Fire Safety For Care Homes Training
This Fire Safety for Care Homes training course teaches care home workers how to uphold fire safety measures and provide support to help vulnerable residents evacuate safely. It helps you comply with fire safety law and keep all your residents safe from harm.
Those in residential care may not be able to evacuate safely on their own, particularly those with mobility issues and conditions that affect their understanding. This course teaches you what fire safety arrangements should be in place in a care home to prevent fires from starting and to enable safe evacuation. These procedures ensure both residents and staff can evacuate with assistance, or on their own, safely.
- Developed by Health & Safety Professionals
- Accredited by CPD and Approved by RoSPA
- Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
- Full audio voiceover
- Approximate duration: 2 hours
- On completion, certificate is posted the next working day
Who Should Take This Course?
This Fire Safety for Care Homes course is designed for people in senior positions in care homes, including owners, supervisors, and managers, but is suitable for anyone who works in a care setting. It teaches the learner what fire safety measures should be in place in care homes to minimise fire risks and assist vulnerable residents if they need to evacuate. Anyone at any level can take the course, as it provides a general understanding of fire safety before covering specific care home accommodations.
The course is not suitable for owners of, or those working in, sheltered accommodations (where care is not provided), including healthcare treatment premises (such as hospitals) and single private dwellings that provide out-posted nursing care.
Looking to appoint a designated fire warden?
Our fire warden training course
provides learners with the correct knowledge to prevent fire and enable safe evacuations.
On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working
day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.
All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming
to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
This course is also approved by RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of
Accidents, as providing quality and content-approved training.
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The course is divided into four accessible, interactive modules and also includes
an assessment at the end.
Download Course Overview (PDF)
- Introduction to Fire Safety - why is fire safety important in residential care, fire safety law, and employer duties.
- Fire Safety Responsibilities - the fire triangle, types of fire, fire risk assessments, step one: identify the hazards, step two: determine who is at risk, step three: decide what precautions you need, step four: record your findings, step five: review and update, fire wardens, and staff duties.
- Fire Safety Arrangements - good housekeeping, laundry, cooking areas, safe storage, hazardous substances, medical oxygen, equipment and electrical safety, fire-resistant materials, fire detection, emergency routes and exits, fire safety signs, emergency lighting, fire extinguishers, and training.
- Fire Evacuation Procedures - emergency plans, evacuation arrangements, personal emergency evacuation plans, and fire drills.
Aims of the Training
By the end of this course you will:
- Understand why fire safety is important in residential care settings.
- Recognise what types of residents in care homes may be at significant risk.
- Know how to comply with fire safety law.
- Understand how fires start and how to prevent them.
- Know how to carry out a fire risk assessment.
- Understand the fire safety responsibilities of everyone in a care home.
- Recognise the various fire safety arrangements that care homes should implement.
- Understand which fire evacuation procedures care homes may need to ensure residents can evacuate safely.
- Know how to create personal emergency evacuation plans and carry out fire drills.
The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will
be asked 15 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked
automatically so that you’ll instantly know whether you passed. If you don't pass
don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.
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