Fire Safety in Care Homes

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In our Fire Safety in Care Homes course you will consider that the fire safety arrangements that are required are determined by the results of the fire risk assessment, as well as learning that fire safety arrangements are part of a company’s fire safety policy and management plan.

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All about this Fire Safety in Care Homes course

Throughout this course, you will be introduced to the importance of Fire Safety in Care Homes and who has the legal responsibility for fire safety within a care home setting.

You will learn about the two main types of care homes and that they are both establishments that provide professional care to a wide range of people, of all different ages.

You will acknowledge that it is vital to understand the type of care home, the type of premises and the different groups of people it will cater for when looking at fire safety.

You will learn that the responsible person who is in charge of all fire safety arrangements within the premises must be named.

They have a duty to protect anyone who is lawfully on the premises and could be at risk in a fire, e.g. employees, agency workers, residents, family members, contractors and others.

You will acknowledge the fire safety laws, legislations and regulations associated with fire safety in care homes.

You will consider that a fire risk assessment (FRA) is a methodical practical exercise, which looks at the care home premises, the activities within and the type of occupants.

It considers the hazards that could start a fire on the premises, the likelihood of a fire occurring and the harm it could cause. It is essentially an evaluation of risk.

At the end of this Fire Safety in Care Homes course you will learn that residents should be given information on the care homes fire safety rules and should be encouraged to assist in fire prevention.

You will also take a look at a fire warden’s role in preventing fires and protecting people if a fire does occur. As well as looking at fire safety tests, checks and inspections and how these can be recorded.

In order to complete the course, you must achieve 80% or more in the final multiple choice quiz.

You will earn 3 CPD points on completion of the course, this course will take around 3 hours to complete and the certificate will last for two years.

  • Fully CPD registered
  • Completed online with instant downloadable certificate
  • In depth detail covering the types of fires and the types of fire extinguishers
  • Suitable for fire wardens and the responsible person in a care setting
  • Fully printed certificate posted next day
  • Complete the online multiple choice assessment as many times as you need to pass

Units covered

  • Unit 1 – Introduction to fire safety – In this unit, you will be introduced to the different types of residential care home. You will look at what fire safety is and will consider why it is important. You will look into fire safety laws and will learn about some of the enforcement action that can result from non-compliance. Finally, you will look at some examples of fire incidents in care homes and some prosecution cases.
  • Unit 2 – Fire hazards – In this unit, you will be introduced to the potential fire hazards that can arise in a residential care home. You will look at the fire triangle, sources of heat, fuel and oxygen and causes of fires in care homes. You will consider the types of fire, the different stages and how it can spread in a building. Finally, you will look at fire safety in laundry areas and kitchens. You will also learn about medical oxygen safety and arson prevention.
  • Unit 3 – Fire risk assessments – In this unit, you will be introduced to what a fire risk assessment is and will consider why it is important. You will look at who is responsible for fire risk assessments in residential care homes and will consider what makes a suitable and sufficient risk assessment. You will look at who is competent to complete a fire risk assessment and will explore the five steps to risk assessment.
  • Unit 4 – Fire protective measures – In this unit, you will be introduced to what fire safety arrangements are and the legal requirements. You will explore some examples of preventive and protective measures that can be adopted to reduce the risk of fire. You will look at a fire warden’s role in preventing fires and protecting people if a fire does occur. Finally, you will look at fire safety tests, checks and inspections and how these can be recorded.
  • Unit 5- Emergency procedures and responsibilities – In this unit, you will look at why fire is an emergency and why emergency procedures are required. You will learn about Fire Emergency Evacuation Plans (FEEPs) and Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEPs). You will look at some of the actions that should be taken in the event of a fire. Finally, you will learn about the importance of fire drills.
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“The learner is able to take a break and go back to the training at any time. The certificate is easy to download and a printed version is also posted to the learner. The quiz at the end really tests the learner’s knowledge to evidence they have learnt what is expected.”

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Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about this course and others that we offer. If you still have any questions, simply contact our course advisors on 0800 077 3063 or email

How long does the course take to complete?

This course takes a few hours to complete and you can do this without any restrictions. This means you can buy the course and start at any time. You can also begin your learning, stop and come back to the course to pick up where you left off.

Is this Fire Safety in Care Homes course accredited?

Yes the course is fully accredited through the CPD Certification Service. They review all of our content to check for quality, depth and that the material is fully up-to-date. Each year our membership with the service is renewed and all courses are thoroughly checked prior to being accredited.

Will I get a certificate when I finish?

Yes, as soon as you finish this course you can immediately download a PDF version of your personalised certificate. We also then send a fully printed copy to you by first class post.

How long does the certificate last?

The certificate after finishing this course lasts for 2 years until expiry which is when we recommend completing the training again. Some industries may require an update to CPD more frequently than this and others may not but, as a standard rule, we recommend completing the Fire Safety in Care Homes course every 2 years to ensure it is fresh in your mind and you understanding the latest regulations.

What are the benefits of completing this Fire Safety in Care Homes course online?

By completing this course online you can study in your own time and at your own pace. Having the ability to complete the units at a time to suit you engages your learning much more and enables you to interact and soak up the information easier.

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This course has been checked and assured for quality and accuracy by RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, to ensure it meets their exacting standards and is up-to-date. Formed over 100 years ago, RoSPA are committed to increasing safety measures and reducing accidents throughout numerous industries as well as campaigning for better standards in health and safety worldwide.

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Fire Safety in Care Homes
Fire Safety in Care Homes
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