other minor aspects of fire safety.
Are designated Fire Marshals provided with training to undertake this role?
Yes, Fire Marshals receive a level of fire safety awareness training above that described above. Fire Marshal training is provided by the College Fire Safety Officer.
The training course is a 2½ hour session and delegates are introduced to:
Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 – Responsible person
Fire safety features of a building
Actions to be taken by a Fire Marshal in the event of the fire alarm sounding
Basic fire science – triangle of fire
Correct selection and use of the portable Fire Extinguishers found in College buildings
The day-to-day role of a Fire Marshal.
The practical handling of fire extinguishers will enable Fire Marshals to become designated, first response users.
You can find out who the fire marshals are in your building by clicking on the following link: List of Fire Marshals