Course Profile

Course Profile: Fire, Home and Personal Safety (1 Day)
This one day course is designed for any person or group of people working in a social care setting and is particularly relevant for those working with vulnerable people within the community.   The first half of the course covers fire safety principles - good practice within the home environment to reduce fire risk and what to do in the event of a fire.  The second half of the course looks personal accidents and other safety considerations in the home and security against crimes such as telephone scams, bogus callers and safety when in a car or walking alone. The course is relevant for those working with older people but the principles can be applied to anyone, particularly those who are vulnerable and live alone.
The course is set in the context of the Care Act (2014), supports the Social Care Commitment and will help organisations meet the CQC Fundamental Standards.
The course provides some knowledge for
Care Certificate Standards:  13.1, 13.2
QCF:  HSC027.7, HSC037.7
The Care Act: Section 1 Promote Well-being, Section 2 Preventing, reducing or delaying needs
The course is designed for Health Care, Support workers and others who have not trained in the subject or require a refresher.


Learning outcomes

By the end of the course learners should understand:

  • Understand the potential devastating consequences of poor fire prevention and management
  • Understand how fire starts and spreads
  • Understand the main requirements of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
  • Identify the fire hazards to assist in a fire risk assessment
  • Understand the differing effectiveness of various fire safety control measures
  • Know how to act in the effect of smoke or fire
  • Discuss good practice in ways of preventing fire within the home
  • Understand the use and practice of fire blanket and extinguishers, including limitations *
  • Awareness of the most common type of accidents in the home
  • Identify ways of preventing accidents in the home focusing on falls, burns, poisoning and hypothermia
  • Discuss the impact of damp and condensation in the home and ways to prevent it
  • Understanding of some of the crimes against vulnerable people such as telephone and email scams, bogus callers
  • Identify good practice in ensuring personal safety when walking or driving alone

* A practical exercise demonstrating the use of fire extinguishers is not included in this course.

Training methods utilised include: Tutor presentation, Discussion, Overheads/Presentation, Small & large group work, Video, Handouts, Practical exercise