Fire Wardens eLearning course

This course can be completed using smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktops.

Course Information


A fire warden is a designated person allocated to help support the management of fire safety.

A fire warden, is a vital part of an organisation’s evacuation team and is responsible for ensuring that evacuation in an emergency is performed safely.

This certificate lasts for three years and is transferable.

Will the course benefit me?

The fire wardens role is an important one, ensuring the safety of workplace colleagues.

As a company or department fire warden you are an integral part of a company's safety team and a valuable asset.

This course is transferable and is proof that you have training as a fire warden.

How will the course benefit my company?

UK legislation requires every business to appoint fire wardens.

The number of fire wardens depends on a range of factors, but the overriding factor is that the fire warden must be able to check their allotted area and reach a place of safety within 2 ½ minutes of hearing an alarm.

What standards are referenced in the course?

This course is written to current HSE guidelines.

Is there an assessment?

At the end of the course, you will be asked questions to check your understanding. These are based on the learning objectives for the course. The pass mark is 80%.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognise the key elements of fire and fire safety provisions
  • Recognise the role and responsibilities of the fire warden
  • Identify the steps to take as a newly appointed fire warden
  • Distinguish between proactive and reactive duties
  • The responsibilities of a fire warden during a fire emergency
  • State the post-fire duties of the fire warden

System Requirements

Internet Access - Users will need a computer or device with a web browser and an internet connection. System - Runs on desktop computers and tablets. Microsoft Windows 7, 8 and 10 and MAC OS. Apple Tablets running IOS 11. Browser - Runs on Edge, IE11, Chrome, Firefox and Safari, no plug-ins required Minimum browser size - 1024x672 Audio – Requires speaker or headphones. Notes - Suitable for smartphones.


IHF is an award-winning Human Factors company, chartered by the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (IEHF), with a focus on Human Systems Integration, Training and Incident Investigation. IHF certify this Fire Wardens course and on successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a certificate.