Every workplace of a certain size should have at least one member of staff nominated to carry out the duties of a fire warden. How many wardens, or fire marshals as they are sometimes known, are needed depends on the size of the workplace.

The duties of a fire warden are not just confined to instances where an evacuation of the building is required. Indeed, competent fire wardens who are constantly vigilant should help to decrease the likelihood of a fire breaking out.

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