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Care home fire training – What are the options?

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Proper care home fire training together with fire drills will help keep  persons safe in the event of a fire. It is essential that staff know what to do and also start fire plans immediately.

Fire training for care home staff needs to match the risk and circumstances in their building. In this article we look at the various options for managers when selecting fire training.

General fire marshal training is not suitable for care home staff. Most fire marshal courses promote general evacuation and not delayed and progressive evacuation which is employed in most care homes.

In house care home fire training is possibly one of the best options since this can include your care home plans. Our care home fire training is an approved course and is based on government and fire service advice. It is also includes some British Standards advice. Furthermore, it can include fire drills to support any classroom training. Finally, this course can include live fire extinguisher training too!

Online care home training should be selected carefully. Only pick online training that is based on UK government guidance. Fire training must mirror what happens in the workplace and should not just be a tick box exercise! Remember, the fire service may check the type of fire training and its content.

Site specific online care home fire training is a new and innovative idea. This type of training is web based and allows staff to complete an online course. The online course is based on individual care homes and includes their procedures, risk spotting and also safety checks in the staffs care home. This option sounds expensive but as many staff from that home can use the training course for the same fee and therefore can be one of the cheaper options overall.

How to book our courses

Managers can book our training by either calling us or sending us an email. We will provide you with available dates and options for fire training.

For more details of online care home fire training call our office now!

We have recently provided care home fire training in London, Essex. Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Surrey and also Kent. Most recent courses provided in Kenley, Colchester, Southend, Chelmsford, Cambridge, Brentwood, Ipswich, Braintree and also Saffron Walden.

 

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Fire training course post -Who needs fire training in care homes?

Care home fire training

Because residential care homes are a high fire risk, this post will look at care home fire training. Since London Fire Brigade reported ten care home fires each week, we have had many calls from managers.

Care homes care for  vulnerable persons, therefore must have good fire plans and correct staff fire training. Common questions to us include:

  • So, how often should our fire training course be?
  • Who should be trained and also what should the training include?
  • Do we need to have live fire extinguisher training and also do you provide it?

The simple answer is fire training is based on risk? If the building is a high risk building, therefore the training should be more often than other workplaces. If a plan involves moving a high number of elderly persons more not less people will put the plan in place. Finally, there is no requirement for live fire training but some hands on fire extinguisher training may be useful to staff.

Care homes use delayed evacuation, progressive horizontal evacuation, vertical evacuation and sometimes full evacuation of occupants. With a large number of persons in a care home, all staff will have a role in the evacuation plan.

Most care homes have annual fire training and also regular fire drills. It is also important for different training for early and late shifts. Since there are many staff on in the day and only a small number at the night, staff will need different procedures.

Our residential care home fire training course

Fire training  content info is in Government guidance for  Care Homes. It includes: fire fighting equipment, fire evacuation plans, types of evacuation, looking for hazards and ensuring that fire safety measures are correct.

Fire Training Course .com provides approved training and look at stages of fires and what action should be taken. This three hour course will help all staff work quickly and efficiently when a fire occurs.

Go to our residential care home fire training page now for more details of this course. Managers can also get more info by either calling or sending an email.

Lastly, remember that our training can include hands on training. This includes live fires, drills and looking at the fire safety features in the building. Our trainers can also show how to move occupants from danger quickly using simple slings and equipment. Book your care home fire training course with us now!

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