What does a Fire Safety Manager do?

26th May 2022

Fire safety training is a key consideration for all businesses. Organisations are legally required to ensure that their workplace complies with the latest building regulations and health and safety standards, failure to do so can result in disastrous consequences. In this blog post we will discuss the role of a fire safety manager.

As stated in the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 for England and Wales/Fire (Scotland) Act 2005/Northern Ireland Fire Safety Regulations 2010, businesses must nominate a responsible individual to carry out a fire risk assessment, create a fire emergency plan and implement and maintain a fire risk management system. 

A fire safety manager is an appointed individual within an organisation who is responsible for safeguarding people’s lives by planning and implementing correct fire safety preventative measures. 

Some of the key duties of a Fire Safety Manager include:

  • - Ensuring a fire risk assessment is carried out 
  • - Ensuring the production of fire safety reports
  • - Ensuring the implementation an effective fire safety management structure
  • - Identify hazards and any fire safety management deficiencies
  • - Ensure the compilation and management of fire emergency plans
  • - Maintain fire records, documentation and fire emergency plans
  • - Advise on improvements to control measures in reducing the risk of fire
  • - Interpret fire safety legislation and its requirements.

Our course

Our prestigious Fire Manager course combines the Fire Risk Assessor Course (5 day) and the Managing Fire Safety Course (4 day) to provide comprehensive, in-depth and practical training on all aspects of fire safety. Consisting of 2 modules with a variety of multi-media presentations, working on plan drawings and practical exercises, this course is held on a public or in-house basis for up to 12 delegates. 

Fire safety managers are also responsible for carrying out routine checks, inspections, tests and monitoring the maintenance of equipment that could cause fires (for instance, heat generating equipment) within an organisation. Some of the other various tasks required of a fire safety manager to seek to prevent a fire occurring include:

  • - Monitoring the behaviour of occupants
  • - Monitoring any policy on smoking
  • - Minimising hazards of combustible contents, furnishings and surface finishes 
  • - Minimising hazards of materials, components and elements of construction 
  • - Establishing purchasing standards for furniture, furnishings and fittings 
  • - Seeking to avoid conditions leading to gas and dust explosion hazards
  • - Training and education
  • - Routine checks, inspections, tests and monitoring the maintenance of equipment that could cause fires (for instance, heat generating equipment), chafing of cables, self-heating and fuel supplies.

If you’re considering securing your place, our fire manager course is suitable for facilities managers, risk managers, surveyors, consultants and those looking for a professional, national recognised fire safety management qualification. Additionally, those with minimal or good working knowledge of fire safety will benefit from this training. Click here to find out more about our Fire Manager course.

To book your place on one of our upcoming courses click here or alternatively if you have any queries please contact our friendly team on 01925 211488.