Fire Warden

Affiliation: PDO
Duration: 1 days

Course Aim:

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. 

Course Content:

  1. To understand what causes fires and why fires spread very fast
  2. What I can do to prevent fires or them spreading? 
  3. Fire prevention – housekeeping; flammables and hazardous materials storage and handling; contractors’ activities; common fire hazards; electrical safety; smoking controls; 
  4. 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. 
  5. Fire Evacuation – 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; 
  6. 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? 
  7. Identify fire types, common causes of fire in the workplace, and fire spread mechanisms.
  8. Provide awareness of how to react in the event of fire. 
  9. Recognize the markings of portable fire-fighting equipment and their meanings.
  10. Select and operate portable fire-fighting equipment on different fire types. 
  11. Provide opportunity

Course Objective

  • Fire protection 
  • Means of escape 
  • Fire defense 
  • Fire warden’s role 

Who Should Attend?

PDO & Contractor staff designated to carry out the role of a fire warden. 10% of the workforce 

Pre- Requisites

(ORT) HSE Orientation 


  1. Demonstrate during a tour of a building at a real or simulated workplace, what you would look for, and why, when checking if the fire protection and Means of Escape are intact and effective, in a zone you have been given responsibility for. 
  2. Demonstrate, during a tour of a real or simulated workplace, that you can identify 4 different types of fire hazard and can identify how to remove or reduce the risk of fire of at least 2 of those hazards. 
  3. Correctly identify at least one smoke control door and at least one fire-stop door during a tour of a real or simulated workplace, explain the differences between them and ordinary doors, and why their closed status needs to be maintained. 
  4. When given responsibility for one of the zones on a provided zone diagram of a simulated workplace, when the emergency alarm sounds, demonstrate that you can take the correct actions as a fire warden during and after the event. 
  5. Correctly name the three most common causes of workplace fires 6. When shown four different items of portable fire-fighting equipment, correctly identify what type of fire each is best suited to deal with, why and at least one limitation for use of each one