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Fire Marshal for Care Homes

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4 hours
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1 year
No formal qualification
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This fire marshal for care homes training course is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the safety measures, skills and procedures needed to handle a fire emergency within a residential care home premises.

This course covers fire safety legislation in the UK, evacuation procedures, fire drills and other fundamental fire safety procedures. Through the guidance of an expert, you will learn how to correctly use a fire extinguisher and other equipment, as well as how to conduct a risk assessment in compliance with The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

You will also deepen your understanding of the common causes of fire, fire safety statistics and the classifications of fire. By the end of the course, you will have an excellent understanding of how fires behave and spread, how to control them and the essential measures to take to prevent them.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Broaden your understanding of fire chemistry and the common causes of fire
  • Know how to correctly use a fire extinguisher and other key fire safety equipment
  • Understand what to do in the case of a fire and how to safely evacuate all residents
  • Demonstrate knowledge of fire safety prevention measures and regulations
  • Know how to plan for a fire emergency and follow fire drill best practice procedures
  • Deepen your knowledge of the role and responsibilities of a care home fire marshal

Key Features of Fire Marshal for Care Homes Course:

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  • Course material developed by qualified professionals
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Course Curriculum

Module One: Chemistry of Fire

In module one, we will learn about the chemical makeup of fires, including the different classifications of fire and how they behave and spread.

Module Two: Common Causes of Fire

In module two, we will explore the common causes of fire in residential buildings and the action that must be taken to prevent them.

Module Three: Basic Safety Features in Buildings

In module three, we will gain an understanding of basic fire safety features that every premises should have.

Module Four: Introduction to Fire Extinguishers

In module four, we will learn about the different types of fire extinguishers, how fire extinguishers work and why they are so important for putting out a fire.

Module Five: What to do in Cases of Fire

In module five, we will explore fundamental emergency fire safety procedures, from planning to evacuation.

Module Six: Fire Statistics

In module six, we will familiarise with some fire statistics for the UK and information regarding fires in care homes.

Module Seven: Current Fire Safety Legislation

In module seven, we will explore fire safety legislation, with an in-depth look at The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

Module Eight: Fire Risk Assessment

In module eight, we will learn how to evaluate a premises to assess its safety regarding fire prevention measures, equipment and design.

Module Nine: Preventative Measures

In module nine, we will explore some key fire preventative measures and planning procedures to minimise the risk of a fire emergency.

Module Ten: Safety Features within Buildings

In module ten, we will learn about the key fire safety features that every residential premises should have.

Module Eleven: Role of the Fire Marshal

In module eleven, we will gain an in-depth look at the role, responsibilities and legal requirements of the fire marshal.

Module Twelve: Action on Fire Discovery

In module twelve, we will learn about the immediate steps to take on discovering a fire on the premises, including which equipment to use.

Module Thirteen: Fire Drills and Evacuation

In module thirteen, we will familiarise with the fire evacuation and drill process, with step-by-step training and guidance.

Module Fourteen: Fire Extinguishers

In module fourteen, we will deepen our understanding of the role of fire extinguishers and why there are the single-most-important piece of equipment to have on a premises.

Module Fifteen: Pre-Engagement Action

In module fifteen, we will learn how to plan for a fire and how to implement effective fire safety prevention measures in the workplace.

Module Sixteen: Using a Fire Extinguisher

In module sixteen, we will learn how to correctly and effectively use a fire extinguisher, with step-by-step training.


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Once you’ve successfully completed your course, you will immediately be sent a digital certificate. Also, you can have your printed certificate delivered by post (shipping cost £3.99). Our certifications have no expiry dates, although we do recommend that you renew them every 12 months.

Who is this course for?

This course is for duty holders who have fire safety responsibilities in the workplace, such as the following:

  • Fire Marshal
  • Fire Warden
  • Management staff


Fire Marshal for Care Homes

Learners do not require any prior qualifications to enrol on this Fire Marshal for Care Homes course.

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