Fire Marshal for Care Homes – Online Course
Every UK business needs to appoint a designated fire marshal or fire warden, and care homes are no exception. This online fire marshal training course provides all the information needed to carry out the role in care settings.
Specifically designed to meet the needs of those working in care homes and the wider care sector, this training programme helps students understand both their legal duties as a named fire marshal and the practical steps they can take to ensure they complete their duties to the highest possible standards.
Is this the right Fire Marshal for Care Homes course for you?
This fire marshal for care homes training course is one of a range of online fire safety courses that we offer.
Businesses have faced a range of fire safety obligations since the introduction of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
This Fire Marshal for Care Homes course helps those working in care homes understand their obligations with content tailored to their own workplace settings.
It provides students with the confidence and assurance that they are fully equipped to meet their obligations and keep both colleagues and care home residents as safe as possible.
Fire Marshal for Care Homes: what is covered?
This course provides a comprehensive overview of fires, fire risk assessments, health and safety best practices, fire extinguishers and the role of a fire marshal or fire warden in a care home.
The start of the course focuses on the broad concepts that underpin general fire safety: the dangers of fire, common health and safety signs and what they mean, fire detection systems, and the overall responsibilities of a fire warden or fire marshal.
You’ll then learn more about conducting fire risk assessments, devising and implementing appropriate evacuation plans, and managing and conducting necessary fire drill procedures.
Sections on safe evacuations, and how fire marshals can guide others and provide the leadership needed for calm and effective emergency procedures, are also included.
Finally, overviews of the five main different types of fire extinguisher, as well as a look at the relevant legislation underpinning the role of fire marshals in care homes, are also provided.
Modules included 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
Module 6 Fire Statistics
Module 7 Current Fire Safety Legislation
Module 8 Fire Risk Assessment
Module 9 Preventative Measures
Module 10 Safety Features Within Buildings
Module 11 Role of the Fire Marshal
Module 12 Action on Fire Discovery
Module 13 Fire Drills and Evacuation
Module 14 Fire Extinguishers
Module 15 Pre-Engagement Action
Module 16 Using a Fire Extinguisher
How long will it take to complete this course and how will I be assessed?
Students wanting to achieve the Fire Marshal for Care Homes qualification should expect to set aside 220 minutes.
The course is broken down into small sections, before an overall test – in multiple choice format – checks the student has understood and retained the necessary information.
Students need to score 70% in their multiple choice test at the end of each module, and 100% in the final module test, to be awarded their certificate of achievement.
Which bodies recognise this course?
This training course is approved by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA). It is also backed by the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Certification Service, giving you peace of mind that the material you are studying is both relevant and recognised by the UK’s leading bodies.
Course: Fire Marshal for Care Homes
Accreditations and approvals: RoSPA and CPD
Course time: 220 minutes
Assessment method: Multiple choice test
Pass mark: 70% for each module, 100% for the final module
Cost: £35 + VAT
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