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Archive for the ‘Fire Safety Topics’ Category

Training Hub – articles for training

Posted: September 8th, 2017 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

We are shortly retiring all content from this section of the site. A new section Training Hub is now available.  All relevant content is being moved here and will have the latest up to date articles regarding training programmes and platforms tha Tutorcare offers.  Comments have now been disabled in this blog but are available from the Training Hub. New articles in the tutorcare training hub include;   Abuse: Vulnerable adults and common signs Personal skills – what do health… Read more »

How to treat burns – First Aid

Posted: June 23rd, 2017 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

Burns are the most common household injury and unfortunately a regular occurrence in certain work environments. More than 1 million people in the UK seek medical treatment for burn-related injuries each year.  50,000 people are hospitalised due to burn-related injuries.  4,500 people die from burn related injuries. Burns should always be treated as serious regardless of severity.  Before treating a burn-related injury however, it is important to first determine the type and degree of the burn. There are four different… Read more »

What training as a fire marshal can do for your future career

Posted: October 15th, 2016 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

Some of the best CVs are those that are well-rounded, full of both professional experience and interests outside of work. Employers are often interested in people who have taken advantage of all opportunities available to them, be it developing skills or taking extra training, as these are the people who can bring something extra to the business. All of the above are reasons why fire marshal training can be beneficial for your future career, as this sort of qualification looks… Read more »

Fire Safety Law and what to expect from a fire safety inspection

Posted: July 4th, 2016 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

Business owners legally have to abide by The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order of 2005 and as a result need to designate a Responsible Person (RP) to co-ordinate things in the event of a fire. They are also responsible for preventative measures and ultimately an evacuation plan should the worst happen. The Fire and Rescue Services (FRS) conduct regular inspections on high risk, none domestic premises to ensure companies comply with the order and take the necessary precautions to minimise… Read more »

Ignoring fire safety may lead to prison

Posted: June 27th, 2016 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

As we’ve been highlighting lately, fire risk assessments are a must now for the workplace.  In the most serious cases ignorance can lead to injury or death but failure to comply to the 2005 Regulatory Reform of the Fire Safety act can mean a possible prison sentence.  A recent case saw a Preston landlord end up before a judge for putting lives at risk for failure to abide by fire safety rules and told he could end up in jail. A… Read more »

Fire Safety risk assessments

Posted: June 21st, 2016 by TutorCare comment-icon 1

The Fire Safety regulatory reform order 2005, requires all premises used for non-domestic purposes (with a few small exceptions) to undertake regular fire risk assessments. Companies must have a designated “Responsible Person” whose job is to make certain specific actions are carried out to prevent fires and injury / death if a fire actually occurs.  It is estimated that there are nearly 20,000 commercial fires in the UK each year and the act was passed to ensure companies take fire… Read more »

Fire Safety Tips for the workplace (part 3)

Posted: June 15th, 2016 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

The final part in our Fire Safety Tips for the workplace covers fire detection, prevention (such as fire doors) and warning systems. We also include a list of useful links regarding fire safety law and legislation at the foot of the post. Invest in Fire Detection and implement warning systems • Place standardised and compliant notices next to phone and fire points, paying particular attention to emergency exits displaying evacuation plan. • Ensure emergency phone numbers, full company address and… Read more »

Fire Safety Tips for the workplace (part 2)

Posted: June 13th, 2016 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

Following on from our article last week, please find below part 2 of our Fire Safety Tips in the workplace. Establish Safe Practices in the business once the plan has been prepared • Keep staff up to date on the most recent practices. Get used to adding an item to weekly or monthly meetings that covers safety in general. This will ensure staff have been made aware of any changes to policy. • Ensure any machinery in the workplace /… Read more »

Fire Safety Tips for the workplace

Posted: June 8th, 2016 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

Today sees the first of a three part series of posts on Fire Safety in the Workplace. We hope you find them useful for your business. As a business owner and more importantly as an employer you are required by law to ensure that your property has been assessed for the risk of fire and that related policies / procedures are in place mitigating such risks. The responsibility not only extends beyond your employees but also to anyone visiting the… Read more »

The importance of fire safety in a care environment

Posted: April 19th, 2016 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

Fire safety rules and regulations are designed to save lives and protect both people and property. As the owner of a business, organisation or facility, you are responsible for fire safety and the health and safety of all people on the premises. A crucial part of fire safety is the fire risk assessment, which is designed to flag up potential hazards and help you to eliminate them through implementing fire safety measures.  TutorCare offer a BSC award in Fire Risk… Read more »

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