Due to the cessation of face-to-face teaching on QMUL campuses, some changes have been made to the current provision. Check the Venue column for information. Sessions will either proceed online at their scheduled times or will be POSTPONED with further notice. Please check your email as you will likely have received notice, or contact your tutor for more information | Introduction of new booking system

Course Detail

HS016 - Fire Marshal Training

This course is designed for QMUL staff to act in the role of Fire Marshals. The course will teach candidates about the causes and effects of fire and how it spreads. Fire Marshals are expected to act as eyes and ears within their workplace by identifying potential fire hazards, carrying out weekly checks, reporting defects and assisting in the evacuation of occupied buildings. The course is theoretical and practical with training given in the selection and application of portable fire-fighting equipment.
Duration: 10:00- 14:00 (Candidates can bring packed lunch with them if required).

Certification: A short quiz with a 70% pass mark required and practical fire training. A certificate valid for two years is provided.

Suitability: For Nominated Persons who have completed the mandatory Fire Safety Awareness course available on QM Plus and are permanently based within a building, to assist in the evacuation of relevant persons from their area in the event of a fire alarm activation, identify fire hazards and deficiencies in fire safety measures and take appropriate action.

Requalification / Refresher: Fire Marshal Refresher Training must be repeated every 2 yrs this is an e-learning package located in the Fire Safety Module on QMPlus.


By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Fire Statistics • Fire Science • Human Behaviour • Emergency Procedures
  • Practical Fire Training / Hazard Spotting
  • Fire Marshal Roles and Responsibilities

Provided by: Health and Safety


Date: Thursday 23 July 2020

Venue: Scape 3.01, Scape, Mile End

Time: 10:00 - 15:00


  • Mr K Vagg
  • Mr R Wheatley
Should you need to cancel your place on the course for any reason, please ensure that you do this via the CPD booking system. Please check the non-attendance policy and possible penalties for non-attendance at http://www.hsd.qmul.ac.uk/training/
External organisations: This course is open to external organisations. Please note that our courses are geared towards QMUL arrangements and there is normally a fee chargeable. Please complete the training request form available here http://www.hsd.qmul.ac.uk/training/ and email it to hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk.

Further Information: If you require any further details please contact the Health & Safety Directorate at hs-helpdesk@qmul.ac.uk