Nursing Home Fire and Emergency Management System 1

Fire Safety & Emergency Management Documents

Welcome to Phoenix STS, where we redefine Ireland’s fire safety and emergency management paradigms. Our comprehensive Nursing Home Fire and Emergency Management System 1 ensures your organisation meets and exceeds the stringent fire safety and health regulations mandated nationwide.

Our specialised system encompasses a wide range of services tailored to fortify your establishment’s safety protocols, including:

Fire Safety Management Policy and Strategy

Phoenix STS is deeply committed to protecting lives and property through our meticulously developed Nursing Home Fire and Emergency Management System 1. At the heart of our services lies a robust policy and strategy framework thoughtfully designed to meet and transcend the requirements outlined in
Ireland’s pivotal safety regulations.

By aligning our practices with the Fire Services Act 1981, we ensure that our approaches to fire safety management are modern and practical, focusing on prevention, preparedness, and protecting all occupants within any facility. Our policy and strategy framework aligns with Ireland’s Health Act 2007 . It underpins our commitment to upholding the highest health and safety standards in environments susceptible to fire risks, guaranteeing a healthy and secure setting for everyone involved.

Furthermore, our framework complies strictly with the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, emphasising our dedication to creating safer work environments. This Act requires employers, including ourselves, to manage and conduct work activities in such a way as to ensure the safety, health, and welfare of employees.

Phoenix STS’s approach concerns compliance and setting a new fire safety and emergency management standard. Our system ensures that every aspect of fire safety and emergency preparedness is addressed, leaving no stone unturned in our pursuit to safeguard lives and property. Our comprehensive risk mitigation approach offers peace of mind to our clients, knowing that their safety is in
capable hands.

Our system aligns with Ireland’s stringent safety regulations and integrates best practices and the latest fire safety technology. This forward-thinking approach ensures that our clients benefit from a system that anticipates potential risks before they become emergencies, providing reassurance for a safer tomorrow for everyone involved.

PAS 79-2020 Fire Risk Assessment

Our commitment to enhancing fire safety measures is embodied in our rigorous adherence to the PAS 79-2020 guidelines at Phoenix STS. This adherence ensures that we conduct fire risk assessments with unmatched precision and attention to detail. Our process is more than just an evaluation; it is a thorough investigation into every facet of your fire safety protocols, designed to uncover any vulnerabilities and areas for improvement.

Our expert team systematically reviews your premises, evaluating all aspects of fire safety, from escape routes and fire detection systems to the adequacy of firefighting equipment and the effectiveness of current fire safety management practices. This holistic approach ensures that no potential risk is overlooked.

You will receive a detailed fire safety risk register upon completing the assessment. This register is a dynamic tool that documents all identified fire risks and their severity levels. It’s designed to be a living document easily updated to reflect changes in your premises or operations, ensuring ongoing compliance and safety.

Additionally, our comprehensive report provides actionable insights and specific recommendations tailored to your unique needs. This report goes beyond merely identifying risks; it offers practical solutions and strategic advice on enhancing your fire safety measures, improving your emergency preparedness, and safeguarding your premises against the fire threat.

Our commitment to the PAS 79-2020 guidelines is a testament to our dedication to excellence in fire safety. By choosing Phoenix STS, you’re not just meeting regulatory requirements; you’re setting a benchmark for fire safety and protection in your organisation, ensuring the well-being of your people and the security of your property.

Evacuation Signage and Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan

We recognise the importance of clear evacuation routes and tailored Emergency Evacuation Plans in safeguarding individuals during fire incidents, so we integrate our Nursing Home Fire and Emergency Management System 1 into our comprehensive approach to Evacuation Signage and Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEPs). This system ensures that everyone within your premises, particularly in nursing homes where mobility and health conditions vary widely, can navigate safely and efficiently to the nearest internal assembly point or exit, regardless of location or personal circumstances. Our Nursing Home Fire and Emergency Management System 1 is designed to provide clear, intuitive guidance and support during an evacuation. It is an essential component of our strategy to enhance fire safety and emergency responsiveness in environments catering to vulnerable populations.

Evacuation Signage

Our evacuation signage service goes beyond the basic legal requirements. We provide apparent, intuitive signage solutions that guide occupants through the safest routes in an emergency. Recognising the diversity of facilities and their unique challenges, our team conducts thorough site assessments to determine the optimal placement for signs, ensuring visibility under various conditions, including power outages.

Our signs are designed to be universally understandable, incorporating symbols and directions that are easily interpreted at a glance. This is crucial for ensuring that when stress levels are high during an emergency, all occupants can quickly understand where they need to go without confusion.

Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEPs)

Recognising the individual needs of each occupant, Phoenix STS specialises in creating Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEPs). These plans are tailored to accommodate the specific requirements of people who may need additional assistance during an evacuation, including those with mobility impairments, hearing or visual impairments, or other conditions that could affect their ability to evacuate quickly and safely.

The development of a PEEP begins with a personal assessment, where we identify the individual’s specific needs and the best ways to meet those needs in an emergency. This plan includes identifying the safest evacuation routes, necessary assistance or equipment, and a designated safe assembly point. We aim to ensure everyone has a clear, actionable plan to evacuate the premises safely, regardless of their circumstances.

Phoenix STS aims to meet and exceed regulatory standards when creating evacuation signage and personal emergency evacuation plans. We provide our clients with peace of mind by knowing that their premises are equipped with a comprehensive, effective evacuation strategy tailored to the needs of all occupants. Our commitment to safety ensures that your organisation is prepared to protect everyone under your care in an emergency.

Bedroom and Compartment Fire Drills Form

Phoenix STS is dedicated to enhancing your organisation’s culture of safety and preparedness through our customised drills and comprehensive assessment forms. Recognising that each organisation has unique challenges and requirements, we tailor our drills to simulate real-life scenarios specific to your environment closely. This approach ensures that your team is familiar with the theoretical aspects of fire safety and proficient in executing these protocols under pressure.

Tailored Drills

Our tailored drills are designed to test and reinforce the effectiveness of your emergency response strategies. By simulating various fire scenarios, from contained fires to full-scale evacuation exercises, we provide a practical framework for your team to hone their response skills. These drills are crafted to address specific potential risks identified in your fire risk assessment, ensuring that your team is prepared for the most likely emergency scenarios.

Our expert tutors, who bring years of experience in fire safety and emergency management, guide the drills. Their insights are invaluable during these exercises. They provide immediate feedback and instruction to participants, maximising learning outcomes.

Comprehensive Assessment Forms

Complementing our tailored drills, Phoenix STS provides comprehensive assessment forms designed to evaluate your organisation’s readiness and response to fire emergencies meticulously. These forms are critical in identifying strengths and areas for improvement in your current fire safety protocols.

Following each drill, our assessment forms evaluate various aspects of the exercise, including the speed and efficiency of the evacuation process, the effectiveness of communication among team members, and the adequacy of the roles and responsibilities assigned to staff members. This evaluation process is essential for recognising potential gaps in your emergency preparedness and provides a foundation for ongoing improvement.

Fostering a Culture of Safety and Preparedness

Combining our tailored drills and comprehensive assessment forms is pivotal in fostering a culture of safety and preparedness within your organisation. By engaging your team in regular, realistic practice scenarios and critically evaluating their performance, Phoenix STS helps build confidence and competence in emergency response among your staff.

Our goal is to ensure that safety becomes an integral part of your organisation’s DNA, where every member is empowered and prepared to act decisively and effectively in the event of a fire. Through our customised approach, we help you comply with legal requirements and go a step further in safeguarding your most valuable assets—your people and your property.

Our tailored drills and assessment forms help you prepare and evaluate your organisation’s readiness, fostering a culture of safety and preparedness.

Safe Use of Personal Electrical Equipment Policy and Hot Work Control Policy

Our Safe Use of Personal Electrical Equipment Policy ensures a meticulous assessment of all personal devices brought into the workplace, establishing clear usage guidelines and maintenance protocols to prevent electrical hazards. Similarly, our Hot Work Control Policy introduces robust controls for activities generating heat or sparks, incorporating a permit-to-work system, specific area preparation measures, and detailed emergency procedures. These policies are crafted to protect your employees and premises and align with national safety standards, reinforcing a culture of safety and compliance across your organisation.

By partnering with Phoenix STS, your organisation gains access to our expertise in identifying potential hazards and developing targeted strategies to address them effectively. Our approach goes beyond mere compliance, aiming to instil a profound understanding of safety practices among your staff, thereby reducing the risk of accidents and ensuring a secure working environment. With Phoenix STS, you’re not just choosing a safety provider; you’re choosing a partner committed to safety excellence, equipped with the knowledge and experience to guide your organisation towards a safer, more compliant future. This partnership will enhance workplace safety and boost your organisation’s reputation as a safety-conscious entity.

Fire Detection & Alarm System Isolation Policy

Nursing Home Fire and Emergency Management System 1 integrates advanced fire detection with swift emergency response protocols. An essential Fire Detection & Alarm System Isolation Policy, meticulously crafted to ensure the continuous reliability and integrity of your fire detection and alarm systems. This policy provides comprehensive guidance on the appropriate procedures for temporarily isolating fire detection and alarm systems, a necessary practice for maintenance, testing, or responding to known false alarm triggers. Our policy emphasises the importance of minimising the duration of isolation to ensure maximum protection of your premises and its occupants. It outlines specific protocols for documenting the reasons for isolation, the personnel authorised to initiate and terminate it, and the communication procedures to inform all relevant parties about the system status.

The Fire Detection & Alarm System Isolation Policy developed by Phoenix STS is designed to mitigate risks associated with system downtime while ensuring that any necessary isolation is managed safely, effectively, and in compliance with national fire safety regulations. By implementing this policy, your organisation will benefit from a structured approach to maintaining your fire detection and alarm systems, ensuring they are operational when needed. Our policy guidance includes regular review and testing schedules to verify system functionality and responsiveness, reinforcing your commitment to safety and compliance. With Phoenix STS, you gain the assurance that your fire detection and alarm systems are managed with the utmost care and professionalism, safeguarding your assets and ensuring the well-being of your employees, residents and visitors.

External Contractors and In-House Maintenance Fire Safety Policy

Our comprehensive External Contractors and In-House Maintenance Fire Safety Policy, incorporating the Nursing Home Fire and Emergency Management System 1, is designed to enhance your fire safety framework by effectively managing the risks associated with maintenance operations conducted by in-house teams and external contractors. This policy ensures that all maintenance work, often involving tasks that could potentially compromise fire safety measures, is carried out with the highest safety and compliance standards, specifically tailored to the unique needs of nursing homes.

Integrating the Nursing Home Fire and Emergency Management System 1 into our policy meticulously outlines the procedures for vetting and selecting contractors with proven expertise and a strong safety record in fire safety practices, including specific considerations relevant to the nursing home sector. It specifies the need for detailed risk assessments before the commencement of any work, ensuring that all potential fire hazards are identified and mitigated with a focus on the vulnerabilities unique to nursing home environments. The policy emphasises the importance of continuous training and awareness programs for in-house maintenance operations, equipping staff with the knowledge and skills to perform their duties without jeopardising fire safety protocols, guided by the comprehensive framework provided by the Nursing Home Fire and Emergency Management System 1.

Additionally, the policy establishes clear lines of communication between all parties involved, ensuring that fire safety considerations, as outlined in the Nursing Home Fire and Emergency Management System 1, are integrated into every stage of maintenance planning and execution. By adopting Phoenix STS’s External Contractors and In-House Maintenance Fire Safety Policy, including the Nursing Home Fire and Emergency Management System 1, your organisation will reinforce its commitment to maintaining a safe environment and ensuring adherence to regulatory standards, minimising the risk of fire incidents. This policy is an essential tool in your fire safety management strategy, providing a systematic approach to managing the complexities associated with maintenance activities and safeguarding your premises against fire-related risks, with a tailored focus on the specific needs of nursing homes.

Online Fire Safety Register

An innovative Online Fire Safety Register, a cutting-edge digital solution designed to streamline managing and documenting all fire safety-related activities and compliance records. This intuitive online platform is a central repository for your organisation’s fire safety information, including risk assessments, equipment maintenance logs, training records, and compliance certificates. By transitioning to this digital format, your organisation will enhance its ability to quickly access and review critical fire safety documentation, ensuring that all practices are up-to-date and in line with regulatory requirements.

The Online Fire Safety Register simplifies monitoring compliance and tracking the completion of necessary fire safety tasks. It provides real-time updates and reminders for upcoming inspections, maintenance schedules, and training sessions, reducing the risk of oversight or non-compliance. This digital tool is tailored to support a proactive approach to fire safety management, allowing for accessible information sharing with relevant stakeholders and regulatory bodies as needed. Implementing Phoenix STS’s Online Fire Safety Register will bolster your fire safety framework and demonstrate a commitment to maintaining the highest safety and compliance standards through advanced technology.

Emergency Response Plan

We specialise in developing comprehensive Emergency Response Plans, including our Nursing Home Fire and Emergency Management System 1, to meet your organisation’s unique needs and characteristics. Recognising that each facility, especially nursing homes, has specific challenges and requirements, our emergency response plans, notably the Nursing Home Fire and Emergency Management System 1, are designed to provide a structured and effective methodology for responding to fire emergencies. This ensures the safety and well-being of all occupants, with a particular focus on the vulnerabilities present in nursing home environments.

Our approach to creating your Emergency Response Plan is thorough. We begin with meticulously assessing your premises, evaluating factors such as layout, occupancy, fire hazards, and existing safety measures. This detailed evaluation lets us fully understand your environment’s complexities and devise practical and effective strategies, integrating the robust framework of the Nursing Home Fire and Emergency Management System 1. The plan includes detailed procedures for evacuation, communication, and assembly point coordination, ensuring that in the event of a fire, actions are taken swiftly and efficiently to minimise risk and safeguard lives. Our dedicated focus on systems like the Nursing Home Fire and Emergency Management System 1 demonstrates our commitment to setting the highest emergency preparedness and response standards.

Why Choose Phoenix STS?

At Phoenix STS, we understand the critical importance of fire safety and emergency preparedness. Our team of experts, leveraging years of experience and a deep understanding of Ireland’s regulatory landscape, is dedicated to providing solutions that meet legal requirements and offer peace of mind.

Did you know we also provide equipment finance plans?


When you choose this system, you can rest easy with:

  • HIQA fire safety documentation compliance.
  • Fire Service documentation compliance.
  • Discounts on training courses.
  • Bespoke documentation.
  • 24 hours access to a secure online portal.
  • FREE updates because of new legislation.
  • Unlimited phone support.
  • Price match guarantee.
  • Interest free fixed price for up to 3 years.
  • Simple payment plans.
  • Optional finance plan available on equipment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I trust the safety advice and training I receive?
Simply put, yes. All of our training staff are experienced in fire safety and health & safety within residential care settings, so you’re in very safe hands. We also carry professional indemnity insurance and ensure that every member of our team has completed:  
  • QQI Level 7 or higher in their subject matter
  • Train-the-Trainer QQI Level 6 or higher
  • People Moving & Handling Instructor Course
  • Evacuation Aid Instructor Course
  • Infection Control Course
  • Safeguarding Adults Course
Do you offer payment plans?

Yes, we offer interest-free monthly payment plans so that you can meet HIQA fire & safety standards (regulations 26 & 28) as quickly and as smoothly as possible. Learn more about the benefits of our payment plans and how they can be customised here.

Do you provide equipment financing?

Yes, we offer equipment financing through GRENKE lease agreements, so you can quickly acquire the equipment your nursing home needs to meet HIQA fire & safety standards (regulations 26 & 28). To learn more, simply click here [Driving to Equipment Financing subpage] or get in touch [Driving to Contact page] with an expert member of our team today.

What if I lose my safety documentation?

With our Paperless Document Portal, you can easily find all of your course history, fire & safety documentation and more in one convenient and secure place.

To learn more, simply click here. [Driving to Paperless Portal subpage]

How do the Phoenix STS team maintain hygiene standards between site visits?

We know how important hygiene is when running a residential care facility. That’s why our team sanitises all equipment carried between nursing homes using an Ozone santisation unit, which is installed in every van. They also wear the highest quality PPE to ensure the safety of your staff and residents above all else.

Want To Know More?

We are always available to engage in detailed discussions about your specific safety requirements, offer professional advice, and help you navigate the complexities of compliance with Irish safety regulations.