This Basic Fire Safety Awareness training is designed to provide employees with essential knowledge of the risks associated with fires in care homes. It teaches about the causes of fire and the appropriate fire safety procedures one must follow in case of a fire. Course candidates will learn about evacuation procedures, different types of extinguishes and safety features in buildings.
Knowledge of fire safety in the care home setting is compulsory for every care business. Failure to comply with government fire safety regulations may lead to substantial fines and even prosecution. Fire safety training is therefore compulsory for all care, supervisory and management staff.
✔︎ Designed by health and safety industry experts, in line with the current Fire Safety, and Health and Safety legislation, including the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, the Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006 and the Fire Safety Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010 and CQC Standards
✔︎ Visually engaging, tutor-led course
✔︎ Approximate duration 1- 1.5 hours
✔︎ E-learning course – learn at your own pace, save on cost and cut on travel time
✔︎ Multiple re-assessment opportunities with no additional charge
✔︎ Approved course by RoSPA and CPD
✔︎ Immediate access to a nationally recognised and approved certificate upon completion
We are confident in the high quality of our tutor-led interactive courses. Therefore, you are welcome to complete the first module of this course for free. Please, registeryour interest with immediate access to all our course demos.
This online Basic Fire Safety Awareness course contains five interactive modules and includes a brief assessment at the end of each module. These include:
Module 1: Chemistry of Fire
The Fire Triangle- what are elements of fire: fire triangle; how fires spread.
The 4 Ways Fire can Spread- ways fires spread: direct burning, convection, conduction, radiation (explanation and processes).
How Smoke Spreads- how smoke spreads; smoke inhalation dangers; a guide to safety from a room full of smoke.
Module 2: Common Causes of Fire
Introduction to the Common Causes of Fire- list of common causes of fire, including arson; ways to prevent arson.
Electricity- how to prevent an electrical fire from occurring.
Smoking- smoking and associated dangers; smoking in the designated areas (dangers and safety guide).
Safety in the Workplace- fire prevention strategies in the workplace.
Conclusion-summary of the module.
Module 3: Basic Safety Features in Buildings
Introduction to Safety Features- call points; fire alarms (types and their use).
Smoke Detectors- the importance of smoke detectors; smoke detector safety measures.
Exit Signs- fire exits requirements and workplace safety.
Emergency Lighting- what is emergency lighting, and its purpose.
Fire Doors-fire doors requirements within the workplace; the purpose of fire doors and their use.
Module 4: Introduction to Fire Extinguishers
Introduction to Fire Extinguishers- different types of fire extinguishers.
Water- water extinguishers and their use.
CO2- CO2(Carbon Dioxide) extinguishers and their use.
Foam- foam extinguishers and their use.
Dry Powder- dry powder extinguishers and their use.
Wet Chemical- wet chemical extinguishers and their use.
Conclusion- Summary of the module
Module 5: What to do in Cases of Fire?
What to do in Case of Fire- initial steps that must be taken when a fire is discovered.
If you Discover a Fire- step to take before evacuation is initiated.
Evacuation- step-by-step guide on how to evacuate safety; procedure -how to assess and open doors safely before exit.
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
Every care home employee is required to undertake adequate fire safety training in care settings. This online basic fire safety training is for all levels of healthcare workers, including full and part-time carers and their line managers.
If you are responsible for the fire safety measures within the workplace, then you need to book a Fire Marshalcourse (designed for care homes) in order to comply with the fire safety regulations.
Upon completion of this course learners will be able to:
Understand causes fires
Know what actions to take in case of a fire in the care home settings
List different types of extinguishers and their use in a range of different fire situation
Understand workplace types of evacuation strategies
Understand what steps to take with regard to a personal emergency evacuation plan
The online assessment is carried out on completion of each module. The pass mark for this course is 70%. You will be given the chance to review all your answers at the end of each module before final submission. If you don’t pass, don’t worry! You can re-take each test up to 6 times with no extra charge.