Practical Fire Safety

Half day course designed for the Care environment

Why is this practical Fire Safety training important?

The training will cover recent guidance from the National Fire Chiefs Council and Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service “Fire Safety in Specialised Housing”.

Compliance under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (FSO) which requires the ‘responsible person’ (employer, occupier or owner) to 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 safety course.

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 fire safety legislation and recent guidance by providing essential knowledge and confidence about practical fire safety, to help understand how to prevent a fire from starting as well as what realistic actions to take if a fire does break out.

 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 £50 (plus VAT) per person. Discounts are available for group bookings.

Wednesday 5th September AM

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Wednesday 14th November PM

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To book a place please click on the links above or, for more information, please email or phone 01473 407330.