This fully funded workshop is for all Care Providers working in Residential or Supported Living services and will cover management obligations, relevant legislation, policies and responsibilities to ensure compliance with all legislation relating to fire safety.
Adult Care Services strongly recommends that you send a representative from your service to this workshop if someone within your organisation has not attended any of the previous Fire Safety Workshops held in the last 6 months.
The workshop will also cover the following:
- An outline of fire safety legislation and requirements for care providers
- Steps providers should take to ensure compliance with legislation
- Fire Risk Assessments
- The roles of “competent persons” carrying out due diligence
- Tools and resources to help you understand your legal responsibilities
- Evacuation strategies
- Answering any questions you may have on Fire Safety
Attendees will also receive a certificate that can be shown to inspectors and monitoring officers, and a learning toolkit that can be shared with their team.
Fire Safety study day details
Location: Longfield Auditorium | Longfield | Hitchin Road | Stevenage | SG1 4AE
Target Audience: Those within Residential and Supported Living Care services
Date: Wednesday | 19th June, 2019
Time: 09:30 – 12.30
Read the article below to find out why should you attend this vital fire safety training
Care Homes in the frame for fire safety improvements
MPs have called on Government to extend fire safety regulations in care homes
Source: Care Home Management Online.com
In a debate on fire sprinklers in care homes, Sarah Jones (Croydon Central) (Lab) demanded an extension of the ban on flammable cladding to care homes.
Jim Shannon (Strangford) (DUP) called for sprinklers to be fitted into all new residential care homes, and to be retrofitted into existing homes; a call that has also been made by the insurance industry. He said: “Sprinklers are not the panacea for fire safety, but the evidence base tells us that they can have an impact… and are part of the compendium of fire safety measures that we need.”
According to research, sprinklers in care homes have been found to be cost-effective. In Wales, it has been law since 2013 to fit automatic fire suppression systems in newly-built care homes.
Minister for housing Kit Malthouse said the Government was still reviewing fire safety policy following the Grenfell Tower fire. He said: “Decisions on whether to install a fire suppression system should be informed by a robust analysis of the specifics of a building, in consultation with the fire services.
if there is pressure from residents in any particular building to provide sprinklers, then I would expect local authorities and landlords to be alive to that and consider their options carefully.”