Fire Safety Evacuation Advice For Care Homes - Require help?

Can your arrangements cope? With the vulnerability of persons in care, be it the infirm, elderly or persons requiring supported living the fire evacuation procedures are paramount. We have put together some evacuation advice for Care Homes. There are three main evacuation strategies that are implemented as part of the emergency procedures for care homes; Simultaneous Evacuation This strategy is appropriate for many types of care home, normally small premises where residents can escape quickly and immediately to a place of total safety in open air and where it may be expected that all people inside are able to (and will) evacuate quickly to outside the building to a place of total safety. Thi

London Care Home fined over £30k for breaking fire safety laws resulting in a fire!

The London Fire Brigade has successfully prosecuted a Care Home for 3 offences under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. The Care Home based in Penge, South East London has pleaded guilty to not have a fire risk assessment, blocking a fire escape route with combustible materials and wedging fire doors open, and failing to keep firefighting equipment in working order. The fire caused one resident to be taken to hospital suffering from severe smoke inhalation. She was put on a life support machine and spent more than a month in hospital before being released. For more information on this original story reported by the London Fire Brigade visit their website. Do you know how you can

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