Fire Safety in Intellectual Disability Services

The Fire Safety in Intellectual Disability Services is a highly interactive fire safety awareness training course.

Fire Safety in Intellectual Disability Services

The Fire Safety in Intellectual Disability Services course is designed to equip staff members with the necessary knowledge and skills to ensure all individuals’ safety during a fire. As a disability service provider, it is crucial to have a fire safety plan that considers the unique needs of individuals with disabilities. This course covers the basic principles of fire safety, the steps involved and when reacting to an emergency such as a fire.

Our course is specifically tailored to the needs of day centres, where individuals may have varying levels of mobility, cognitive ability, and communication skills. We understand that each individual has unique needs, and we aim to provide practical and relevant information that can be applied in day-to-day operations.

Our experienced tutors use various teaching methods, including interactive presentations, group discussions, and practical demonstrations. As a result, learners will leave the course with a solid understanding of fire safety and the confidence to implement fire safety measures in their workplace.

Investing in fire safety training is crucial for the well-being and safety of staff and individuals living with disabilities. We are committed to providing high-quality training that meets the needs of disability service providers, and we look forward to working with you to ensure the safety of your workplace.

The course is conducted in accordance with the following;

  • Health Act 2007 (Care and Support of Residents in Designated Centres for Persons (Children and Adults)with Disabilities) Regulations 2013
  • Fire Services Act 1981 (2003)
  • Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005

Course Aims

  • To provide staff fire safety training.
  • To ensure the safety of staff, service users and visitors.
  • The prevention of fire in Day Centres.

Course Objectives

  • To enable staff to fulfil their role effectively.
  • To ensure staff know the steps to follow in a fire emergency.
  • To ensure adequate fire safety procedures are in place and maintained at all times.
  • To raise staff awareness in the prevention of fire occurring.
  • To train staff in the safe use of portable fire extinguishers.

Who Should Attend this Course?

All staff working in Day Centres.

Pre-Course Requirements

  • English is the language in which training is delivered, and learners must have fluency in English.
  • Learners should wear appropriate clothing for an interactive and practical course.
  • Please inform the tutor of any medical condition you may have if you feel relevant to the training, particularly the practical work.
  • Staff must be trained in manual handling to practice operating portable fire extinguishers.
  • The centre must provide suitable training areas per government guidelines on managing covid-19.

Our Tutors

Our tutors are experienced in providing fire safety information in a care setting. They will outline the staff’s duties and roles in preventing fire and what actions are necessary to respond to a fire within a Day Centre. All our tutors hold a minimum or equivalent;

  • QQI Level 7 and/or equivalent membership of a professional body
  • Train-the-Trainer QQI Level 6 or higher
  • People Moving Instructor Qualified
  • Evacuation Aid Instructor Qualified
  • Infection Control Qualified
  • Safeguarding Adults Qualified
  • Safeguarding Children Qualified

Course Programme

  • Module 1 – Fire safety classroom presentation
  • Module 3 – Walk and talk fire safety site awareness
  • Module 2 – Practical use of fire extinguishers

Training Methods

  • PowerPoint presentations (the theory element of the course can be provided by remote learning or face-to-face training) followed by question-and-answer sessions.
  • Demonstration and practice with portable fire extinguishers.


Through question-and-answer sessions, learners are assessed on the course information and the correct selection and use of portable fire extinguishers.


  • Phoenix STS Training certificate.
  • The certificate will be valid for one (1) year.
  • Please note that fire training is non-transferable, so this certificate is relevant to the centre where the training was provided only.

Maximum Number of Learners

The course is limited to 10 learners per training session.


  • 2 x 1.5-hours (Half-day)
    • 09:00 to 13:00 or 13:00 to 17:00
  • 3 x 1.5-hours (Full-day)
    • 09:00 to 17:00

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