Nursing Home Fire Safety Training

Our Nursing Home Fire Safety Training course equips participants with critical fire safety skills; the hands-on approach ensures staff are thoroughly prepared for real-life fire emergencies.

Nursing home staff attending fire safety training course.

Nursing Home Fire Safety Training

Welcome to Phoenix Safety Training Services, a leading authority in fire safety for Ireland’s nursing home sector. Our comprehensive Fire Safety and Risk Management Training program, specifically designed for Irish residential care facilities and elder care homes, focuses on critical aspects like emergency evacuation procedures, fire hazard assessment, and adherence to Ireland’s Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) fire safety standards. Our Nursing Home Fire Safety Training course is 80% practical and offers an interactive, hands-on experience essential for ensuring the safety of residents and staff in care settings. The Nursing Home Fire Safety Training course provides training on evacuation equipment such as Ski Evacuation Sheets and Ski Pads and also includes training on portable fire extinguishers.

Product Information DVD Only

A product information DVD is available;  it is not intended to substitute for training, as no DVD can correct handling errors or bad habits.

What Sets Us Apart?

  • Ireland-Specific Focus: Tailored training that understands and addresses Irish nursing home’s specific fire safety needs.
  • Regulation Compliance: Aligning with Ireland’s HIQA standards, our course is up to date with the latest fire safety regulations, ensuring your facility remains compliant.
  • Practical, Hands-On Training: Emphasising practical skills, our course ensures staff in nursing homes are well-prepared for real-world scenarios.

Course Relevance to HIQA Regulations and Staff Assessment

Independently complementing our fire safety awareness course, staff undergo rigorous, timed compartment fire drills. These drills are crucial for demonstrating compliance with Regulation 28 Fire Safety (HIQA). Our course aligns with the “Fire Safety Handbook A Guide For Providers and Staff of Designated Centres” published by HIQA on 18 Sep 2023.

Importance of Staff Training in Fire Safety

Staff knowledge and training in reducing fire risks and implementing fire procedures are essential for the safety of everyone in the nursing home, from residents to visitors. This involves not only understanding potential hazards but also effectively managing emergencies. Daily awareness of fire safety measures, including regular checks of fire alarms and safety equipment, is as crucial as structured emergency training. Our comprehensive course ensures staff are adept in fire prevention, detection, and swift evacuation processes. By fostering a culture of safety and preparedness, we aim to significantly reduce the risk of fatal incidents and enhance overall safety in the nursing home. Additionally, our training incorporates the latest fire safety technologies and methodologies, ensuring your team is equipped with up-to-date knowledge and skills.

Course Details and Additional Training Opportunities

Rescue training dummies are utilised for optimal safety during the evacuation equipment training. For staff needing further instruction post-course, we offer the Nursing Home Fire Safety Manager Training Course. This course prepares you to be a central figure in fire safety within the Nursing Home, with access to expert advice from a Fire Safety Engineer.

Comprehensive Emergency Management Systems

Our Nursing Home Emergency Management Systems cover all facets of fire safety, health & safety, and emergency management in nursing homes. We believe in a tailored approach to ensure your staff are prepared to handle emergencies effectively.

Authorised Training Provider

Authorised Training on Ski Evacuation Products for Hospital Aids and on the Elite Emergency Evacuation Chair for Exitmaster

Course Aims and Objectives

  • Provide comprehensive fire safety training to healthcare staff.
  • Ensure the safety of staff, residents, and visitors.
  • Equip staff with skills for safe evacuation in fire emergencies.
  • Maintain consistent fire safety procedures in the nursing home.
  • Comply with Regulation 28 Fire Safety (HIQA).

Target Audience

This course is intended for all staff working within a nursing home.

Staff Pre-Course Requirements

  • Fluency in English.
  • Suitable clothing for practical training.
  • Disclosure of relevant medical conditions that would make it unsafe to partake in the practical modules of the training course.
  • Pre-requisite training in manual handling and people moving for specific modules. Where you are not trained in people moving, the senior clinical person will advise you on how to assist during a live incident.

Training Area Requirements

  • The centre must provide suitable training areas in line with government guidelines on the management of COVID-19.
  • The centre will be required to supply equipment on-site for this training (profiling beds, including bed linen).
  • Where the building has multiple stories, the bedroom for the evacuation training should be as close as possible to a lift and the stairwell to facilitate the movement of the training dummy.

Course Programme

  • Fire safety classroom presentation
  • Walk and talk fire safety orientation
  • Practical use of portable fire extinguishers
  • Practical evacuation equipment training

Our Tutors

Our tutors are experienced in providing fire safety information in a healthcare 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 nursing home. All our tutors are in professional bodies such as NAHFO, IFE, IOSH, IIESMS, IIRSM, IHEEM, and L&DI. Our tutors are qualified as People Moving and Handling and Evacuation Equipment Instructors and are Infection Control and Safeguarding Adults Qualified.

Training Methods

  • PowerPoint presentation (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 and evacuation equipment.

Assessment and Certification

  • Assessment on the use of evacuation equipment and portable fire extinguishers.
  • Completion of a fire drill.
  • Phoenix STS Training certificate valid for one year, specific to the training centre.

Maximum Number of Learners

Limited to 12 learners per course for effective skills training.


Approximately 3 hours with a mix of clinical and non-clinical staff.

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