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Course contents

This training course is broken down into 5 sections

  1. 1 Understanding Fire
  2. 2 Common Fire Signs
  3. 3 Hazards Posed by Fire
  4. 4 What to do if you Discover a Fire
  5. 5 Fire Extinguishers
Fire extinguisher in a care home - Fire Awareness Training in Care
Fire Awareness Training in Care Chapter 1: An image showing a fire and an explanation of the different ways fire spreads

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 2: A picture showing the most common hazard and warning signs associated with Fire

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 for in Care Chapter 3: Image showing the outside of a hospital building on fire to demonstrate the risks from 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 in Care Chapter 4: A man telephoning the emergency services after having discovered a fire

This chapter includes the procedures should be followed in the event that you discover a fire and taking into account those who are at particular risk in the Care environment. The major part of this section looks at the different evacuation strategies for people in Care depending on how ill or infirm they may be and how much help they need.

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 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.

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.

This online Fire Awareness Training in Care course covers a variety of topics, including an introduction to fire hazards; a guide to common fire signage; 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. 

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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 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 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

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I like how easily I can answer online.

In general, I'm glad I did this training because I have learnt a lot of important things from it.


I enjoyed brushing up on my knowledge and learning new -- and invaluable -- information

Easy to follow course.

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I really enjoyed this course as its important to take fire courses.

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I found this explained very well and it was easy to understand

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I thought the course was easy to understand and comprehensive where I would feel confident in reacting in a safe manner if there was a fire in bthe workplace

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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