Fire Safety for Care Homes

Fire safety is important for any type of property but for those such as care homes, it is essential in order to help protect the vulnerable residents that visit or live on site. Whether it’s a facility for the elderly, people with disabilities, a hospice or something similar, all staff need to be properly trained in fire safety awareness so that they can respond confidently and appropriately.

At T2 Fire, our simple, fast and affordable online course provides care home employees with effective fire safety awareness that is relevant to them, their surroundings and the people they are supporting.

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Fire Safety Training for Care Homes

The aim of this course is to provide those working in care facilities with the vital knowledge, information and training so that they can uphold fire safety measures and keep residents safe from the dangers of fire.

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Define the common causes of fire
  • Understand the chemistry of fire and its ability to spread through four specified methods
  • Know how to actively reduce the risks of fire starting and spreading
  • Recognise the dangers of smoke
  • Identify the fire safety features in buildings and understand the role they play in fire prevention, management, and evacuation
  • Understand the risks to consider if they discover a fire and the correct procedure to follow
  • Recognise the different types of firefighting equipment such as fire extinguishers and when to use them

Course Content

There are 6 modules to this course covering;

  1. Chemistry of Fire
  2. Common Causes of Fire
  3. Basic Safety Features in Buildings
  4. Introduction to Fire Extinguishers
  5. What to do in Cases of Fire?
  6. Final Assessment

This online fire safety awareness course for care homes is extremely convenient and can be completed in just 60 minutes on any suitable internet enabled device such as a laptop, PC, tablet or smartphone.

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Who is this course suitable for?

This course is aimed at all employees in various positions at care homes, nursing homes and similar facilities.

Anybody at any level working within a care setting would benefit from this fire safety training which teaches workers the basic fire safety awareness for care homes that they need, as well as how to minimise fire risks and assist vulnerable residents in the event of a fire.

Those who have additional responsibilities such as fire risk assessments or evacuation procedures will need to complete fire marshal training in addition to this course.

Care homes and care-based facilities are considered to be one of the most high-risk premises as they contain sleeping residents as well as those who are older, vulnerable, unwell, have mental health problems or may have mobility, sight or hearing issues.

This can mean that not only is the risk of fire increased, but in the event that one does break out, evacuating everyone is much more complex than buildings where occupants can self-evacuate. Proper fire safety training is essential as it helps staff to act appropriately and help to support residents and assist them in safely evacuating the property.

  • Ensures compliance with the fire safety laws and legislation
  • The course can be taken online which makes it extremely convenient and requires no additional travelling, associated costs or time off site
  • It can be completed in around an hour
  • Helps employees to recognise potential fire hazards and reduce the risk of fire occurring
  • Teaches staff how to respond in the event of fire so they know exactly what to do
  • Instils a confidence in employees so they don’t panic if a fire were to break out
  • Creates a safe environment within the care home so that vulnerable residents get the best possible care and support in an emergency

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