Basic Fire Safety Awareness for Care Homes

Basic Fire Safety Awareness for Care Homes

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This Basic Fire Safety Awareness for Care Homes course meets The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 regulation in the United Kingdom & recognised internationally.

Approved by CPD, IIRSM, Gatehouse Awards, & IOSH

The Basic Fire Safety Awareness for Care Homes requires tailoring specifically for employees that work in care homes. This course aims to provide all staff members with adequate training in fire awareness to comply with the current legislation, The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

As a Care Home, fire safety awareness is of utmost importance. The safety and well-being of the residents in your care are paramount, which is why ensuring that your staff are well-versed in fire safety practices is crucial.

To comply with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, all employers, including Care Homes, must provide adequate fire safety training. This training should cover all aspects of fire safety, including prevention, detection, and response.

Our online fire safety training courses have been specifically designed to meet the needs of Care Homes. Our courses cover the essential aspects of fire safety, including the chemistry of fire, common causes of fire, and the basic safety features of buildings. The course also introduces fire extinguishers and explains the appropriate steps to take in a fire emergency.

By completing our fire safety training courses, your staff will have the knowledge and skills to prevent fires, detect them early, and respond appropriately in a fire emergency. This will help ensure the safety and well-being of your residents and staff.

Moreover, our courses are cost-effective for Care Homes to meet their legal obligation to provide fire safety training to their employees. Our training is available online, making it easily accessible to your staff, and can be completed at their own pace.

 

This Basic Fire Safety Awareness for Care Homes online course is approved by: 

 CPD certification service :

The CPD certification service helps organisations to formalise their expertise into a structured and recognised approach in learning. This conforms the course content is alilgned to the universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

Gatehouse Awards Ltd. : 

It is an industry leading Awarding Organisation recognised by Ofqaul. Approval from Gatehouse Awards Ltd. ensures that the course and the qualification is regulated by Ofqual in the UKrecognised by employers, government authorities and universities worldwide. It also suggests that the course content is valid, reliable and consistent, conforming to the highest quality standards. It recognises that the course contains clear and easily understandable delivery instructions and guidance.
 

IIRSM:

International Institute of Risk and Safety Management(IIRSM)is an independent professional membership organisation for those managing risks of all forms as a part of their job role. The organisation works with representatives from all risk disciplines from compliance, environmental management, health and safety, insurance, quality management and more. They work by championoing risk management through setting standards, providing practical education, training, advice and resources.

IOSH:

 

IOSH, or the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, is a professional body that accredits health and safety professionals and promotes safety and well-being in the workplace. As an accrediting organisation, IOSH is critical in ensuring that health and safety professionals are trained to the highest standards and adhere to best practices.

IOSH provides a range of certifications and training courses to individuals seeking to become health and safety professionals, as well as to existing professionals seeking to expand their knowledge and skills. IOSH certifications are recognised worldwide and are highly regarded in the field of occupational safety and health.
IOSH’s importance as an accrediting organisation lies in its ability to ensure that health and safety professionals meet certain standards of knowledge, skills, and expertise. This ensures that workplaces are safe and healthy for employees, visitors, and the public.
Regulatory bodies and government agencies also recognise IOSH’s role in promoting workplace safety and well-being. For example, IOSH works closely with the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE), providing advice and guidance to help businesses comply with health and safety regulations.

 

  • Define common causes of fire and how to reduce risks

  • Understand fire chemistry and its ability to spread through four specific methods

  • Recognise the dangers of smoke

  • Identify fire safety features and understand their prevention, management, and evacuation roles.

  • Understand the risks to consider when discovering a fire

  • Recognise different fire extinguishers and when to use them

This Basic Fire Safety Awareness Course is suitable for:

The Fire Safety Awareness course for Care Homes is suitable for all staff working in a Care Home setting, including caregivers, nurses, administrators, maintenance personnel, and other support staff. The course is designed to provide essential fire safety training to employees working with vulnerable individuals, including those with mobility issues, dementia, and other medical conditions.

The course is suitable for new and existing employees, as it covers the basics of fire safety and specific fire risks and evacuation procedures for Care Homes. By completing this course, employees will have the knowledge and skills to prevent fires, detect them early, and respond appropriately in a fire emergency.

All staff in a Care Home needs to have a solid understanding of fire safety awareness, as it is crucial for the safety and well-being of the residents and the staff. The Fire Safety Awareness course for Care Homes is a cost-effective way for employers to meet their legal obligation to provide fire safety training to their employees and ensure their staff is well-equipped to handle any fire emergency.

In a Care Home setting, staff must have a solid understanding of fire safety awareness to ensure the safety and well-being of both the residents and the staff. This Fire Safety Awareness course for Care Homes is designed to provide essential fire safety training over six modules explicitly tailored for the unique risks and challenges faced in a Care Home setting.

Module 1: Understanding Fire

This module explains the fire triangle, fuel types, and stages, providing essential knowledge for preventing and handling fires. It covers the unique fire risks associated with caring for vulnerable individuals, including those with mobility issues, dementia, and other medical conditions.

Module 2: Common Causes of Fire

This module covers the causes of Fire, including electrical faults, human error, and combustible materials. It equips learners with the knowledge to identify and eliminate potential fire hazards in the Care Home setting. It explains how fires start and the necessary component for a fire to take hold, including risks posed by smoke.

Module 3: Safety Features in Care Homes

This module explores the Basic Safety Features in Care Homes, including fire doors, extinguishers, and alarm systems. It teaches learners how to use these features effectively and how they can contribute to a safe Care Home environment in the event of a fire.

Module 4: Fire Extinguishers in Care Homes

This module looks at different types of fire extinguishers and when they are used in a Care Home setting. Understanding the differences between various fire extinguishers is essential to tackle a blaze. It covers the different types of extinguishers and explains what fires they can be used on in a Care Home environment.

Module 5: Evacuation Procedures in Care Homes

This module focuses on Evacuation Procedures in Care Homes. It covers essential topics like evacuation plans, communication during a fire emergency, and first aid, preparing learners to respond quickly and safely to a fire emergency in a Care Home setting.

Module 6: Final Assessment

This module tests participants’ understanding of the previous modules and assesses their knowledge of fire safety and prevention in a Care Home setting. Completing this module confirms learners’ competence in essential fire safety awareness for Care Homes.

 

At the end of the course there is a multiple-choice exam. The required pass mark for all modules is 70%. It is essential to achieve the requried pass mark to issue a certificate.

Retake information :

You will be given 3 attempts at each module. If a module is failed on the third attempt,
it will become locked and you need to contact us for the module to be
unlocked again. You are only permitted up to 3 extra attempts per
course.

You can take the exam up to 3 times, and if not successful, should repay the course fee and start again.

Course Duration:

60 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off.

It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).

 
After successful completion ofthe course the learner will achieve a Certification of Completion from Course Central and Achievement Certificate.
 
Your can order printed course certificate to be delivered by post.  Once successfully the order is placed you can expect the certificates to arrive within 5-7 working days in UK and Europe. For rest of the world it can take upto 12 working days.
 
 

 

This entirely online course can be accessed from any device with the following system specifications:

    Browser: Up to date web browser
    • Video: Up to date video drivers

    • Memory: 1Gb+ RAM

    • Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)

 

Try before you buy

You can always check the first module of our course for free

Course FAQ

An approved course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Approved courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification. However, the Certificate of Completion and Transcript for the course showing the awarding body’s logo  confirms that you have the best knowledge and skill for the job role.

 

There are no prerequisites for this course. However, it is advised have at least Level 1 understanding for a Level 2 course  and  a Level 2 understanding for a Level 3 course. This helps to contextualise the content delivered through the course and ensure effective learning.

Having a minimum literacy, numeracy, English  as the course content in mainly in Enfglish.

A basic understanding of how to use a website through your device to access, attend and complete assessments will benefit the user.

 

Your course will be assigned to you within 24 hours upon successful completion of your purchase.

CPD is your Continuous Professional Development, an investment you make in yourself. It helps to keep your skills and knowledge up to date to prepare yourself for the greater responsibilities you want. We have a range of CPD courses for you to complete online.

Once you achive 70% pass mark for all modules you’ll be able to see your digital certificate straightaway. We can email you the digital certificate within 24 hours. It is essential to achieve the requried pass mark to issue a certificate.

You can take the exam up to 3 times, and if not successful, should repay the course fee and start again.

We also have option for you to order printed course certificate to be delivered by post to your work or home address.  Once successfully the order is placed you can expect the certificates to arrive within 5-7 working days in UK and Europe. For rest of the world it can take upto 12 working days.

You can always buy this course for your team members. Please let us know about your business training needs. You also gift this course to your family and friends. Just let us know after successful purchase of the course.

This course will aid refresher training. It will give evidence of an understanding for staff induction. It will evidence awareness and improve your knowledge supporting your current skillset.

How this course works?

Step 1: Purchase and payment
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Step 2: Course Access

Upon successful payment, please look for an email from [email protected] for your course access detail. For single-course purchases, you'll have unique access details. When you purchase more courses, they will be added to your account.
If you purchase multiple courses for your team, all the access details will be emailed to the team members.

Step 3: Certificate

Once you complete your course, you'll receive a PDF certificate instantly. However, you can order the printed certificate, and we will send a hard copy of your certificate to your UK postal address. This might take 5-7 working days, although we will try to deliver it as soon as possible.

Please note: if your company pays by invoice, we can only issue certificates after your order has been fully paid.

Step 4: Support

Our friendly Learner support team is happy to help at any stage of your course. Call us on 0203 488 1760 (Mon - Fri: 10 pm - 4 pm | Excluding Bank Holidays) or contact [email protected]. Alternatively, have a look into our support page for useful information and guidance to complete your course.

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