Residential care home fire safety guide

This guide will provide you with the basic steps that need to be taken to help maintain fire safety standards within a care home. It does not replace a fire risk assessment or formal fire warden training, and a fire professional should be consulted on fire safety issues. Included in this guide is:

  • The fire triangle
  • General housekeeping
  • Typical sources of fuel
  • Typical sources of ignition
  • Action in the event of fire
  • Evacuation strategies
  • First aid firefighting