Fire Safety Unit

Fire Safety Management

This course is specifically intended for fire coordinators and fire stewards, however, it may be of interest to colleagues who have a managerial role.

To ensure the fire safety provision within university buildings are managed appropriately, Fire Stewards and Fire Coordinators are appointed. The appointments require to be undertaken by the Heads of School with at least one coordinator and assistant for every building and at least two fire stewards for each floor. Where buildings are more complex, consideration should be given to increasing the availability of Fire Stewards and Assistant Fire Coordinators as necessary.

Fire Safety Management training will be provided on a regular basis and all Fire Coordinators and Fire Stewards are required to attend as soon as practicable after appointment and at regular intervals thereafter not extending beyond 3 years.

The training provided will cover the following areas;

  • Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 and other relevant fire safety guidance
  • Communications including temporary waiting spaces
  • Management of fire warning systems
  • Evacuation procedures including assembly control
  • Basic fire science
  • Means of escape
  • Evacuation procedures
  • General fire safety measures
  • Practical fire extinguisher session
  • Reducing false alarms
  • Fire log book maintenance

Course duration

The course will last 4 hours. Please arrive promptly for the start time.

Booking onto the course

University personnel who are, or wish to become, a Fire Coordinator or Fire Steward should contact the Fire Safety Unit.

Please provide your name, department, address, telephone number and email address.

Fire Safety Unit

  • Health and Safety Department
  • The University of Edinburgh

Contact details



2nd Floor
Charles Stewart House
9-16 Chambers Street

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