Fire Safety

A course on the basics of fire safety suitable for anyone employed in a care setting


What you will cover

  • The science behind the fire including: how fires start, the fire tetrahedron
  • Identify the sources of fuel and ignition
  • How fires spread - convection, conduction and radiation
  • Fire prevention - risk assessments, things you can do every day, workplace prevention
  • Fire detection - alarms, signs, notices, fire exit signs, equipment and access
  • Legislation and regulations - Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
  • What to do in the event of a fire - how to check for fire, fighting fires, fire extinguishers
  • The effects of smoke
  • Evacuation and Exit - fire doors, emergency routes, exits, Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEP)
  • Risks associated with evacuation in care homes
  • Evacuation strategies - single stage, progressive horizontal and delayed
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