Basic Fire Safety Awareness for Care Homes
Basic basic fire for care homes must have a risk assessment on fire safety which can be carried out as part of an overall assessment or as a separate assessment in it’s own right. Fire assessment risks must be kept up to day. and employers must make sure that sufficient measures are in place to protect life and minimise the risk of injruy.
The following steps for Fire Safety Risk Assessment have been taken from the HSE website
- Carry out a fire safety risk assessment
- Keep sources of ignition and flammable substances apart
- Avoid accidental fires, for example, due to gas heater being knocked over.
- Ensure good housekeeping at all times. An example of this is a build-up of rubbish that could burn easily.
- Consider how to detect fires and how to warn people quickly if they start. Install smoke alarms and fire alarms so people get more advance warning in the event of a fire.
- Have the correct fire-fighting equipment for putting a fire out quickly. Keep fire exits and escape routes clearly marked and unobstructed at all times
- Provide regular fire training for staff to ensure they know the procedures to follow in the event of fire. Regular fire drills should also be a feature of good fire safety awareness.
- Review and update your risk assessment regularly.
Current legislation, The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, applies to all workplaces regardless of the number of employees and requires employers to provide adequate training in fire awareness to all members of their staff.
This course provides candidates with a general understanding of basic fire awareness including what should be undertaken in the event of a fire. It also discusses fire prevention and a basic introduction of the protocol of extinguishing fires. It is a cost effective way for employers to fulfil their legal obligation to provide employees with the necessary understanding of fire awareness. In addition to basic fire safety, this course gives specific training for employees that work in care homes because of their duty of care to vulnerable adults.
|Chemistry of Fire||1|
|Common Causes of Fire||2|
|Basic Safety Features in Buildings||3|
|Introduction to Fire Extinguishers||4|
|What to do in Cases of Fire||5|
Online assessment for fire safety for care homes is carried out by a series of multiple choice questions. Candidates must answer 70% of the questions correctly to pass each module. We advise you to complete each module and answer the question before moving on to the next module. This provides a better learning experience because you will need to have knowledge from earlier modules to understand some of the material in the later modules. For those who complete the course successfully, a PDF certificate of the award is sent directly to your inbox. Hard copies of the award are available on request. The course takes 60 minutes of training to complete. This is course content only and does not cover the time it takes to answer questions.