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

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 the Fire Steward's 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 FireSteward or would like to attend refresher training can self-enrol via People and Money - please follow the links below, if the link is not published next to the date this is because the venue has yet to be confirmed, please be assured that the course will go ahead in the campus area listed and enrolment links will follow : 

Fire Steward 

(minimum of 10 attendees – no maximum)


Fire Steward 

(minimum of 10 attendees – no maximum)


Tuesday 30th January                                 Easter Bush                                    Roslin Basement Seminar Room B-006             Enrol Now

Tuesday 26th March                                     Central Campus                            EFI                                                                                      Enrol Now

Tuesday 28th May                                          Kings Buildings                            Nucleus Building, Elm Lecture Theatre              Enrol Now      

Tuesday 30th July                                          BioQuarter                                     Venue TBC                                                                       Enrol Now

Tuesday 24th September                            Central Campus                          Venue TBC                                                                        Enrol Now

Tuesday 26th November                              Kings Buildings                           Venue TBC                                                                        Enrol Now



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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