Basic Fire Safety Awareness Training for Care Homes

Basic Fire Safety Awareness Training for Care Homes

This Basic Fire Safety Awareness for Care Homes course is specifically designed to reflect the unique needs of care home workers and ensure all care home owners and operators comply with their legal obligations.

If you own, manage or work in a care home, it is vital to understand potential fire hazards, the risk of fire, and how to evacuate residents in what could be especially challenging circumstances.

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Is this the right Basic Fire Safety Awareness Training for Care Homes course for you?

This fire safety for care homes online training course is one of a range of online fire safety courses that we offer.

Anyone who works in a care home – at whatever level and for however long – can benefit from completing basic fire safety training.

This course takes basic fire safety prevention strategies and applies them specifically to care settings, giving staff a more complete understanding of where risks may lie and how best to handle the situation in the unlikely event of a fire breaking out.

Basic Fire Safety Awareness for Care Homes: what is covered?

This basic fire safety for care homes course starts with the basics: how to reduce the risk of fire, how fire spreads, and what is meant by the term ‘Triangle of Fire’.

It then helps students to apply that knowledge to the specialist surroundings of care environments.

During this course, students learn more about how to determine which care home residents might be particularly vulnerable, how to evacuate a care home safely and efficiently, and the typical fire safety arrangements a successful care home should have in place.

Students will also learn about the most common health and safety signs seen in care homes and healthcare environments, as well as the most suitable care home evacuation strategies.

They will look at fire safety arrangements, including the importance of good housekeeping, safe storage, emergency fire exit routes and electrical safety.

Finally, students will discover the most common types of fire extinguishers and fire blankets found in care homes, and develop an understanding of when each one is best used.

Modules covered in the course

Module 1        Chemistry of Fire

Module 2        Common Causes of Fire

Module 3        Basic Safety Features in Buildings

Module 4        Introduction to Fire Extinguishers

Module 5        What to do in Cases of Fire

How long will it take to complete this course and how will I be assessed?

A typical student normally takes 60 minutes to complete this 100% online course. Students face a multiple choice test at the end of each module.

This provides the chance to prove they have understood the course contents and carry basic fire safety awareness knowledge within the context of a care setting.

Students will need to score at least 70% in each module to pass this course and earn a certificate of achievement.

Which bodies recognise this course?

Both the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) and the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Certification Service approve this course fire safety in care homes.

This gives you the assurance and confidence that you are meeting your obligations under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

Course: Basic Fire Safety Awareness for Care Homes

Accreditations and approvals: RoSPA and CPD
Course time: 60 minutes
Assessment method: Multiple choice test

Pass mark: 70% in each module

Cost: £25 + VAT

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