The Nursing Home Fire Safety Procedures Course will provide learners with the knowledge on the procedures to be followed in a nursing home in the event of an outbreak of fire, including the use of evacuation aids such as Ski Evacuation Sheets and Ski Pads. The course also trains staff on the safe use of portable fire extinguishers. Independent of the course staff are assessed completing timed or compartment fire drills.
Evacuation training is conducted using our evacuation aids; this ensures your equipment is not damaged when staff are training on evacuation procedures. Rescue training dummies are used for the safety of staff and to encourage maximum participation in all drills.
All staff working in a Nursing Home
The course is 80% practical and delivered over three modules
All our tutors have completed:
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 residential care setting.
The course assesses learners with question and answer sessions, in the safe use of evacuation aids, and the correct selection and use of portable fire extinguishers.
This course is predominantly practical and is limited to 12 learners
Educational and professional qualification
Quality / Presentation / Knowledge
Since the amendments of 2003 to the Fire Services Act 1981, and the requirements of the Safety Health and Welfare At Work Act 2005 the Fire Service is no longer obliged to provide a “complete evacuation service” for premises placing the onus upon the person with responsibility for the management of fire safety within the organisation. Within a nursing home, this responsibility lies with the Person in Charge (PIC).
Everyone has to have the same right of evacuation in an emergency, and the responsibility to ensure this is in place falls upon the person having the responsibility for the management of fire safety within the organisation. Within a nursing home, this responsibility lies with the Person in Charge (PIC).
Under Section 19 of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, every employer shall identify hazards, assess risks and have a written risk assessment, including any unusual or other risks. A training programme must be delivered that as far as reasonably practicable, the risks identified in a risk assessment are either eliminated or reduced to an acceptable level.