Disability Services Fire Safety Management Course

Our 2 day course is highly interactive and will provide learners with a responsibility for Fire Safety Management within Disability Services to manage fire safety and meet with all fire safety statutory prov

Disability Services Fire Safety Management Course

As the Fire Safety Manager, you will be a focal point for all fire safety matters within the unit. The role does not necessitate the duty holder to possess fire safety competencies provided that they have sufficient access to competent fire safety advice from a Fire Safety Consultant. This course will enable you to fulfil your role competently and have suitable support structures in place.

The course instructor will detail all the essential duties and roles of a Fire Safety Manager such as;

  • The key steps in fire safety management
  • Understanding Evacuation types such as single stage, progressive horizontal, vertical and delayed evacuation
  • The evacuation of residents with limited mobility
  • Management and staff responsibilities
  • What is the meaning of a designated area
  • The steps to take to put an Emergency Management System in place
  • Dealing with outside contractors and controlling of Hot Work Permits

The course is conducted in accordance with;

  • Health Act 2007 (Care and Support of Residents in Designated Centres for persons (children and adults) with Disabilities) Regulations 2013
  • Health Technical Memorandum (Department of Health U.K.)
  • Fire Services Act 1981 (2003)
  • Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005

Course Aims

  • To provide training to individuals who intend to take on the role of Fire Safety Manager
  • To enable the Fire Safety Manager to fulfil their role effectively
  • Know the steps to take in the event of a fire

Course Objectives

  • To know how to effectively manage evacuation from a Disability Services Unit
  • To ensure adequate fire safety procedures are in place and maintained at all times
  • To manage fire safety effectively
  • To give the Fire Safety Manager the knowledge in the safe use of evacuation aids and portable fire extinguishers
  • To ensure the Fire Safety Manager knows the steps to follow in a fire emergency
  • To raise the Fire Safety Manager’s awareness in the prevention of fire occuring

Who Should Attend This Course?

  • Fire Safety Managers
  • Registered Provider
  • The person in Charge
  • Clinical Nurse Manager
  • Staff Nurse
  • Senior Care Assistant
  • Maintenance Manager
  • Health and Safety Manager
  • Training, Quality, Accreditation and Risk Managers
  • Human Resources Managers

Pre-Course Requirements

English is the language in which training is delivered, and learners must have fluency in English
Please let us know if learners have any specific learner requirements

Course Programme

  • Fire and Safety Legislation (Fire Services Act 1981 (2003)
  • Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005)
  • Health Act 2007 (Care and Support of Residents in Designated Centres for persons (children and adults) with Disabilities) Regulations 2013
  • HIQA Thematic Programme Fire Compliance Inspection
  • Emergency Management System and Fire Safety Audit
  • Management Responsibilities and the Role of the Fire Safety Manager
  • Staff Training and Record Keeping
  • Chemistry, Spread and Classes of fire
  • Portable Fire Extinguishers and Fixed Firefighting Systems
  • Fire Detection and Alarm Systems
  • Fire Prevention and Fire Safety with Oxygen
  • Compartmentation, Escape Routes and Fire Doors
  • Fires Involving Clothing
  • Emergency Procedures, Evacuation Types and Phases of Evacuation
  • Fire Safety Signs, Notices and Evacuation Floor Plans
  • Action to Take in the Event of a Fire or on Hearing the Fire Alarm
  • Assisting the Fire Brigade
  • Evacuation Aids

Our Tutors

All our tutors hold a minimum QQI Level 8 in their subject matter, a Train the Trainer QQI Level 6 or higher and are also Evacuation Aid Instructors. The tutor working with your staff is experienced in healthcare fire safety and will detail all the essential duties and roles of staff within a disability care setting.

Training Methods

  • Classroom-based power-point presentation
  • Workshops
  • Assessment
  • Learners will be required to actively participate in workshops


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Course Materials

Course Handouts

Maximum Number of Learners



2 Days


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