Since the publication of the fire safety Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, the provision of fire training has become a legal requirement for all employees within the UK. Fire safety in the healthcare environment is particularly challenging since many people in healthcare environments will require some degree of assistance from healthcare staff to ensure their safety in the event of a fire (Department of Health 2013).
Fire within a healthcare setting can have a significant impact and consequences which can include property loss, injury and potential loss of life. High levels of fire safety awareness and knowledge by the healthcare workforce is essential if safe healthcare environments are to be maintained and the distressing consequences that can be caused through fire are to be prevented.
Within the UK, healthcare is provided in a wide range of environments, and it is essential that dependent upon the nature of the environment, which might be categorised as either simple or complex, that the relevant guidance related to fire safety management is used to help assess and address potential fire safety risks.
• understand the characteristics of fire, smoke and toxic fumes
• know the fire hazards in the working environment
• be aware of the significant findings of relevant fire risk assessments
• understand how to practice and promote fire prevention
• be aware of basic fire safety and local fire safety protocols including staff responsibilities during a fire incident
• know the means of raising the fire alarm and the actions to take on hearing the fire alarm
• know instinctively the right action to take if fire breaks out or smoke is detected
• be familiar with the different types of fire extinguishers, state their use and identify the safety precautions associated with their use
• Understand the importance of being familiar with evacuation procedures and associated escape routes.
Introduction to Fire Safety Context –
• why fire safety is important,
• the fire triangle,
• types of fire,
• responsible persons,
• fire wardens,
• employee duties.
Fire Safety Law Context –
• fire safety legislation,
• fire risk assessment,
• who enforces fire safety.
Fire Safety Measures Context –
• detection and warning systems,
• fire extinguishers,
• evacuation routes and exits,
• fire signs and emergency lighting.
Evacuation Procedures Context-
• evacuation strategies,
• what to do during an evacuation,
• personal emergency evacuation plans, and fire drills.
Designed for staff at all levels, the course can be adjusted to suit the requirements of specific organisations, premises or course participants.
This is a half-day course based on a study pack (which will be issued to each participant) and guidance material, in addition to formal trainer input.
The course can be tailored to take account of specific features of your premises, if required.
If required, this course can be modified to include a session on the safe use of fire extinguishers. This would be an additional hour-long session be held at the end of the course (at no extra charge, provided that the client can supply the necessary equipment). Whilst the main course could accommodate 12 participants, the additional session would need to be limited to 8 participants.
This course was designed with expert in Fire Safety and meets the outcomes for this framework.
For face to face training session’s assessment – questions and answers, including short written test.
Certificate of Attendance/Completion
E-learning also available.