Fire Safety Unit

Fire Stewards

Details of the topics covered in the Fire Stewards course.

Course outline


University policy on fire safety

  • Legislation
  • Legal obligations

Fire action plans

  • Fire action plan content
  • Procedures

Video presentation - "Fire Warden"

Reaction of persons

Confirmation of duties

  • General duties
  • In-house risk assessment
  • Protection of means of escape
  • On hearing alarm
  • Fire alarm problems
  • Reporting procedures
  • Assembly control
  • Fire coordinators and the Fire and Rescue Service
  • Summary of fire stewards responsibilities

Course duration

The course lasts one hour. Please arrive promptly for the start time.

Booking onto the course

University personnel who are, or wish to become, Fire Stewards 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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