The program designed to provide delegates with basic knowledge and understanding of fire protection, fire prevention and fire defense so that they may function effectively as a fire warden at any location.
By completion of the course the delegates must be aware of;
- Fire protection in buildings and on sites – its form and function, i.e. compartmentalisation, construction materials, surface treatments, fire-stopping and unseen voids; heat, smoke and fire spread mechanisms – effects of natural ventilation and AC systems.
- Fire prevention – house-keeping; flammables and hazardous materials storage and handling; contractors activities; common fire hazards; electrical safety; smoking controls;
- Means of Escape in case of fire – smoke and fire stop self-closing doors, wall, floor and ceiling surfaces, escape corridors and stairways, fire exit doors and signs, emergency lighting, assembly points, panic bars, key locks (and boxes), alarmed doors.
- Fire Defence – Emergency Response Plans; Automatic Heat/Fire/Smoke/Gas Detection systems, detector types, alarm panels, zone diagrams, fixed fire-fighting systems (sprinklers, total flooding, risers, hose-reels), portable fire-fighting equipment;
- Fire Warden’s role – Before a fire; during a fire; after a fire. Zone clearance; Assisting Evacuation, Leaving your zone; Reports to Lead Fire Warden. After the event – what next?