Course

(FW) Fire Warden

Duration

5 hours

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

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;

  1. 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.
  2. Fire prevention – house-keeping; flammables and hazardous materials storage and handling; contractors activities; common fire hazards; electrical safety; smoking controls;
  3. 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.
  4. 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;
  5. 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?

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

PDO & Contractor staff designated to carry out the role of a fire warden.

PROGRAMME CONTENTS

  1. Fire protection
  2. Means of escape
  3. Fire defence
  4. fire warden’s role

ACCREDITATION

PDO Petroleum Development Oman