Fire Kills but you can prevent it.

Please see below information for HCPA Fire Safety study days and useful resources for both residential and homecare settings.

The HCPA Fire Safety study day focused on Fire Safety for Residential providers.

This fully-funded study day covered important management responsibilities, policies and obligations to ensure compliance with all legislation relating to fire safety. The study day also covered the following:

  • The outlines of fire safety legislation and requirements of care providers
  • Fire Risk Assessments
  • The roles of “competent persons” – carrying out due diligence
  • Tools and resources to help you understand your legal responsibilities
  • Evacuation strategies


Upcoming Fire Safety Study days for Residential Settings

All Residential study days will take place at Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, Blackstone Auditorium, Hitchin Road, Stevenage, SG1 4AE, Hertfordshire

Click here to see our upcoming fire safety study days

CQC- It is important that all staff are aware of evacuation procedures in your organisation as there are several services where this has not been the case. Also, check that PEEPs are in place and up to date and that the fire risk assessment is completed by someone competent to do so.

Useful resources for Residential Providers

Resource nameLink
Fire Safety presentation Workshop 4 (Feb 2024)Click here
Fire Safety presentation Workplace learning session (Feb 2024)Click here
Fire Safety presentation Workshop 3 (Feb 2023)Click here
Fire Safety Workplace learning session 3 (Feb 2023)Click here
Fire Safety Presentation Workshop 2 (Published 2022)Click here
Fire Safety checklist (Residential)Click here
Activity sheets for work time learningClick here
Fire Safety Risk Assessment - a guide to choosing a competent fire risk assessorClick here
Fire Safety briefing for practitionersClick here
PEEPS Plan and TemplateClick here
Guide to safe staffingClick here
On Demand webinar - Fire deaths: Learning from Safeguarding adults reviewsClick here
NHS easy read newsletter about lung cancer, smoking, healthy eating and the NHS appClick here