Fire Safety Awareness Course (Care Homes)

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  • Assured by RoSPA Qualifications
  • Certified by CPD
  • Audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration of 1 hour
  • Downloadable certificate on completion

This Fire Safety Awareness Course for Care Homes identifies fire safety concerns and measures that apply in a care setting. The course explains the conditions which promote fire, how to prevent fires from starting and what to do should a fire break out. It ensures learners are compliant with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, the Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006 and the Fire Safety Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010.

It is a legal requirement for every employee of every business in the UK to complete adequate fire safety awareness training. This should be taken when they are first employed and on being exposed to new or increased risks.

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Who is Fire Safety Awareness for Care Homes for?

The law requires all employees to receive adequate fire safety training. Our training course is an effective way to train staff and volunteers, whether full or part time, temporary or permanent.

What are the learning outcomes for the Fire Safety in Care Homes course?

At the end of the course you will be able to describe:

  • You and your employer’s key responsibilities regarding fire safety
  • The essential components of a fire
  • How fires spread
  • Three emergency evacuation strategies and how an individual’s reliance on staff will determine when they are used
  • The actions to take if you discover a fire and on hearing a fire alarm
  • What you can do to minimise injury from smoke or burning clothing
  • Good practice that will reduce fire hazards and help prevent fires

When do I get my Fire Safety certificate?

Fire Safety for Care Homes Certificate

When you have successfully passed the course you will be able to download and print your certificate straight away.

Your certificate will include the RoSPA Qualifications logo and the CPD Certification Service logo, therefore, you can use it to provide evidence for compliance.

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What does the Fire Safety Awareness Course for Care Homes cover?

The online course contains the following 7 topics:

1 – Employer and Employee Responsibilities

The first topic is about fire safety responsibilities. It outlines the purpose of the regulations and risk assessments. The topic also describes what employers and employees must do to reduce the risk of fire.

2 – The Three Essential Elements of Fire

The second topic identifies the three essential elements of fire. The topic also describes what happens when you remove any one of these elements.

3 – How Fire Spreads

The third topic describes four ways that fire can spread. You will also learn about why smoke is such a serious threat. The topic also identifies practices that increase the risk of fire and smoke spreading throughout a building.

4 – Raising and Responding to a Fire Alarm

Topic 4 is about raising and responding to a fire alarm. You will learn about the actions to take if you discover a fire. You will also learn when you should attempt to extinguish a fire. The topic also covers three things you must not do if the fire alarm sounds.

5 – Minimising Injury

Topic 5 describes what you can do to minimise injury from fire. It identifies three ways to defend against smoke inhalation. You will also learn about the STOP, DROP and ROLL technique to use if your clothing catches fire.

6 – Fire Prevention and Best Practice

Topic 6 explores the difference between fire prevention and fire protection. It also presents examples of prevention and protection measures.

7 – Evacuation Strategies

The final topic describes three emergency evacuation strategies. You will also learn about which individuals would be suited to each evacuation strategy.


Once you have completed the seven topics, you will be allowed to take the assessment. The course generates an assessment from question banks so that the questions change each time a candidate takes the assessment. This makes the training suitable for initial and refresher training.

There is no limit on the number of attempts at the assessment. In addition, the course gives useful feedback so learners can learn from incorrect responses.

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