The danger fire presents is a popular understanding to all but many people may be surprised as to how these occurrences present themselves in our lives and how many, in particular, occur within our residential care homes.
The event of fires in our care homes is not a shocking newsflash but the topic is not spoken of as much as it should be.
Continuous fire events take place on a regular basis, with many resulting in tragic deaths and many more in need of urgent medical attention. As a result of these developments, it is imperative that the proper training and equipment is carried out in all residential care homes for the safety of their residents, as well as the staff of the premises.
So, how can you prevent fires within your residential care home?
We decided to write this blog with the answers to that exact question – so let’s begin.
By training your staff of fire safety, its causes and preventions, you will be able to lower the risk of a fire occurring within your residential home, keeping your staff and residents safer within their environments.
When addressing age within these environments, it is highly likely that residents will have a high level of effects such as confusion, unable to move and in need of constant assistance by members of staff due to not being able to move on their own individual accord.
By implementing training into your residential care home, you will be able to keep people safe and secure, as well as understanding and preventing the outbreak of fires and aware of crucial and important pieces of equipment that could save many lives.
Here at 1st Choice, we provide a highly experienced trainer who will demonstrate the causes of fire, how to prevent them and the equipment that you will need to understand and use to stop a fire if one occurs within your residential care home. Upon completion of your training, you will be presented with a certificate in which will show your understanding and participation of residential care home fire training.
Below is a basic checklist that you can use right away to analyse your residential care home to see if you are equipped with the correct equipment and training in place.
- Do you have a modern and regulated fire risk assessment which has been reviewed during the past 12 months of your operating residential care home?
- Do you have the appropriate fire alarm system throughout your residence which is fully serviced and in fully functioning working order?
- Do you have the correct fire extinguishers in the correct areas and do you know where they are located yourself?
- Do you have secure fire doors which are checked every quarter in an annual process?
- Have your employees had evacuation training specifically for your residents, especially immobile and vulnerable residents?
If you have said no to one or more, please see our training course, where you will be able to say yes to all options above an more.
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