Free Fire Risk Training

You may recall that Andrea Borwell, Quality Assurance Officer – Domiciliary Care, has been talking about Fire Risk Training with the Fire and Rescue Service for some while, looking at training for care staff on identifying and reporting potential hazards. Training which would encompass two distinct strands has been identified and the training offer has now been agreed. The first course is designed for Assessors who undertake the initial assessment and set up of packages of care in the community and the second for Care/Support Workers who provide ongoing support to individuals in their own homes.

The agreed dates and venues for the roll out of both of these courses, which will be delivered by Gosia Zielinska of the Fire and Rescue Service, are listed below.  A very big thank you to those providers who have kindly agreed to loan their training rooms for these sessions.

Dates for additional Fire Risk Assessor and Carer courses will be available later in the year at other venues in the County and these will be circulated as soon as they are confirmed.

Fire Risk Assessor Training

This is a 3 hour course and would provide sufficient training to enable a nominated person within the organisation to carry out a Home Fire Risk Assessment to a standard agreed by NCC/NFRS and would be aimed at those members of staff who undertake the initial assessment and set up of packages of care in the community.

The course would cover the following broad areas:

  • Home Fire Safety risks and control measures.
  • The Home Fire Risk Assessment process and recording methodology.
  • Dissemination of significant findings to relevant persons/carers.

Carer Home Fire Safety Training

This is a 3 hour course designed to equip care and support workers visiting service users in their own homes with an understanding of the following:

  • Home Fire Safety risks and control measures.
  • Identification of client specific risks and control measures derived from the Home Fire Risk Assessment.
  • Reporting procedure for significant issues.

 

The dates and venues for the free training are below.

Date AM/PM Venue Course Title
12 March 2018

 

09:30 – 12:30 Allied Healthcare, Hipperson Mews,

53a Station Road

Beccles, NR34 9QH

 

Fire Risk Assessor Training

12 March 2018 13:00 – 16:00 Allied Healthcare, Hipperson Mews,

53a Station Road

Beccles, NR34 9QH

 

Carer Home Fire Safety Training

13 March 2018 09:30 – 12:30 Apple Homecare

Progress House

Plantation Park

Blofield, NR13 4PL

 

Fire Risk Assessor Training

13 March 2018 13:00 – 16:00 Apple Homecare

Progress House

Plantation Park

Blofield, NR13 4PL

 

Carer Home Fire Safety Training

20 March 2018 09:30 – 12:30 Independence Matters

Holt Community Hub

Charles Road

Holt, NR25 6DA

 

Fire Risk Assessor Training

20 March 2018 13:00 – 16:00 Independence Matters

Holt Community Hub

Charles Road

Holt, NR25 6DA

 

Carer Home Fire Safety Training

26 March 2018 09:30 – 12:30 Sunrise Healthcare

Suite E,

Diss Business Park

Hopper Way

Diss, IP22 4GT

 

Fire Risk Assessor Training

26 March 2018 13:00 – 16:00 Sunrise Healthcare

Suite E,

Diss Business Park

Hopper Way

Diss, IP22 4GT

 

Carer Home Fire Safety Training

How to Book:

To reserve places, please email Claire Lowe – Claire.lowe@norfolk.gov.uk – with the names of the staff that you would like to attend, together with the date and the name of the course.   Please note that in order to allow as many providers as possible to access the training it may be necessary to limit the number of spaces allocated to any one provider at each session.