The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires that employers provide adequate training in relation to fire awareness for all members of staff regardless of the number of employees.
With the vulnerability of people in care, the need for appropriate, well-planned and well communicated fire evacuation procedures is essential. It is the legal duty of the management of these facilities to reduce the risk of and from fire by ensuring all members of staff understand the risk and dangers posed by fire.
Marsden Fire Safety offer a specialist fire awareness training course suitable for all members of staff in residential care and nursing homes.
The course will equip staff with an understanding of fire, how fire kills, how to guard against fire and how and why staff procedures and fire protection measures are necessary. As well as studying case studies of real fires in residential care homes. Delegates will learn:
- How and why people die in fires.
- Fire risks in residential care homes.
- Fire hazards and risks.
- The main cause of fire and how to guard against them.
- Fire safety provisions.
- Means of escape.
- Evacuation procedures.
The course includes case studies of real life examples of fires in residential care homes. This encourages the delegates to think about the scenarios and possible solutions as well as highlighting the devastating impact a fire can have in a residential care setting.