Nursing Home Fire Safety Management Course

Our 2-day course is highly interactive and will provide learners with a responsibility for Fire Safety Management within a Nursing Home (Designated Centre) to manage fire safety and meet with all fire safety statutory provisions.

As the Nursing Home Fire Safety Management, you will be a focal point for all fire safety matters within the Nursing Home. The role does not necessitate the duty holder to possess fire safety competencies provided that they have sufficient access to competent fire safety advice from a Fire Safety Consultant. This course will enable you to fulfil your role competently and have suitable support structures in place.

On our Nursing Home Fire Safety Management Course, the instructor will detail all the essential duties and roles of a

Nursing Home Fire Safety Manager such as;
  • The key steps in fire safety management
  • Understanding Evacuation types such as single-stage, progressive horizontal, vertical and delayed evacuation
  • The evacuation of residents with limited mobility
  • Management and staff responsibilities
  • What is the meaning of a designated area
  • The steps to take to put an Emergency Management System in place
  • Dealing with outside contractors and controlling of Hot Work Permits
The course is conducted in accordance with;
  • Fire Safety in Nursing Homes (Department of Environment and Local Government)
  • National Quality Standards for Residential Care Settings for Older People (Health Information and Quality Authority HIQA)
  • Health Technical Memorandum (Department of Health U.K.)
  • Fire Services Act 1981 (2003)
  • Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005

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Course Aims
  • To provide training to individuals who intend to take on the role of Fire Safety Manager
  • To enable the Fire Safety Manager to fulfil their role effectively
  • Know the steps to take in the event of a fire
Course Objectives
  • To know how to effectively manage evacuation from a Nursing Home (Designated Centre)
  • To ensure adequate fire safety procedures are in place and maintained at all times
  • To manage fire safety effectively
  • To give the Fire Safety Manager the knowledge in the safe use of evacuation aids and portable fire extinguishers
  • To ensure the Fire Safety Manager knows the steps to follow in a fire emergency
  • To raise the Fire Safety Manager’s awareness in the prevention of fire occuring
Who Should Attend This Course?
  • Fire Safety Managers
  • Registered Provider
  • The person in Charge
  • Clinical Nurse Manager
  • Staff Nurse
  • Senior Care Assistant
  • Maintenance Manager
  • Health and Safety Manager
  • Training, Quality, Accreditation and Risk Managers
  • Human Resources Managers
Pre-Course Requirements
  • English is the language in which training is delivered, and learners must have fluency in English
  • Please let us know if learners have any specific learner requirements
Course Programme
  • Fire and Safety Legislation (Fire Services Act 1981 (2003)
  • Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005)
  • Health Act 2007 (Care and Welfare of Residents in Designated Centres for Older People) Regulations and the National Standards for Residential Care Settings for Older People in Ireland (HIQA)
  • HIQA Thematic Programme Fire Compliance Inspection
  • Emergency Management System and Fire Safety Audit
  • Management Responsibilities and the Role of the Fire Safety Manager
  • Staff Training and Record Keeping
  • Chemistry, Spread and Classes of fire
  • Portable Fire Extinguishers and Fixed Firefighting Systems
  • Fire Detection and Alarm Systems
  • Fire Prevention and Fire Safety with Oxygen
  • Compartmentation, Escape Routes and Fire Doors
  • Fires Involving Clothing
  • Emergency Procedures, Evacuation Types and Phases of Evacuation
  • Fire Safety Signs, Notices and Evacuation Floor Plans
  • Action to Take in the Event of a Fire or on Hearing the Fire Alarm
  • Assisting the Fire Brigade
  • 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 and are also 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
  • Classroom-based power-point presentation
  • Workshops
Assessment

Learners will be required to actively participate in workshops

Certification

3 Year Phoenix STS Certification

Course Materials

Course Handouts

Maximum Number of Learners

16

Duration

2 Days

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

Section 11 of the 2005 Act states that employers are required to prepare and revise adequate emergency plans and procedures and provide the necessary measures for fire fighting and the evacuation of the workplace. Consideration for all employees and anyone connected with the workplace must form part of how an employer addresses the area of safety health and welfare and specifically the provision of emergency access and egress.

Simply put there is NO, the private sector has no legally recognised Fire Warden Instructor course in Ireland.

“A person is deemed to be a competent person where, having regard to the task he or she is required to perform and taking account of the size or hazards (or both of them) of the undertaking or establishment in which he or she undertakes work, the person possesses sufficient training, experience and knowledge appropriate to the nature of the work to be undertaken”.

Health and Safety Authority

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.

Simply put, pre-fire planning is the process of gathering information before a fire or another disaster occurs in order to be prepared to deal with it once it occurs.