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This guidance issued by HSC is intended to help those responsible for providing care.

Health and Safety in Care Homes

Domiciliary care provided in people’s own homes

Fire Safety

Advice for Care Homes and Supported Living

If you’re responsible for a building, it’s important to do all you can to reduce the risk of fire to keep people safe. It saves lives, it’s your legal duty, and it makes good business sense.

1) Advise for residential care homes

2) Fire Risk Assessment

Advice for Homecare

Are you a formal or informal carer, support worker or someone who visits, works or lives with a vulnerable person in their own home? The LFB ‘Carers Guide to Home Fire Safety’ video will help you identify fire risks and show you what you can do to reduce them.

1) Carers guide to home fire safety

2) Checklist for Person-Centred Fire Risk template

General Advice for the responsible person

Fire Safety Video for Carers from LFB

Learn how to keep people that receive care safe from fire.

A formal video is now available for carers on the LFB website. Those who wish to view this video will have to input some basic information in order to gain access to it.

What you will learn:

  • How to recognise people who are at risk of having a fire
  • Identify key high risk factors
  • Show what actions can reduce these risks
  • Describe what to do in the event of a fire

Please assist and share this link with your teams to complete.

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Page last updated on May 30th, 2024 at 4:35pm

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