An Introduction to Fire Warden Training

If you’ve been assigned at your job to be the fire warden for your department, then you know that this is a major responsibility.  Attending a Fire Warden Training Course will give you the knowledge and experience you’ll need in order to get those in your building to safety should a fire break out. The training will familiarise you with the appropriate escape routes, the use of fire extinguishers, and first aid. They’ll also teach you how to identify fire risks in your workplace, understand how a fire can occur, and how smoke spreads.

Fire wardens are responsible for executing an escape plan successfully. Evacuation exercises provide you with realistic simulations to prepare you for a potential threat. This is a great advantage because you’ll be graded on how you react. Based on that grading, you’ll be told what you need to improve upon so that if a fire does occur, you’ll be ready. They can even show you how to inspect fire equipment such as fire alarms, smoke detectors, and emergency lighting in your building.

A training program can provide you with the education of using life saving devices such as a breathing apparatus, which you can use not just on yourself, but on other co-workers as well. First Aid training can mean the difference between life and death. A fire warden should know how to perform CPR should someone succumb to the effects of smoke inhalation. The training will also demonstrate how a defibrillator is used in case the patient’s heart stops. A fire warden should be able to treat an open wound, broken bone, through the use of a splint, or head injury until medical help arrives.

In the event of a fire, it’s possible that you or someone else may become trapped in a confined space. Emergency training can give you the skills to handle working in a tight space like a stairwell while you work to lead others out of a dangerous situation.

Ensuring that the fire codes of the building are enforced is important to prevent a disaster. Fire exits let people know where to go to get to safety, even if the hallways are full of smoke. Therefore, it’s important that fire exit signs be able to operate during a power failure. The fire extinguishers should be in areas that are accessible, and as a fire warden, you must be aware of their location.

Also, keep in mind that while your co-workers may be aware of escape routes thanks to company fire drills, visitors are not. In this case, post the designated escape route on the walls of the building so that non-employees can find their way out should they become separated from the rest of the group.

No matter how many drills are conducted, a fire will cause widespread panic. It’s up to a fire warden to be the voice of order in a sea of chaos in order to lead their co-workers out of the building. This level of preparedness is crucial to the survival of not just the staff, but those visiting as well. If safety procedures aren’t followed, the chances of injury and death increase.

I have used AF&S to arrange both onsite and offsite training. They have been a pleasure to deal with administratively and we have received positive feedback from staff regarding the training provided.

“The group very much enjoyed the professional, efficient and hands on training with Australasian Fire and Safety.”

1 hour Extinguisher training course. Nov 2017

Jeff most liked:

Involvement of all in attendance. Presentation was excellent.

Steve is an excellent trainer. Strongly recommended.

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Julie most liked:

The course was delivered well with good interaction from group and trainer. Trainer had a friendly manner.

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Ray most liked:

Very clear and direct – good examples and easy to relate. Keep it up!

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Kristin most liked:

easy to follow – not too many words on presentation. Very engaging.

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This was a VERY informational course which I would HIGHLY recommend to others, for home or work use

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Australasian Fire & Safety are a very professional company and I have nothing but good things to say about them. All the staff are helpful and pleasant to deal with and always respond to queries in a very timely manner. I would recommend Australasian Fire & Safety to anyone looking to complete their training.

We have used Australasian Fire & Safety as our provider for fire warden training over the last 4 years. They have provided excellent training presenters, facilities and course content. Steve and his staff provide a great service and we will continue work with them for all our future needs would recommend them to anyone needing fire & safety training.

The Australasian Fire & Safety team has provided training to our organisation for many years. The training sessions are perfect overviews of the necessary detail required for our business needs. The sessions are extremely well structured, planned and focused with the instructor also managing to enlighten us with some humour which made the session interesting and understandable. I definitely feel confident in offering their service to clients.

Steve and his team are always a reliable source of information and AF&S is our preferred fire and safety training provider. Having conducted training for our student leadership team for the past few years I would highly recommend them. They are willing to go beyond usual training requirements, and tailor their services to our unique needs.

“Australasian Fire & Safety provide fire training for our new shift managers. They are very friendly and a pleasure to deal with. The sessions are well structured, informative, practical and engaging”