C27 Managing Fire Safety in Care Homes

Duration: 1 day(s)

This event is intended to provide fire safety management guidance for premises with staff that provide 24 hour care for residents.

Life safety responsibility for vulnerable individuals require staff to be aware of the risks posed from fire and what action to take in such an event to prevent loss of life. 

Additional vulnerabilities created by issues with mobility, physical and mental capabilities affect residents abilities to react independently creating challenges for evacuation.

Care homes premises pose further risks through commercial kitchens, laundry rooms, individual residents living areas, high quantity of flammable materials such as gasses and therapeutic oils being stored onsite and ignition possibilities when residents are using smoking facilities.

Fires can start accidentally or deliberately and the consequences of fires within the care home setting can not only be catastrophic to the business but fatal to life safety. 

In addition to defining the regulatory life safety aspects which underpins all fire safety management of care homes, the seminar will deal with additional fire safety precautions that delegates may wish to implement to protect their business.  This includes the provision of property and business continuity protection in the event of a fire occurring.

Cost: FPA members £175.00+VAT; non-members £195.00+VAT

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C27 Managing Fire Safety in Care Homes
  • Owners of businesses
  • Managers of care homes
  • Health and Safety staff
  • Porters
  • Security staff
  • Fire risk assessors
  • Facilities managers
  • Maintenance managers
  • Caretakers
  • Fire Officers
  • Contracting employment organisations
  • A clear understanding of the legislative requirements
  • An understanding of how to complete your fire risk assessment, or how to audit the person undertaking your assessment
  • The Identification of specific fire risks in care homes
  • The importance of staff training
  • An understanding of detection and alarm systems
  • An overview of how smoke moves during a fire
  • Advice on creating your evacuation strategy
  • Best practice scenarios in managing fire safety within your home
  • The opportunity to discuss your own personal circumstances with experts

The programme will refer to the following resources:

  • Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
  • Approved document B
  • Fire risk management in residential care homes (FPA publication)
  • NFCC specialised housing document
  • BS5839-1:2013 for Alarm and detection systems
  • Fire safety risk assessment in residential care premises (HM Government publication)

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Course details

Date Location Available
20180424 24/04/2018 - 24/04/2018 London 120 £ 195.00

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