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Fire Warden Guidance

Summary - Fire Safety Work Instruction F005
INTRODUCTION

Regulator Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (RRO 2005) requires the University of Warwick to have a strategy to evacuate all occupants within a building. This will be achieved by the use of Fire wardens within the departments.

RESPONSIBILITES
WHAT IS THE ROLE OF THE HEAD OF DEPARTMENT?

As the nominated ‘Responsible Person’ the Head of Department (HoD) will ensure a suitable and sufficient provision is in place to manage a fire evacuation process. This will be achieved through the use of nominated fire wardens. The HoD will ensure a fire warden coordinator is nominated to coordinate and implement this guidance.

WHAT IS A FIRE WARDEN COORDINATOR?

The fire warden coordinator is to liaise with the fire warden volunteers across the building and support their development within the role. The coordinator will also implement a termly ‘Toolbox Talk’ to discuss any issues which may affect an evacuation, such as building works. The ‘Toolbox Talk’ will also give the fire wardens an opportunity to meet each other.

WHAT IS A FIRE WARDEN?

A fire warden is a designated person within a department who is allocated responsibilities to help support the ongoing management of fire safety, by contributing to the safety of people in the event of a fire evacuation.

FIRE WARDEN TRAINING

Initially and then every 3 years all fire wardens will need to complete the following online Moodle training package:

Fire Warden Training.

On completion of the online training package, the department fire warden coordinator will carry out a local fire warden procedures induction on the specifics of the building.

Any further information or support can be obtained from the fire warden guidance document and finally via the University Fire Safety Advisor

Fire Warden Training is located on the Moodle Virtual Learning Environment – Search Fire Warden