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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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Care home fire training Cambridge

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Our care home fire training Cambridge sessions are accredited fire courses. As an approved fire training centre we can add any of your in house plans to this course. Therefore your in house care home fire training Cambridge session will still be an approved accredited course.

You may place any number of persons on the course for the same fee, so this programme is excellent value. We will provide certificates of attendance for up to 2o persons and also provide online training notes.

Care home fire training Cambridge course content

So what will your staff learn on this course? First of all we discuss fire law, common causes of fires in care homes and also case histories. We will then discuss classes of fire and also fire extinguishers. In addition, we can add a practical fire extinguisher session at this stage. Next we look fire emergency plans. Most relevant is looking at the stages of a fire in a care home, since this will determine what action to take. We also look at delayed evacuation, progressive horizontal and full evacuation of residents. Finally, we look at care home fire procedures! That’s the classroom sessions. Now we have some practical parts of the course. This includes safely opening doors, fire safety features in care homes and also a monitored fire drill.

This course is a three  hour IFSM approved course. To view the entire course content click this training course link.

How to book care home fire training Cambridge sessions

Either call or email our team for your preferred dates and times. You may wish to have a few dates as we do get very busy! Once we have a date that is convenient for you, we will ask for some details. As soon as we have the information your care home fire training Cambridge session is booked.

If you want to discuss any changes to this course or how your fire evacuation plans and procedures will be included talk to one of our trainers. They can be reached on 01206 549589.

 

 

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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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