Does my Northants Care Home need a Fire Risk Assessment?

Jul 16, 2018

A typical Residential Care Premise includes those where care is provided for:

·The elderly or infirm;

·Children and young persons;

·People with special needs such as those with learning difficulties or with mental or physical disabilities;

·People with addictions.

The Responsible Person for premises providing Residential Care should be fully aware of the need to manage the premises well to ensure the safety and well-being of the residents from fire at all times.

All staff must be trained to prevent or limit the risk of fire, be able to recognise potential fire hazards, and know how to respond in an emergency situation. All staff should be kept up to date on any issues that might cause a potential hazard or risk and should have fire training.

Ise Fire can carry out a suitable and sufficient Fire Risk Assessment in your Care Home, to ensure that your fire safety procedures, fire prevention measures, and fire precautions (plans, systems and equipment) are all in place and working properly. The Risk Assessment will identify any issues that need attention and will include a full Action Plan.