The care home has a modern Fire Alarm System fitted, with 'Fire Exit Notices' and 'Fire Emergency Instruction Notices' displayed at strategic points throughout the home, as advised by the local fire department.
Staff are instructed during induction training with regard to the Fire Prevention/Drills Policy. This includes use of the home’s fire appliances, evacuation, muster points, raising the alarm, etc. residents are informed of the emergency procedure during admission.
A fire exercise is carried out weekly on each shift, this ensures all staff and residents have a comprehensive understanding of their responsibilities.
All fire systems and alarms are tested weekly by staff of the home and annually by the local Fire Officer. Records are kept of all such testing as part of the Proprietor/Manager’s responsibilities.
All fire fighting equipment are checked annually by a qualified fire extinguisher maintenance engineer.
As far as possible, furniture, fixtures and fittings are made of fire-resistant of fire-retardant fabrics and materials.