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Course contents

This training course is broken down into 5 sections

  1. 1 Fire in Care Settings
  2. 2 Signs
  3. 3 Fire Hazards
  4. 4 Emergency Procedure
  5. 5 Fire Extinguishers
Fire extinguisher in a care home - Fire Awareness Training in Care
A patient illustration in Care

Fire costs so much. It costs people their lives, it costs millions in damages, and in care settings. Knowing how to reduce the risks of a fire starting, and knowing what to do in an emergency, is simple but crucial. This first section will start by looking at the nature of fire so learners can see how it operates.

Fire Signage collage

This section covers signs that relate to fire safety. We’ll explain what each sign looks like and what it means. There are four different types, which are: Prohibition signs, Warning signs, Safe Conditions signs and Mandatory signs. 

A map of a Care Workplace and mobility scooter icons

Our third section will look at fire hazards. A fire hazard is either a potential ignition source, or it can be anything that’s flammable or combustible. Another type of fire hazard involves working practices, such as smoking in an area you shouldn’t. 

3D models of people leaving a building in a fire emergency

In the fourth section, we’ll explain what you should do if there is a fire in your organisation, including the procedure to follow if you need to contact emergency services. It’s really important that staff know exactly what to do in order to evacuate those in their care safely. 

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

The final section of this course will discuss the different classes of fire and which type of fire extinguisher should be used for each class. There are five different classes of fire, each identified by a letter; these are A, B, C, D and F.

About this course

Fire Training is a legal requirement, whatever sector you work in. This course has been produced specifically for people working in the Care sector and is suitable for all levels of personnel within Hospitals, Care Homes and other environments.

Fire safety in the care industry can be particularly challenging. Fire safety in these environments involves keeping people safe who may be emotionally vulnerable, highly dependent, physically restricted or even completely unable to protect or evacuate themselves without assistance.

This online Fire Awareness Training in Care course covers a variety of topics, including an introduction to fire hazards; fires in care settings; a guide to common fire signage; the different types of fire extinguishers and what to do in the event of an emergency. Due to the nature of staff responsibility within Healthcare, this fire training looks at the correct way to plan and implement an evacuation, as well as perform adequate risk assessments. 

We've delivered hundreds of thousands of training sessions to the care sector over the last decade. Assess the suitability of this course by requesting a free trial.

The importance of Fire Awareness Training in Care

It’s important that you comply with the law and understand the positive impact this training course can have on your organisation and employees.

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Fire Awareness in Care Training certificate

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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 questions 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 Training in 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.

Please note if you are using our course content via SCORM in a third party LMS then we are unable to provide certificates and you will need to generate these in your host LMS yourself.

Fire Awareness (Care) Certificate

250 real user reviews

4.7 out of 5

This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars

Good course

A bit overly long in parts but good course overall.

Care specific too broad to be useful

The info from your non-care fire safety course is very good....(and I really rate that course)...but the care specific course has too broad an audience (hospitals, babies etc as well as care settings) so staff won't see it as relevant and messages relevant to them may well get lost. Some of the language didn't quite reflect the values we'd want to see. We have decided to use your generic course for all our staff.....although it is a shame not to have something that reflects our specific settings (and the need to support people with disabilities to evacuate if there is a fire) more.

professionally delivered and concise

This, and sister courses, are very informative and clear platforms for learning skills. I would be very happy to attend future courses if they adopt a similar form.

Very good

Very good revision, the videos dempnstrating how to use extinguishers are excellent

The was well explained

The course is well structured for easy understanding. I particularly like the pictorial images used to explain each topic.

Very well and put together coarse which.

This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars


enjoyed learning from this, thanks

Why is this training important?


It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work.

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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