Fire Safety & Prevention in Education & Care

This course gives a comprehensive overview of fire prevention & control within the Education and Care sector

This comprehensive course covers the basics of fire, explaining the different ways it can spread and what it needs to continue. It discusses the different fire fighting equipment so learners will understand which type of fire to tackle with which equipment. It also covers the legal obligations of both employers and employees, helping to ensure that fire risk is assessed and kept to a minimum.

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Course Details

Fire Safety & Prevention Among Children & Young People course details:

  • Clear, attractive format
  • Real-life scenarios help illustrate key points
  • With videos and graphics to make an enjoyable learning experience
  • Written by an expert with over 20 years experience of training in child services, and health and social care

Benefits for you

Within the Education or care setting sector there are a large number of children or young people at risk. They are deemed to be more at risk from fires due to various reasons (cognitive impairment, mental health issues, dementia, learning disabilities, sensory impairment etc.

The Learning Outcomes are –

  • Understand the relevant legislation regarding fire safety 
  • Understand what fire actually is and its impact 
  • Understand the best ways for fire prevention 
  • Have knowledge of the various statistics in the UK – regarding fires, injuries and deaths 
  • Understand the various types of fires and what fire-fighting equipment can be used with these 
  • Understand your responsibilities and recognition, regarding fire safety (including types of fires, fire extinguishing and evacuation) 

Fire safety awareness forms an essential part of many different qualifications and learning frameworks. This course has been mapped to the following  –

Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools – Unit 8 Support Children and Young People’s Health and Safety

  • 7.1 – describe practices that prevent fires from – • Starting • Spreading 
  • 7.2 – outline emergency procedures to be followed in the event of a fire in the work setting 
  • 7.3 – explain the importance of maintaining clear evacuation routes at all times

Course Syllabus

Section 1 – Introduction

  • Learning Objectives 
  • Mapping 
  • Meet The People 

Section 2 – Overview of Legislation and Guidance

  • Introduction 
  • The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (England & Wales) 
  • The Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006 (Scotland) 
  • The Fire Safety Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010 
  • Employer Duties 
  • Employee Duties 
  • GEEPs (General Emergency Evacuation Plans) 

Section 3 – Fire and its impact

  • Introduction 
  • Fires 
  • Fuel Sources 
  • How Fire Spreads 
  • Fire, Smoke and Toxic Fumes 
  • The Cost of Fire in the Workplace 
  • Fire Risk Assessment 

Section 4 – Fire Prevention

Section 5 – Fire Statistics

Section 6 – Types of Fires and Fire Fighting equipment

  • Introduction 
  • Types of Fire Fighting Equipment I – Red (Water) 
  • Types of Fire Fighting Equipment II – Cream (Foam) 
  • Types of Fire Fighting Equipment III – Black (Carbon Dioxide) 
  • Types of Fire Fighting Equipment IV – Blue (Dry Powder) 
  • Types of Fire Fighting Equipment V – Yellow (Wet Chemical) 
  • Using an Extinguisher 
  • Fire Blankets 
  • Equipment Checklist 

Section 7 – Roles and Responsibilities

  • Introduction 
  • Fire Exits / Routes 
  • On Hearing the Fire Alarm 
  • How to Raise the Alarm 
  • PEEPS (Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan) 
  • Evacuation

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