Fire Safety Awareness

This course gives a comprehensive overview of Fire Safety within Health and Social Care

This course is a clear and effective way of covering the statutory fire safety training required for health and social care staff. It covers the possible effects of fire in the workplace as well as the measures that can be taken to prevent fire breaking out. It also deals with common fire-fighting equipment whilst keeping the emphasis firmly on learners only acting with regard to the safety of themselves, service users, colleagues and visitors.

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Course Details

Fire Safety Awareness course details:
  • Clear, attractive format
  • Real-life scenarios help illustrate key points
  • With videos and graphics to make an enjoyable learning experience
  • Written by an expert with over 20 years experience of health and social care training

Benefits for you

Fire safety awareness forms an essential part of many different qualifications and learning frameworks. If you are working towards any of these, it is important to appreciate to what extent this course helps you in your goal.

This course has been mapped to the following (where it is applicable) –

Core skills Training Framework – Subject 5 – Fire Safety

  • a) understand the characteristics of fire, smoke and toxic fumes 
  • b) know the fire hazards in the working environment 
  • c) be aware of the significant findings of relevant fire risk assessments 
  • d) understand how to practice and promote fire prevention 
  • e) be aware of basic fire safety and local fire safety protocols including staff responsibilities during a fire incident 
  • f) know the means of raising the fire alarm and the actions to take on hearing the fire alarm 
  • g) know instinctively and describe the right action to take if fire breaks out or smoke is detected 
  • h) be familiar with the different types of fire extinguishers, state their use and identify the safety precautions associated with their use 
  • i) understand the importance of being familiar with evacuation procedures and associated escape routes 

Health and Social Care Diploma Level 2 – Unit 8 

  • 7.1 – describe practices that prevent fires from – 
  • - starting 
  • - spreading 
  • 7.2 – outline emergency procedures to be followed in the event of a fire in the work setting 
  • 7.3 – explain the importance of maintaining clear evacuation routes at all times 

Apprenticeship Standard for Adult Care Worker Level 2 

  • E28 – How to promote fire safety 

The Care Certificate 

  • 13.7a – Explain how to prevent fires from starting or spreading 
  • 13.7b – Describe what to do in the event of a fire

Course Syllabus

Section 1 – Introduction

  • Learning Objectives 
  • Mapping 
  • Meet The People 

Section 2 – Overview of Legislation and Guidance 

  • Introduction 
  • The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (England & Wales) 
  • The Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006 (Scotland) 
  • The Fire Safety Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010 
  • Employer Duties 
  • Employee Duties 
  • GEEPs (General Emergency Evacuation Plans) 

Section 3 – Fire and its impact 

  • Introduction 
  • Fires 
  • Fuel Sources 
  • How Fire Spreads 
  • Fire, Smoke and Toxic Fumes 
  • The Cost of Fire in the Workplace 
  • Fire Risk Assessment 

Section 4 – Fire Prevention 

  • Fire Prevention 

Section 5 – Fire Statistics 

Section 6 – Types of Fires and Fire Fighting equipment 

  • Introduction 
  • Types of Fire Fighting Equipment I – Red (Water) 
  • Types of Fire Fighting Equipment II – Cream (Foam) 
  • Types of Fire Fighting Equipment III – Black (Carbon Dioxide) 
  • Types of Fire Fighting Equipment IV – Blue (Dry Powder) 
  • Types of Fire Fighting Equipment V – Yellow (Wet Chemical) 
  • Using an Extinguisher 
  • Fire Blankets 

Section 7 – Roles and Responsibilities 

  • Introduction 
  • Fire Exits / Routes 
  • On Hearing the Fire Alarm 
  • How to Raise the Alarm 
  • PEEPS (Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan) 
  • Evacuation


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