Fire safety in care homes

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Fire safety in care homes

Fire safety in care homes is vital to protect vulnerable persons, service users and also staff and visitors.

This week our team trained three companies that ran care homes or buildings for vulnerable persons. As regular users of our fire safety in care homes courses and also fire risk assessment clients, each has a good fire safety standard.

Our courses highlight the need for well trained staff who all had the chance of live fire training and also taking part in a fire drill.

Staff in care homes need to know the contents of their fire emergency plan and should also understand some basic fire safety issues. This includes:

  • The dangers posed by overloading extension leads and also the use of block adaptors
  • Why fire doors are so important
  • Understanding different types of fire and also which is the best extinguisher for each type of fire
  • The common causes of fires in care homes
  • Fully understand their role when a fire alarm operates and in addition when to implement evacuation procedures
  • Simple fire prevention measures such as cleaning tumble dryer vents

Our care home fire training courses include fire law, common causes of fire, fire extinguishers, stages of fires, different types of evacuation in care homes, when to implement evacuation and also how to maintain personal safety. As an approved course we can alter the course content to include your specific plans and also site risks.

How fire safety in care homes courses

Booking a fire training course with us is so easy! Either email or phone us with your preferred training dates. Once we have agreed a date we will send our booking email and also ask you to agree our terms and conditions. Once we have heard from you, your fire training course is booked. Our trainer will call a few days before the course to discuss arrival times and room layouts. Yes – it really is that easy, so why not call us now!

 

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Fire marshal training courses London

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Fire marshal training courses London – Does yours include your fire plans?

Do your fire marshal training courses London sessions include your fire plans? Does it also include fire drills and live fire training?

Fire marshal training courses London sessions should be your place of work. However, if your staff come to one of our open courses any training, persons must look at their in house fire emergency plans after the training.

Our in house fire training  has the following benefits:

  • Accredited fire training.
  • We are also an approved fire training centre.
  • 3 hour courses that can also include live fire training and fire drills.
  • Includes fire emergency plans so your staff know what they are expected to do when the alarm sounds.
  • Persons all get certificates and also online training notes after the course.
  • Former fire service trainers.
  • Fully insured.

How many people can come on an in house course?

Managers may place any number of persons on their in house course. We need a room large enough for all of the attendees, a white wall or screen and also keep the trainer happy with a few cups of coffee!

If you decide to have live fire training we do not an outside space. We limit the numbers outside to twenty persons so we can keep every one safe. All persons can the opportunity of putting out a small fire with our extinguishers.

How to book fire marshal training courses London

Booking an in house course with us is easy! Either call us or send us an email with your preferred dates. Once we have agreed a time and date, we will ask for some of your details and also agree our terms if you are a new customer. Once we have your details, your in house course is booked. Our trainers will call you a couple of days before the course to arrange arrival times and also room set up.
 

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Is your fire training site specific?

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Is your fire training site specific?

Is your fire training site specific? All employees require fire training and government guidance details what they will need to know. Many organisations do not train there staff in the correct way, so why not follow our simple guide.

Most managers know that a fire risk assessment of the workplace is a legal requirement. Many others also know that they need a fire emergency plan. A fire emergency plan details the fire safety arrangements of the workplace and also includes any fire evacuation plans they have in place.

Fire emergency plan

The fire emergency plan should cover the following issues:

  • Action on discovery of a fire – This will detail the action to be taken on discovering small and also large fires.
  • Warning if there is a fire – This means the details of the fire alarm system, how it operates, what it sounds like and also what staff should do when they hear it.
  • Arrangements for calling the Fire Brigade. This includes who calls them and also when. Staff show be aware of the policy that fire services have dealing with automatic fire alarms. Many fire services have different policies, so make sure you find out which one your local fire service operates.
  • Evacuation plans – All staff must know what to do when the fire alarm operates and also who will put the plans into place.
  • Power and process isolation. Some workplaces will need to shut down machinery if the fire alarm operates.
  • Assembly points – Where it is and also, is there a secondary point if the first is not available.
  • Liaison with the Fire Service – Which member of your staff meets the fire service and where?
  • Identification of key escape routes – This is easily sorted by placing floor plans next to each fire action notice.
  • Fire fighting equipment – Details of your fire extinguishers. This should also include systems in server rooms, kitchens etc.
  • Details of persons with responsibilities in the fire plan ie fire marshals.
  • Details of fire training for fire marshals, all staff, evacuation buddies, temporary staff etc.
  • Provision of information to other persons – Making sure other tenants and neighbours know about your fire plans etc.

Staff fire training

Staff fire training should be based on the plan above. It is so simple! Make a plan and then tell your staff what is in it and also don’t forget to carry out fire drills.

Many companies like to include live fire extinguisher training and our teams can provide this at your site or at our venue if you do have outside space. Either email us or call us for more details.

So how often should fire training be carried out? This will depend on the level of risk in the building. A good fire risk assessor will be able to help you decide how often your staff need fire training.

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10th May fire marshal course filling up fast

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Our fire marshal course to be held in London on 10th May 2017 is filling up fast! With three companies taking block bookings, this course is nearly full so book now for a place. Our popular fire marshal course programme always fill up, but our May course is nearly full.

Why do our courses fill so quickly? We have many repeat clients and also those that prepay to reserve places. We have just 6 places left and these will go soon.

Many other clients opt for in house fire marshal courses. We do not place a limit on numbers attending in house classroom based sessions. We limit numbers taking part in live fire training to twenty persons.

All of our fire courses are approved and accredited by the IFSM, a national fire body for fire managers. Persons on this course will each get a certificate and online fire training notes. We can also send your organisation a certificate for your company fire log and record.

All of our trainers have worked as commercial fire instructors with the fire service. The tea have all held training, emergency planning and workplace fire safety roles, as well as being operational fire fighters! If you have a question about fire safety – they will know the answer!

Our fire marshal courses are all based on government, fire service and British Standard advice. Act on what you are taught and your company will comply with fire law in respect of fire plans and trained fire wardens.

How to book a fire marshal course

Booking a fire marshal course with us is so easy. First pick either a open or in house course. Either email or call us for availability. Once we have agreed a date we will send a booking email. Once you have sent your details and agreed out terms, your course is booked!

 

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Fire warden training in London

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Our fire warden training in London programme includes open and also in house fire warden training.

This three hour approved course is ideal for fire wardens to carry out their role safely and in addition, assist with fire safety checks and maintenance.

The fire warden training in London programme is split into four parts. Firstly, we discuss fire law, common causes of fire and also some case histories. Next we look at types of fire and also all extinguishers. After a short break we look at the role of fire wardens. Since this job is not just an emergency role, we look at regular tasks that fire wardens carry out. The fire warden role includes regular duties such as hazard spotting, safety checks and fire drills. Finally we look at the emergency role and look at evacuating buildings, accounting for persons and also disabled evacuation plans.

We can include a live fire training session so your staff can tackle some small fires. All we need is an outside safe area that meets outside space rules. We use a safe LPG fire training rig and also we supply the fire extinguishers!

All persons on this course will get a training certificate and in addition online fire training notes about their place of work.

How to book fire warden training in London

Booking fire training with us is so easy. You can either call or email us with your preferred training dates. Once we have agreed a date, we will ask for some information. We will ask for the service delivery address (if it is an in house fire warden training course), an invoice address, the names of attendees and also that you agree our terms and conditions. Once we have your details and you have agreed our terms, your course is booked.

Our trainer will call a day or so before the course date to discuss room layout and arrival times. We are certain you will find our training courses enjoyable and supply your staff with all the information they need to carry out their fire safety role.

 

 

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Fire marshal training London restaurants

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Our fire marshal training London restaurants courses are ideal for all staff working in restaurants, cafes and also other catering premises.

Our courses are available as open sessions and also as in house fire marshal training London restaurants programmes. We can tailor in house training to include your fire plans and types of fire extinguishers. Therefore the training will help staff to know exactly what to do in case of fire.

So what will your staff learn on an in house course? Since we document the course programme on many of our posts, here are a few issues we could talk about on your in house course:

  • What to do if a fire occurs in the kitchen area. This is the most common type of fire in restaurants so must be included.
  • Evacuation plans for multi storey restaurants and also single floor premises.
  • Disabled evacuation plans including seating and means of escape.
  • Fire marshal daily checks – Before service, during service and also after service periods.
  • Hazard spotting in your workplace
  • Your ideal assembly point and also evacuate to disperse considerations
  • Dealing with awkward customers when a fire alarm operates – What should your staff do?

When can also include live fire training if you have a suitable outside space, so can show your staff how to use wet chemical fire extinguishers and fire blankets.

How to book fire marshal training London restaurants courses

Booking our fire training courses is so easy. Either email us or call us with your preferred dates. Once we have agreed a training date we will reserve this for you for five working days. We will ask for some details and also that you agree our terms and conditions. Once you have provided us with the info we need, your course is booked!

Our trainers will call you a day or so before the course to arrange our arrival time. Remember, we can provide training early or at regular times. Today we have offered training for a well known restaurant in Covent Garden from 0800-1100. Pre service fire training so it doesn’t interfere with your working day!

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Fire marshal training London options

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Our fire marshal training London options

We provide fire marshal training London courses in different ways. Our team runs open courses every month, but can also offer in house or off site courses. These course are accredited and also an ideal way of giving easy to understand information to your staff.

Our approved course is three hours long but in house courses can be shortened if this suits your business needs. We can also make some changes to in house courses and include your fire plans and cover risks in your place of work.

Open courses are held every month in Stratford, East London. These courses include a live fire training session so your staff can tackle small fires while being looked after by our trainers.

In house and off site courses can be held as morning, afternoon or evening sessions. We also provide training at weekends for those who cannot have week day training.

Why pick us for your fire marshal training London courses?

All of our trainers have previously delivered this course for the fire service. So, your staff will get approved fire service style training for a fraction of their costs.

As an approved course, it has been judged by a panel of fire safety experts. It is considered to be of sufficient quality and content to be awarded an IFSM accreditation badge. This means your staff can be sure of great training and also learn about their fire safety role.

The course is based on government notes, fire service advice and also British Standard recommendations. If we then add your fire plans and fire risk photos this be the best fire marshal training your staff have ever had!

If you need more information, either call us or email us and we will be happy to talk about your fire training needs.

 

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So what fire extinguisher type do you need in your building?

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We look at the best fire extinguisher type for your workplace

So what is the best fire extinguisher type for your place of work. You will need different types depending on the risk in the building. Places of work must have at least one general purpose fire extinguisher for each 200 sq metres of floor space and also other types of extinguisher for other risks.

A general purpose fire extinguisher type is either a water or also a foam extinguisher. 3 litre general purpose fire extinguishers will put out 13A size fires. This means that the extinguisher is capable of putting out a fire 1.3metres x 1.3 metres x 1.2 metres of a Class A type fire. 3 Litre foam extinguishers with this rating should also put out a fire size 144B (1.44 metres in diameter liquid fuel fire).

So what other types of fire extinguisher are needed? Managers must thin about the other risks in a place of work. For an example an office will have computers and heaters etc so CO2 extinguishers should be in the area. 2 KG CO2 extinguishers are best for offices etc. 5 KG CO2 extinguishers are for use in factories and similar places of work. Workplaces with kitchens or who provide commercial cooking may need a Wet Chemical extinguisher if Class F materials (cooking oils) are used. Dry Powder extinguishers are sometimes found in boiler rooms but are not generally suitable for fighting fires indoors.

Fire extinguisher type example

Here is an example of what extinguishers a building would need. So fir instance, a three floor building with 700 sq metres of floor space per floor would need four general purpose fire extinguishers. They could be water or foam or also a mix of the two types. In addition, they would need carbon dioxide extinguishers if there was offices in the premises. They may consider a dry powder extinguisher for a boiler room.

For more information about fire extinguisher type in you place of work or fire extinguisher training contact us. Either email or call and we will try to help you.

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Fire marshal training Cambridge programmes

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Our fire marshal training Cambridge options

We provide fire marshal training Cambridge in two different ways. Our team can deliver in house fire marshal training programmes or also as off site sessions.

As an approved fire training centre, all of our courses have been accredited by a national fire industry body, so your staff can be sure of great training. Our team were all previous trainers with the Fire Service Safety Partnership. So your staff get fire service style training for a fraction of the price.

All persons on the courses get a training certificate and also online fire training notes when they have completed the course. Our online training notes will be based on your type of workplace.

Each of our training courses is based on government, fire service and also British Standard advice. So you can be sure of our training passing inspecting fire officers audits.

How long does the training last?

Our courses are three hours long but can be shortened a small amount if required. We may need a little longer if you select a live fire training session. We use a safe fire rig and also our fire extinguishers.

Our team can also deliver a number of courses throughout the day, so not all of your staff are tied up training. Either call us or email us for more details on how we can provide your fire marshal training Cambridge programmes.

How to book fire marshal training Cambridge programmes

Booking a fire marshal course with us is so easy. Either call us or email us with your preferred dates. We will ask for some details and also ask you to agree our terms. Once we have your details – your course is booked! It really is that easy to book your in house or off site fire marshal courses Cambridge.

 

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