Safe Workforce Solutions Ltd wins Fire Safety Training contract with Sheffield City Council

Safe Workforce Solutions Ltd are pleased to announce that they have been awarded the contract to provide Fire Safety Training to Sheffield City Council for the next 2 years.  This contract has been awarded on the basis that Safe Workforce Solutions Ltd offers the best quality, value for money Fire Safety training in comparison with other companies which also tendered for this prestigious contract.

We can provide the following training:

Fire Marshal Training:

Safe Workforce Solutions Ltd delivers pro-active fire safety advice and knowledge to your staff.

The course focusses on fire prevention and encompasses both theory and practical exercises, where candidates conduct a fire risk reduction sheet in their own workplace to check their own workplace for fire safety standards.

Fire marshal training is an integral part of a fully integrated Fire Safety Management System. We believe that an educated and compliant business is a safe business and using our ex-fire service trainers, we can help your business become just that.

What’s Involved:


  • Duties of a Fire Marshal
  • Legislation & Responsibilities
  • Fire Causes and Chemistry
  • Fire Extinguishers & Fire Classification
  • Fire Prevention
  • Fire Risk Assessments and Risk Reduction sheets


SWS Fire Marshal training and risk reduction exercises will drastically reduce the risk of fire starting within your place of work.

Emergency Response Training:

Using Fire Service command level experience, SWS can help you develop an emergency incident response plan to enable your company to deal with emergencies swiftly, thoroughly and in a coordinated manner all the way from initial incident stages, development stages through to post incident hot and cold de-briefs.

SWS can bring together your management team, fire marshals, first aiders & security officers and help you build a highly trained and coordinated incident response team.

How would your company respond to and deal with an emergency incident (Fire, entrapment, dangerous occurrence, major incident)?

What’s Involved:

The first basic steps to consider in any emergency situation are:

• scene safety

• incident assessment/response

• collating as much pertinent information as possible to communicate to the relevant emergency service/s.

Fire Risk Assessment Training:

Fire risk assessment must be carried out by a competent person who ensures that all aspects of fire safety have been accounted for legislatively. SWS offers basic fire risk assessment training that will assist you to complete simple fire risk assessments on low risk non-complex buildings following PAS 79 methodology.

What’s Involved:

This is a two-day course covering:

  • Stages of fire and how it develops and spreads
  • How fires build and spread
  • Backdrafts
  • Overview of current UK fire legislation
  • Fire safety inspections
  • Fire safety risk assessments
  • Identifying hazards
  • People at risk
  • Removal or reduction of hazards
  • Doors on escape routes
  • Portable fire extinguishers and blankets
  • Improving fire safety provision
  • PAS 79 methodology
  • Compiling a fire emergency plan
  • Means of escape
  • Fire resistant construction
  • Fire, heat and smoke spread
  • Travel distances
  • Staircase designs
  • Emergency lighting
  • Automatic door releases
  • Fire warning systems and maintenance & Automatic fire detection.


SWS can also help with Emergency Response planning &carry out suitable & sufficient Fire Safety Inspections & Fire Risk Assessments.

Our lead Fire Safety Trainer, Matt Smith, is a PTTLS qualified trainer & is a member of the Fire Safety Managers & the Institution of Fire Engineers. Matt served with Humberside Fire & Rescue Service for 15 years reaching Watch Manager level & he was also stationed at Tata Steel Works, Scunthorpe, giving him a wealth of experience in heavy industry.  As part of his role Matt developed & delivered Fire Safety Training & Emergency Response Training & carried out numerous fire safety inspections & fire risk assessments.

After leaving the fire service in 2014, Matt spent 2 years working at Howdens Joinery Supply Division as their Lead Technical Trainer delivering bespoke Health & Safety Training to over 1500 employees.  Another part of his role was to carry out fire risk assessments across the Supply Division including the manufacturing facilities & warehousing.

Our current clients include one of the UK’s largest mental health residential units, one of the UK’s largest Potash mines & one of the UK’s largest Veterinary groups. Our services are suitable for all sizes of business’s from SME’s & upwards who require Fire Safety Training & Fire Risk Assessments.