CSTF Fire Safety Training in Health & Care - Online Training Course

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CSTF Fire Safety Training in Health & Care - Online Training Coursee – Level 1 - UKCSTF Aligned.

Welcome to The Mandatory Training Group's online CSTF Fire Safety in Health & Care training course for front-line healthcare and social care providers. All our online training courses, programmes and qualifications are accredited by the CPD Certification Service (CPDUK).

Since the publication of the fire safety Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, the provision of fire training has become a legal requirement for all employees within the UK. Fire safety in the health and care environments is particularly challenging since many people will require some degree of assistance from staff to ensure their safety in the event of a fire.

Fire within a health or care setting can have a significant impact and consequences which can include property loss, injury and potential loss of life. High levels of fire safety awareness and knowledge by the health and care workforce is essential if safe environments are to be maintained, and the distressing consequences that can be caused by fire are to be prevented.

Course content

This online CSTF Fire Safety in Health & Care training course covers the following:

  • An introduction to fire safety,
  • Why fire safety awareness is essential for all employees,
  • An understanding of what fire is and its key elements (the ‘fire triangle’),
  • Common workplace fire hazards, including:
    • Smoking hazards,
    • Flammable liquids, gases and chemical hazards,
    • Medical oxygen hazards,
    • Electrical equipment hazards,
    • Hazards relating to clutter within the work environment,
    • Hazards relating to escape routes,
    • Arson,
    • Fire risk assessment in the workplace.
  • Significant findings relating to fire risk assessments,
  • Protective measures to minimise the risk of fires in the workplace,
  • An understanding of fire extinguishers,
  • Actions to take on discovering a fire,
  • Steps to take on hearing the fire alarm, and
  • Key things to remember about fire safety.

Who is the course for?

Fire Safety training is a legal requirement for all staff. The learning outcomes stated in the Core Skills Training Framework are taken from the Firecode and specify the generic training needed by all staff without exception. Adequate fire safety information and instruction is required for all staff on induction.

This online CSTF Fire Safety in Health & Care training course should be completed by those who work in health and social care services, including:

  • NHS medical, nursing, AHP and care staff,
  • Locum doctors and nurses,
  • Locum allied health professionals (AHPs),
  • Agency nurses,
  • Agency workers,
  • Healthcare Assistants (HCAs),
  • Support workers,
  • Care assistants, and
  • Community services.

Course aims

By the end of this online CSTF Fire Safety in Health & Care training course, learners will understand:

  • What causes fires and how to prevent them,
  • What the law requires businesses regarding fire safety, including who enforces the law,
  • The importance of good housekeeping to minimise risks,
  • What type of detection and warning systems should be in place on their premises,
  • How to ensure their evacuation routes and exits remain effective at all times,
  • Fire safety signage,
  • The different types of evacuation strategies their workplace may use,
  • What to do during an evacuation, and
  • The importance of personal emergency evacuation plans and fire drills.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this online CSTF Fire Safety in Health & Care training course, the learner will:

  • Understand the characteristics of fire, smoke and toxic fumes,
  • Know the fire hazards in the working environment,
  • Be aware of the significant findings of relevant fire risk assessments,
  • Understand how to practice and promote fire prevention,
  • Be aware of basic fire safety and local fire safety protocols including staff responsibilities during a fire incident,
  • Know the means of raising the fire alarm and the actions to take on hearing the fire alarm,
  • Know the right steps instinctively to take if a fire breaks out, or smoke is detected,
  • Be familiar with the different types of fire extinguishers, state their use and identify the safety precautions associated with their use, and
  • Understand the importance of being familiar with evacuation procedures and associated escape routes.

In addition, learners should take part in practical training sessions which include evacuation techniques and where appropriate, use of firefighting equipment.

Dependent upon role, location and service need the learning outcomes stated should be supplemented by specific job and site training. This should include, for example, local fire procedures, escape routes, refuges, evacuation aids and fire alarms and any other aspects as deemed necessary based upon localised fire risk assessment, training needs analysis and policy.

Similarly, staff involved in particular roles such as telephone operators, estates and working in environments such as operating theatres may need more specific training to fulfil their responsibilities in effective fire prevention and management.

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CSTF Fire Safety in Health & Care – Online Training Course – Level 1 - UKCSTF Aligned.

How it works

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Individual learners can access their course material(s) 24/7 for 365 days from the date of purchase

In the case of organisations that order multiple licences for future use, the countdown will start when learners are allocated to the training course(s)

Assessment and Certification

Unlimited attempts to complete end of course assessments

On successful completion, download, print/save quality-assured CPD certificate

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We want you to be completely satisfied with your training. We offer a 14-day money-back guarantee if you are not 100% satisfied

Refund policy

To request a refund, you should email our support team with your receipt stating why you would like to be reimbursed

You, or your learners, must not complete the training to make a valid refund claim. Any courses that have been completed and those with certificates achieved will not be valid for a refund


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End of course assessment

At the end of this course, learners are required to complete an online end of course assessment. On successful completion of the assessment (80% pass mark), learners may download a FREE CPD certificate from their profile page.


On successful completion of this e-learning course and end of course assessment, the learner may download, save and/or print a quality assured CPD certificate (recognised internationally). Our CPD certificate can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit or Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Course accreditation

The CPD Certification Service accredits all our online training courses and programmes as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.rses meet the latest guidance and best practice recommendations.

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Why choose us

Why choose our accredited e-learning courses and programmes?

The benefits of using our accredited e-learning courses in the workplace include:

  CPDUK accredited e-learning provider
  Ofqual approved training centre (UK qualifications)
  Internationally recognised CPD and Ofqual approved certificates
  Wide range of courses and qualifications that meet UK legislation and guidelines
  Over 500 online courses and programmes that cover multiple sectors
  Free blended learning environment for individuals and organisations
  Immediate access to online courses and programmes
  Highly interactive e-learning portal
  Substantial cost reductions (no travel fees and other expenses)
  Self-paced online learning
  Low carbon footprint through e-learning
  Repository of online learning materials and assessments
  Fully qualified and experienced trainers, instructors and assessors
  Experienced subject matter experts and content developers
  Conversion of existing classroom courses to e-learning courses
  All training courses meet the latest guidance and best practice recommendations.


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Frequently Asked Questions

To enrol on this e-learning course, please add the course to your basket. From there, you will be redirected to our secure checkout page to complete your booking.

If you are booking the course for someone else, please click the ‘Buy For Others’ button at the upper right hand of this page.

Once your payment has been confirmed, you will receive a booking confirmation email with a receipt. Immediately after purchase, you will receive an email with further instructions and unique login credentials to access your learner account. Next, you will need to follow the instructions and login to your learner account.

Our courses are divided into six units. You can either read or listen to the course materials. At the end of each unit is a ‘knowledge check’ section. This section helps the learners remember what they have learnt.

Our online training courses can be completed on your desktop computer/Mac, laptop, tablet or mobile device. These online courses are easily accessible as long as there is an internet connection.

These online training courses are self-paced. Therefore, learners have full control and flexibility on when they wish to complete the material.

There is no deadline for completion. The course will expire from a learner’s account after 365 days, whether it has been accessed or not.

Yes. All end of course assessments are completed online.

Learners are required to achieve a passing rate of 80% or more to complete the course and gain a CPD certificate.

To obtain your certificate, you need to complete the end of course assessment first. A passing rate of 80% or more is required to gain a CPD certificate.

Obtained certificates can be downloaded from the learner’s profile page.

We want you to be completely satisfied with your training. Thus, we offer a 14-day money-back guarantee if you are not 100% satisfied.To request a refund, you should email our Support Team with your receipt stating why you would like to be refunded. Any courses that have been completed and those with certificates will not be valid for a refund.

Yes, you can access the learning materials from any electronic device that has an internet connection. However, we recommend that you use a desktop or laptop device for the best learning experience. These online courses can also be taken on tablets and mobile devices, such as iPads, iPhone and Android mobile phones.

For the best possible experience, we recommend that learners use Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11 or Firefox. Please ensure no updates are pending on your browser.

There is no estimated completion time for this course. Learners can study in their own time at their speed. Learners may pause, leave and come back to the system to continue the training at any time.

The CPD hours depend on how long each learner takes to complete the course materials and assessments. Each course will indicate the anticipated completion time. This gives a general indication of the CPD hours for those who are required to submit their continuing professional development hours.

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