Covered in this course

The Fire Awareness Training in Care course is broken down into 5 sections.

1) Understanding Fire

In order to ensure your hospital, ward or care home is equipped to mitigate the risks posed by fire, it's important to understand how fire spreads. This introductory chapter looks at how fire starts, grows and spreads; it also explains what we mean by the 'Triangle of Fire' and examines the potential costs and causes of fire in Care settings.

Fire Awareness Training in Care Chapter 1: An image showing a fire and an explanation of the different ways fire spreads

2) Common Fire Signs

There are several common signs that are used to communicate the hazards and procedures associated with fire. This section of the training runs through common fire signage and explains their meaning. 

Fire Awareness Training in Care Chapter 2: A picture showing the most common hazard and warning signs associated with Fire

3) Hazards Posed by Fire

This chapter looks specifically at areas of high risk within common healthcare environments: here we explore common fire hazards in hospitals and care homes.

Fire Awareness for in Care Chapter 3: Image showing the outside of a hospital building on fire to demonstrate the risks from fire

4) What to do if you Discover a Fire

Here we examine which procedures should be followed in the event that you discover a fire. This chapter also explains how to conduct appropriate risk assessments, and how this must take into account those who are at particular risk within the Care environment (patients etc.) Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (or, PEEPS) are also covered.  The major part of this section looks at the different evacuation strategies which may be appropriate depending on how ill or infirm the people being cared for may be and how much help they may need.

Fire Awareness in Care Chapter 4: A man telephoning the emergency services after having discovered a fire

5) Fire Extinguishers

The final section of this course looks at the different types of fire extinguishers, as well as when to use them. Video content helps guide you through this final chapter before the end of course test.

Fire Awareness in Care Chapter 5: Picture showing objects and the different classes of extinguisher they would require to combat a fire

Fire Awareness (Care) Certificate

Each of our courses ends with a multiple choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.

This Fire Awareness Training (Care) course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questionnaires guide the user through the sections of the training and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout.

As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.

What does my certificate include?

Your Fire Awareness (Care) Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.

Fire Awareness (Care) Certificate

Real user reviews

Based on 52 real user reviews.

4.19 out of 5
very informative and useful.

No summary provided

Clear, concise information

Found it easy to follow and listen too, very interesting information given.

Difficult to take in some sections

I found the extinguisher section quite difficult to take in and remember. The chart format was ok and i'm not sure how it can be improved as this is a complex thing to understand! Something more interactive might be good.


The course was a clear and understandable introduction to fire awareness, types of fire, different extinguishers and the need for fire safety planning. Unfortunately the virtual room exercise did not function when I completed the course.

Easy to follow training.

A dry subject / topic made easy to follow. Useful and interesting information delivered in a professional manner.

Easy to use training online

I thought that it was great that the online training has written explain which i was be able to read instead. Due my deafness i cant use video to listen.

Clear, concise information delivered

Clear, concise information delivered in manageable sections that allow it to be viewed either in one go or in stages.

Informative course

Enjoyed the course. Video picture was freezing at times however I think this was due to my internet connection.

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Legislation relating to Fire Safety in Care

It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work. Take a look at relevant legislation below.

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires there to be a 'responsible person' to ensure that employees are given sufficient fire safety training. 

By law, employers are required to provide fire training to all staff. It is good practice to take training annually to empower staff with the knowledge and understanding of how to act responsibly and raise awareness of risks in a fire  

The responsible person must ensure that his employees are provided with adequate safety training . [this must] (a) include suitable and sufficient instruction and training on the appropriate precautions and actions to be taken by the employee in order to safeguard himself and other relevant persons on the premises; (b) be repeated periodically where appropriate

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, Section 21
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