Fire Safety Training
In the year ending December 2019, there were 157,156 fires attended by the Fire and Rescue Service. Of these incidents, there were 237 fatalities and 7,021 non-fatal casualties, 3, 026 of which required hospital treatment.
Fire safety should always be a main concern, particularly in healthcare facilities due the number of potentially vulnerable people that may be at risk on the premises, whether a hospital, care home, or medical practice. Many service users’ risk being too ill or may struggle with mobility, to effectively undertake evacuation procedures in good time. For example, they may be slower than others, unable to tackle stairs or heavy doors.
It is therefore essential that all healthcare workplaces meet all required health and safety standards, and that they comply with all building regulations, to ensure the safety of employees, service users and the protection of the building.
You are responsible for fire safety in business or other non-domestic premises if you are:
Anyone else with control of the premises, for example a facilities manager, building manager, managing agent or risk assessor.