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New Course Dates Announced - Fire Marshal Training

We are pleased to announce several new training courses taking place at our Crawley, West Sussex Training Centre in February to April 2012:

  • 08 February 2012
  • 28 February 2012
  • 08 March 2012
  • 28 March 2012
  • 28 April 2012

Click here to download a Training Course brochure.

Who needs Fire Marshal and Fire Warden Training?

The current legislation requires for places of work to have a certain number of trained Fire Marshals / Fire Wardens in place. Our training course provides the requires knowledge and skills for Fire Marshals / Fire Wardens.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the training session course attendees will be able to:

  • State their responsibilities as fire marshals
  • Describe how fire spreads and the different types of fire extinguishers and the appropriate use
  • Explain relevant fire procedures and why they are implemented
  • Define the importance of evacuation plans and how to follow these in the event of a fire
  • Detail the action to take upon discovery of a fire
  • Describe methods of identifying and managing risks
  • Explain human behaviour and what can be expected when in danger
  • Detail the importance of and the required actions in fire drills and with record keeping
  • The significant findings of your fire risk assessment (if required)

To request a course programme, book a place or for any other enquiry please email us at

Training Commences in Gibraltar

More exciting news this month as Active Fire Management announces a range of dates when the company will be delivering training in Gibraltar. The training courses, which are scheduled to be delivered in February 2012 are already generating much interest and a number of bookings were made almost as soon as the dates were announced. The training will be held across a ten day period commencing on 08 February 2012 and will include a range of HSE approved First Aid Courses such as a one day Emergency First Aid at Work Course, a three day First Aid at Work Course and a two day Requalification First Aid at Work Course. Fire Training will also be held and any enquiries can be made via

The company has also recently launched two brand new websites – and where further details can also be found regarding the courses.

First Aid and Fire Training Courses

Last month Active Fire Management were pleased to be able to provide training across two important subjects when they were commissioned to deliver both Fire Marshal Training and Emergency First Aid in the Workplace Training for the Canute Group who are currently continuing to be one of the fastest growing global supply chain providers operating today.  Canute Haulage Ltd was established in 1977 with two vehicles collecting and delivering bricks and blocks for local builders in the Purfleet area. By 1979 the Canute Fleet had expanded to 20 by winning their first significant building materials contract operating out of Linford.

Within 5 years, Canute’s turnover had grown to over two million and the company graduated from a regional to a national contractor. They acquired Frank Stokes Ltd in 1988 providing them with an operating site in Nottingham beginning the formation of the Canute Group as it’s known as today.

The training was delivered in Coventry and Purfleet and certification was provided to all delegates who passed the courses.

Fire Risk Assessments in the UK

Active Fire Management saw a busy start to 2011 by extending its fire risk assessment services to a number of organisations and businesses throughout the country.  These included a number of housing association customers, such as Circle 33 who manage over 61,500 homes and provides care and support services for around 200,000 people across the UK by providing general needs, sheltered and supported housing.  Circle also has a range of responsive care, support and maintenance services available to its customers.  A number of assessments were also carried out on behalf of South Anglia Housing (formerly Circle Anglia) which was formed by the merger of Circle 33 Housing Group and Anglia Housing Group on 01 July 2005.  The majority of the assessments carried out this month included properties in London, Essex, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.

Public Service Fire Risk Assessments

This month Active Fire Management have assessed many other different types of properties too including new premises for Northumbria Police, a school, a college, a doctor’s surgery/medical centre, many offices and business in London and a number of care homes as well as general needs housing properties for our housing association customers across the country.

So far it’s been a very busy and diverse quarter and the team at Active Fire Management look forward to continuing with a steady workload throughout the forthcoming quarter.

Residential Care Home

Residential Care Home Fire Risk Assessments

For almost a year now, Active Fire Management have also been carrying out fire risk assessments within a number of care homes around the country on behalf of Leonard Cheshire Disability who are the country’s leading charity provider of services for disabled people.  Initial assessments have now been carried out within all properties instructed and Active Fire Management look forward to commencing its Fire Risk Assessment Review Service to LCD over the next months and more.

Leonard Cheshire Disability supports over 21,000 disabled people in the UK and works in more than 50 countries.  The charity exits to change attitudes to disability and to serve disabled people around the world.  Their principal activity in the UK is the provision of services in support of disabled people in the widest context.  These services include care homes, supported living, domiciliary support, day services, resource centres, rehabilitation and respite care.  Active Fire Management are proud to have assessed many of these such properties on behalf of Leonard Cheshire Disability to help ensure the ongoing safety of residents, staff, contractors and visitors to each premises.

Risk assessments this month also included another variety of premises such as an air conditioning retail outlet, a number of housing association properties across the country, a hospice in Rotherham, a warehouse in Essex and a block of flats in Blackpool.