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Fire safety in England and Wales is covered by the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Equivalent legislation applies in Scotland and in Northern Ireland. In all four countries various standards also apply which require those responsible for workplace premises to ensure the safety of the buildings and its occupants, including fire safety.
This topic covers:
legal requirements for fire safety
how to complete, monitor and review a fire risk assessment and to put into place the findings
the theory behind the starting and spread of a fire and how fires can be prevented
regulatory requirements, such as Care Quality Commission requirements in England and equivalent standards in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The topic is most applicable to care homes where fire safety, and the safe evacuation of residents in the event of a fire or fire alarm, are of vital importance. The topic applies to domiciliary care where agencies may need to carry out fire risk assessments in any offices they are responsible for.
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