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Residential Health Care Fire Risk Assessments
"In hospitals and residential care establishments, 58% of fires
are caused because of cooking equipment being left on or
poorly maintained.
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Are you liable?
Do you know your responsibilities?

The regulatory reform act of 2005 now states that the property owner, or the person in charge, is responsible to ensure that your care establishment is meeting the BS58391 Fire standards and has
an appropriate fire risk assessment in place. Should a fire occur
within your care home you are liable for the consequences , this
includes loss of life.

Within hospitals and care establishments over 58% of fire occur due to cooking equipment being poorly maintained or they are being used incorrectly. Within a care home there maybe specialised medical equipment such as oxygen bottles for service users with breathing problems. As these pose a real threat you must ensure that these are kept in a safe environment or potential replace them with a safer option.

Surprisingly in the healthcare environment, cigarette smoke is still a common hazard. Although smoking is banned inside and only allows smoking outside, any open flame presents itself as a risk. With oxygen bottles present, its important that smoking is kept well away from this as these are a potenital ignition source.

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Risks in your environment
Identification of potential risks in your care establishment.
Within the residential care industry there are numerous ignition sources which pose a real treat to both you and your service users. As you are liable for what may happen to your service users, there are a number of items that you must identify within your fire risk assessment. These are:
Fire Risk Assessments Ensure all emergency exits are accessible for all and that there are no objects blocking these – This will ensure all patients are able to evacuate in the event of a fire.
Fire Risk Assessments Residential Care Ensure all oxygen bottles are stored in a safe and controlled environment - This is because oxygen bottles are a potential ignition source and pose a real threat should a fire break out.
Fire Risk Assessments Residential Care Ensure all staff members are aware of all emergency exits and are aware of the necessary precautions that need to be implemented if there is a fire. – This ensures that they can evacuate everyone from the building without harming themselves or the patients.
Residential Care Fire Risk Assessors
Abbey Fire & Security are leading Care Home providers
based within the heart of East Anglia
As part of their all-in-one service, Abbey can provide:
Care Home Fire Risk Assessments Fully certified fire alarm servicing
Residential Care Home Fire Risk Assessments Fire Alarm inspections by fully qualified engineers
Fire Risk Assessments for Care Homes Complimentary fire system user training
Fire Risk Assessments 24 hour emergency call out facility
Residential Care Fire Risk Assessments Remote System Monitoring available
Care Home Fire Risk Assessments Fire Risk Assessments for Care Homes
Should a fire occur in your building, there are a number of questions that you will be asked. Failure to answer any of these questions may require you to have your current fire risk assessment reviewed.
Fire Risk Assessments Residential Care Were all staff members made aware of the fire evacuation plan that you have in place?
Fire Risk Assessments Residential Care Were all emergency exits accessible for all ensuring that everyone could evacuate in an emergency?
Fire Risk Assessments Residential Care Did you provide the correct training to ensure staff were able to evacuate all service users?
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