Tailored for staff members from care facilities, nursing homes and private hospitals, this practical course builds confidence and competence within your team and exceeds your legal obligation to have trained fire wardens. There are over 2,000 care homes in the south-east of England, each and everyone with different requirements so at Benfield Fire Safety we analyse each premises so that we can offer a bespoke service and specific fire evacuation drill suitable for you.
In the care sector, evacuation, in particular, is much more complex requiring specialist use of evacuation chairs, sledges or mats.
Who is it for?
Our Fire Warden Training for Carers is for members of staff responsible for fire evacuation drills, putting out a fire, liaising with their local fire and rescue service in the event of a fire, evacuating others in the event of a fire, routine checks and housekeeping to prevent a fire and influencing others’ fire prevention behaviour.
Benefits of using Benfield Fire Safety
All our fire risk assessors and qualified trainers are ex-fire officers with more than 25 years’ experience in the fire sector. We ensure your business or organisation is compliant with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, Care Home Regulations Act 2001 and also the HM Government guidance for care homes. Benfield Fire Safety are members of the Institute of Fire Safety Managers and the Institute of Fire Engineers. And, we are an IOSH (Institute of Occupational Safety and Health) Approved Centre for Evacuation Chair Training.
Our Fire Warden Training For Carers provides your fire warden with the skills, knowledge, and experience they need to help prevent fires and to calmly deal with others in the event of a fire. It covers a wide range of issues relating to fires and fire prevention, including locating and extinguishing fires. One crucial part of this is knowing when it is not safe to undertake this action. Learning how to brief your local fire and rescue service to enable them to carry out their role as effectively as possible is also an important part of training. Fire wardens also have a responsibility to ensure that others know what to do in the event of a fire. Our ‘fire warden train the trainer’ approach aids fire wardens in learning how to train others within the building to better understand their responsibilities.
Using real case studies from the care sector, we bring the subject to life and cover issues that make fire safety a special concern when working with vulnerable people. After the course, your fire wardens will know how to:
- Prevent a fire by conducting routine checks of the building and of fire safety equipment
- Instigate an effective fire evacuation drill where you will evacuate others in the event of a fire, including vulnerable people
- Understand different fire evacuation strategies (like chair evacuation skills) used with vulnerable and disabled people
- Locate and extinguish a fire using water, foam, CO2 and a fire blanket
- Call your local fire and rescue service, and how to brief them on their arrival at your premises
- Conduct a roll-call of staff members, contractors and visitors at your fire assembly point
- Understand their legal responsibilities for fire prevention, and health and safety at work
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