Fire safety around the home.
Fire safety is very important as is the need to prevent a fire breaking out. This half day course looks at the causes of fire, ignition, the fire triangle, the common rooms for fire, fire spread and assessing properties for risk.
To monitor properties the course considers the need for detection, alarms, equipment and fire structures. Where, when and how to install an early warning system, considering the need for regular checks and maintenance. How to work with residents to advise how to prevent fire, to react and how to get out safely. Many vulnerable or older people are at greater risk because of mobility, sensory impairment, poor choice of heaters, older equipment, property repair or clutter. Examples are provided of how to manage these increased risks and when to refer residents to Sussex HIA.