Fire Safety for Homecare (Domiciliary Care) - Level 1

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    Fire Safety for Homecare (Domiciliary Care) - Level 1 | Online Training Course | CPDUK Accredited

    Course Duration

    60 minutes

    CPD Hours

    1 hour


    CPD Certification Service


    CPD Certificate

    Certificate Validity

    1 year

    Who is the course for?

    This fire safety online course is designed for homecare workers and managers who must ensure fire safety in home settings. It is ideal for those providing care to individuals in their own homes, including those with mobility and cognitive impairments who require support to maintain a safe living environment.

      Course content

      This online fire safety course for homecare covers the following:


      • Overview of the course's objectives and the importance of fire safety in homecare settings.

      Section 1 - Key legislation and regulations

      • Detailed examination of fire safety laws applicable to homecare environments across the UK, including recent amendments.

      Section 2 - Fire elements

      • Explanation of the fire tetrahedron (oxygen, heat, fuel, and chemical reaction) and the nature of fire, smoke, and toxic fumes.

      Section 3 - Risk assessment and prevention

      • Guidance on conducting fire risk assessments in home settings and implementing effective fire prevention strategies.

      Section 4 - What to do in the event of a fire

      • Step-by-step actions for homecare workers from detection to evacuation, tailored to the unique challenges of homecare.


      • Recap of key points covered in the course to reinforce learning.

      References and resources

      • Compilation of additional reading materials and legal documents referenced throughout the course.

      End of course assessment

      • Evaluation to test understanding and application of the course material.

      Course aims

      The aims of this online fire safety for domiciliary care course are to:

      • Increase the awareness of fire safety procedures within homecare settings.

      • Improve homecare workers’ awareness of their responsibilities concerning fire safety in service users’ own homes.

        Learning objectives

        This fire safety for homecare elearning course will:

        • Define the characteristics of fire, smoke and toxic fumes.

        • Identify the main fire hazards in the work environment.

        • Describe the actions required on discovering a fire in the work environment.

        • Describe basic fire safety and fire safety protocols, including staff responsibilities.

        • Identify the different types of fire extinguishers.

        • Explain how to practise and promote fire prevention.

          Learning outcomes

          Upon completing this online fire safety training course for homecare, learners will be equipped to:

          • Understand the characteristics of fire, smoke and toxic fumes.

          • Know the fire hazards in the working environment.

          • Analyse the significant findings of relevant fire risk assessments.

          • Understand how to practise and promote fire prevention.

          • Explain basic fire safety and local fire safety protocols, including staff responsibilities during a fire incident.

          • Know the means of raising the fire alarm.

          • Know the right action to take instinctively if a fire breaks out or smoke is detected.

          • Identify the different types of fire extinguishers and the safety precautions associated with their use.

          • Understand the importance of being familiar with evacuation procedures and associated escape routes.

            Accreditation and Certification

            This CPD-accredited fire safety e-learning course for homecare is externally peer-reviewed and accredited by the CPD Certification Service. Upon completion, participants will earn a CPD Certificate valid for one year.

            The course meets comprehensive compliance requirements set by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Regulatory and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) and Care Inspectorates (Wales and Scotland), Skills for Care Core and Mandatory Training Framework and the UK Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF) and other UK health and social care regulatory bodies.

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            Why is the course important?

            Fire safety is crucial in homecare settings where risks include limited mobility of service users and potential hazards like oxygen use and smoking. This course addresses these challenges comprehensively, guided by key legislation such as the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and the Health and Social Care Act 2008.

            The aims, objectives, and learning outcomes of this course align with the UK Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF) and fulfil the requirements set by the CQC and other regulatory bodies, ensuring comprehensive compliance and high training standards.

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