Nursing Home Fire Safety Procedures Course

The Nursing Home Fire Safety Procedures Course is a highly interactive fire safety awareness training course designed for staff working within a Residential Care setting. Independent of the course staff are assessed completing fire drills.

The Nursing Home Fire Safety Procedures Course will provide learners with the knowledge on the procedures to be followed in a Nursing Home in the event of an outbreak of fire, including the use of evacuation aids such as Ski Evacuation Sheets and Ski Pads. The course also trains staff on the safe use of portable fire extinguishers. Independent of the course staff are assessed completing timed or compartment fire drills.

Evacuation training is conducted using our evacuation aids; this ensures your equipment is not damaged when staff are training on evacuation procedures. Rescue training dummies are used for the safety of staff and to encourage maximum participation in all drills.

The course also includes a module where timed fire drills are carried out for all staff attending and is conducted in accordance with;

  • Fire Services Act of 1981
  • Fire Safety in Nursing Homes (Department of Environment and Local Government)
  • Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act
  • National Quality Standards for Residential Care Settings for Older People (Health Information and Quality Authority HIQA)
  • Regulation Handbook (A Guide for Providers and Staff of Designated Centres) (Health Information and Quality Authority HIQA)
  • HTM 84 Fire Risk Assessment in Residential Care Premises (Northern Ireland) (Department of Health U.K.)
  • Fire Safety Risk Assessment Residential Care Premises (Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service)
  • Practical Fire Safety Guidance for Care Homes (Scottish Ministers)
  • Fire Safety Risk Assessment Residential Care Premises (HM Government)

Our Emergency Management System offers a combination of training and services would cost benefits and easy payment plans.

We also offer Nursing Home Fire Safety Manager Training Courses as the Nursing Home Fire Safety Manager, you will be a focal point for all fire safety matters within the Nursing Home.

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Course Aims
  • To provide healthcare fire safety training
  • To ensure the safety of staff, residents and visitors
  • The prevention of fire in a Nursing Home
Course Objectives
  • To enable staff to fulfil their role effectively
  • To train staff in the safe use of evacuation aids and portable fire extinguishers
  • To ensure staff know the steps to follow in a fire emergency
  • To ensure adequate fire safety procedures are in place and maintained at all times
  • To raise staff awareness in the prevention of fire
Who Should Attend This Course?

All staff working in a Nursing Home

Pre-Course Requirements
  • English is the language in which training is delivered, and learners must have fluency in English
  • The learner must have a current certificate for people moving and handling for practical use of evacuation aids (Modules 4 )
  • Non-clinical staff require a current manual handling certificate
  • Please let us know if learners have any specific learner requirements
Course Programme

The course is 80% practical

  • Module 1 – Bespoke fire safety classroom presentation
  • Module 2 – On unit fire safety familiarisation
  • Module 3 – Practical use of fire extinguishers
  • Module 4 – Practical evacuation training with evacuation aids
Our Tutors

All our tutors hold a minimum QQI Level 8 in their subject matter, a Train the Trainer QQI Level 6 or higher, are also People Moving & Handling Instructors and qualified Evacuation Aid Instructors. The tutor working with your staff is experienced in healthcare fire safety and will detail all the essential duties and roles of staff within a residential care setting.

Training Methods
  • Bespoke classroom-based power-point presentation
  • Workshops
  • Demonstration and practice
Assessment

The course assesses learners with question and answer sessions, in the safe use of evacuation aids, the correct selection and use of fire extinguishers and the procedures taken in timed fire drills.

Certification

1 Year

Maximum Number of Learners

This course is predominantly practical and is limited to 12 learners

Duration

3.5 Hours

Frequently Asked Questions

Since the amendments of 2003 to the Fire Services Act 1981, and the requirement of the Safety Health and Welfare At Work Act 2005 the Fire Service is no longer obliged to provide a “complete evacuation service” for premises placing the onus upon the person with responsibility for the management of fire safety within the organisation.

Everyone has to have the same right of evacuation in an emergency, and the responsibility to ensure this is in place falls upon the person having the responsibility for the management of fire safety within the organisation.

A Fire Safety Thematic Inspection is used when we want to examine the teaching of fire safety procedures or issues in a given environment.

Under Section 19 of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, every employer shall identify hazards, assess risks and have a written risk assessment, including any unusual or other risks. A training programme must be delivered that as far as reasonably practicable the risks identified in a risk assessment are either eliminated or reduced to an acceptable level.

  • Health Act 2007 (Care and Welfare of Residents in Designated Centres for Older People) Regulations 2013; (Regulation 28) Fire Services Act 1981 (2003)
  • Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005
  • General Application Regulations 2007
  • Fire Safety in Existing Nursing Homes and Similar Type Premises
  • HTM 84 Fire Risk Assessment in Residential Care Premises
  • Fire Safety Risk Assessment Residential Care Premises
  • Practical Fire Safety Guidance for Care Homes
  • Residential Care Premises – Practical Fire Safety Guidance for Care Homes