Residential care home fire training
Residential care home fire training programme
Our care home fire training course is ideal for managers, care staff, domestic, maintenance and also catering staff. It covers all fire safety issues in care home and will also help maintain a safe workplace.
- Fire awareness
- Extinguisher theory
- Live fire training (optional)
- Hazard spotting in care homes
- Fire evacuation plans in care homes
- Types of incidents and responses
- Progressive horizontal evacuation
- Delayed evacuation
- Full evacuation
- Evacuating disabled persons and PEEPS
- Review of fire safety features in care homes
- Monitored fire drills
Our residential care home fire training can be changed to suit your care homes fire plans. This course is based on government, fire service and also British Standard advice. Some of clients have “Excellent” report by CQC for fire training and plans. We know that all care homes are different, so this course can be easily changed to look at you plans and any hazards you may have.
This course is available as a morning, afternoon and also evening programmes. We can also provide multi sessions throughout the day to cover different shift patterns.
Course participants will receive a certificate of attendance and provided with a link to residential care home premises fire safety booklet.
How to book care home fire training
Booking a care home fire training course with us is so easy! Either call or email us with your preferred date. We ask for some information about your care home and also ask you to agree our terms. Once we have the information your care home fire training is booked!
More about our care home fire training course
We are an approved fire training centre and this course is accredited. We can add a live fire training session if you have a suitable outside space.
Each person on the course gets a certificate of attendance and also online training notes. (Individual certs for up to 20 persons or a group certificate is provided)
Care home fire training – frequently asked questions
How many people can attend our care home fire training session?
You may place as many persons as you wish on the fire training session. It works best with about twenty persons on the course. This is because that is the maximum number we allow on a practical fire extinguisher session. It is also the best number when we carry out a fire drill for course attendees.
Will you include our fire plans on the course?
Yes we will include your plans on the course. We can also make suggestions about improvements to your evacuation plan if you wish. This can be carried out before the training with the manager so they can be sure if they want to make any changes.
Do you include evacuation chair training in the care home fire training session?
No we will not include evacuation chair, slide sheet or transfer sling training in our standard course. We can include these items if you wish but an additional fee may apply.
Will you include the findings of the fire risk assessment in the fire training?
Yes we can include the findings in the hazard spotting session. We may also be able to take photos of the faults and include them in the training too. Remember, we also carry out fire risk assessments, so can provide both services on the same day. We usually apply a discount for clients wanting both services.
What do you mean that the course is accredited and approved?
Some fire training providers apply for accreditation for their courses. Our courses are accredited by the Institute of Fire Safety for Managers (IFSM). Other organisations that approve courses are the IFE, BAFE and CIEH. The IFSM is a fire industry body that looks at all fire industry providers.
Since all of our courses are accredited we are also awarded “Approved fire centre” status. This means that we can make some small changes to our courses and still label them as accredited. Therefore we can add your plans if they are slightly different from the advice we give.
What type of fire extinguishers can we use on the practical session?
We will use water, foam, CO2 and wet chemical fire extinguishers on the course. Since we use an LPG fire training rig, there is no mess left once we have completed the course. We will clear away any evidence that we have carried out training on your site.
We will also talk about fire blankets. Remember that most fire services so they should only be used if a persons clothing catches alight.
Does our care home need a fire emergency plan?
Yes. All workplaces need a fire emergency plan. This will include your fire evacuation plans. This will also include details of delayed, progressive horizontal and full evacuation methods. You will also need t include details of what staff should do when they hear the alarm. In addition, you may include maintenance of equipment, training and other issues. Contact us for a full list of information if you need it.
Are your trainers qualified?
There is no requirement for qualified fire trainers. Our trainers have all worked for the fire service safety partnership and have carried out thousands of fire training programmes for staff. They have previously undertaken City and Guilds trainers to work as trainers in the fire service. In addition, some our trainers have Masters degrees in fire sciences.
If you need more information about our trainers, either call or email us now!