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 wish to become a Fire Steward or would like to attend refresher training, can book a course on MyEd Events channel.  Alternatively if there are no courses available please contact the Fire Safety Unit.

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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