Fire Warden and Evacuation Planning

About the Course

There is a legal requirement on employers to prepare an emergency plan that outlines how the workplace will be evacuated in the event of a fire outbreak.

Section 11(1) (c) of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 states that the employer is required to: “designate employees to implement the plans, procedures and measures concerning fire and emergency. These designated employees are commonly called fire wardens or fire officers”

This course informs fire wardens of their responsibilities in running an effective and safe fire drill. It also details the steps involved in developing an emergency plan for the workplace, in the event that one does not currently exist.

Optional additions to training: A practical demonstration of fire extinguishers can be incorporated into this course by prior arrangement with CILT. Fire extinguishers can either be supplied by the company or hired through CILT at an extra fee of €195. Please note that the use of fire extinguishers during this training requires a wide-open space where a practical demonstration can take place safely.
Duration 1 day
Dates TBC



Skillnet courses are eligible for funding which will reduce this price. The size of allowance is dependent on your training needs analysis.

For more information contact:

Course Content

  • Theory of fire and fire extinction
  • Chemistry of fire
  • Practical demonstrations of fire hazards
  • Spread of fire
  • Smoke behaviour
  • Classification of fires
  • Basic fire prevention
  • Evacuation procedures
  • How to make evacuation realistic

Benefits of Fire Warden and Evacuation Planning

On completion participants will be able to:

  • List their duties as fire wardens
  • Identify fire hazards in the workplace
  • Use portable fire extinguishers effectively
  • Manage and control evacuations
  • Describe the chemistry of fire
  • Monitor fire controls
  • Assist in the management of evacuation procedures/drills


CILT fire warden certificate

CILT Skillnet is funded by member companies and the Training Networks Programme, an initiative of Skillnets Ltd. funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills