Practical Fire Safety

Half day course designed for volunteers, family and professional carers.

Why is this practical Fire Safety training important? The training is inline with recent guidance from the National Fire Chiefs Council and Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service, “Fire Safety in Specialised Housing”. In order to comply with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (FSO), the ‘responsible person’ (employer, occupier or owner) should take reasonable steps to reduce the risk from fire and ensure safe escape. Skills for Care fire safety guidance, BS 9999:2008 code of practice, annual fire training, and parts of standard 13 of the Care Certificate will also be covered on this essential fire safety course. We look at how fires may start and what to do in the event of a fire.

Who needs this training? Anyone working in a care environment including family carers and volunteers.  Practical fire safety for home carers is designed to help an organisation to meet its duties under current legislation and recent guidance. The course  provides essential knowledge and builds confidence about practical fire safety.  

Learning outcomes

  • Understanding fire and dangers
  • Examining fire scenarios
  • Fire evacuation procedures
  • Practical use of fire extinguishers
How long is the course?
The Practical Fire Safety course is a half day, 3 hour, course. AM starts at 0930 and ends at 1230, PM starts at 1.30 and finishes at 4.30
Are there any entry requirements?
No, but you should be to move freely for the practical elements of the course.
How is the course assessed?
There is no formal assessment, exercises and activities will be given during the session.
Do I need to bring anything?
We supply tea, coffee and biscuits but if you need more there is a cafe on site where you can buy drinks and snacks.
What does it cost?
The cost is £35 per person. Group bookings start at £190 for up to 6 people.


         This course is available to book for groups of 6 or more.

It can be held at Felaw Maltings in Ipswich or at your establishment.

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