Fire Safety for Residential Care Homes

Case Study

Fire Safety for Residential Care Homes

Case Study of Wireless Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguisher Installation

Fire Queen Limited were requested to provide Life Safety Equipment for a local Care Home.

A BS5839 Fire Alarm System was required, however the customer didn’t want conventional cables & trunking installed; where possible, they wanted equipment which didn’t effect the homely environment they have created.  The use of white sounder bases & detectors helped them blend in.

The Hyfire Taurus Addressable Fire System combined with the Advanced Go Fire Panel allows staff or the Emergency Services to pinpoint the exact location of an activation or fault.

Premium Portable Fire Extinguishers were installed to optimise fire safety throughout.

The Government provides detailed information on what residential care homes need to do, to understand the Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order 2005.

Fire Queen Limited is a leading provider of Fire Risk Assessments, Wireless Fire Alarm Installation, Life Safety & Fire Extinguisher Servicing, for all types of Fire Extinguishers in Stockport, Manchester & across the UK.

Contact us to discuss Fire Safety in your Care Home.

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Fire Risk Assessment in Residential Care Homes

Care Home owners need to identify & reduce the risks from fire!

Fire Safety Steps for your Residential Care Home

Fire Safety Equipment

Fire Detection System, Fire Extinguishers, Emergency Lighting

You need to know that your premises has the right fire safety equipment in the right place, AND it is going to function in the right way at the right time.

Escape Routes & Fire Doors

Every floor should have an appropriate number of fire doors & clearly marked escape routes from all points.  The escape routes should be kept clear at all times.

Staff Training

Staff should be trained in fire safety procedures, including how to raise an alarm, how to use fire extinguishers & how to evacuate the building.


Fire action notices should be clearly displayed for staff & guests, so everyone knows what to do if there is a fire.  Fire escape routes should have adequate signage showing the shortest available way out.

Emergency Fire Plan

This should be published as a hard copy & made available to all staff & guests.

Safe Refuge Points For Staff & Residents

Depending on the size of your care home & the number of guests, you may need refuge points.  You will also need to evaluate each resident & their Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP).

Service & Maintenance

You must ensure all fire safety equipment is kept in working order & maintained at regular intervals by a competent person.

Fire Queen Limited can help with all your Fire Safety requirements.

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For all Care Homes, the first step is a Fire Risk Assessment

What is a Fire Risk Assessment?

A Fire Risk Assessment is a thorough review of your premises & the people who are likely to use them, including the elderly, very young children & disabled people.  It considers the risk of fire breaking out & what measures you need to put in place to prevent it, keeping people safe.  All residential care homes, whatever the size, must complete a Fire Risk Assessment.

The risk assessment should identify fire hazards & rate them in terms of risk – high, moderate or low.  For example, a care home kitchen would be considered a high-risk area.  At-risk persons should also be identified, such as the occupants or disabled members of staff.

For each risk you identify, a plan should be put in place to eliminate (if possible), reduce & protect people from that risk.

There are 5 Key Steps for a Fire Risk Assessment.

  • Identify the fire hazards
  • Identify the people at risk
  • Evaluate, remove or reduce the risks
  • Record your findings, prepare an emergency plan & provide training
  • Review & update the fire risk assessment regularly

If you do not have the expertise or time to do the fire risk assessment yourself, you need to appoint a ‘competent person’ to help.  Fire Queen can help; we provide a full range of Fire Safety Services including Fire Risk Assessments, Fire Training, Fire Extinguisher Servicing & Fire Alarm Maintenance, in Stockport, Manchester, The North West, & UK wide

Fire Queen Limited is a leading provider of Fire Risk Assessments, Wireless Fire Alarm Installation, Life Safety & Fire Extinguisher Servicing for Residential Care Homes.

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Fire Safety in Residential Care Homes

Fire Queen Limited offer an extensive range of Fire Safety Services.  We provide Fire Alarm Installation, Fire Extinguisher Installation, Commissioning, Testing & Maintenance services across the United Kingdom & Ireland; ensuring your business is protected, your guests, visitors & employees safe.

With over 50 years of experience, in almost every sector, we guarantee you will find our ability & customer focus to be excellent in all areas.

We offer very competitive Annual Fire Extinguisher Maintenance Service Plans & Reactive Call-out Services to Hotels, Self Catering Accommodation, Bed & Breakfast Guest Houses & all types of commercial buildings.

We offer a number of Fire Extinguisher Maintenance, Testing & Service options, including popular, fixed budget annual contracts.  Call us to discuss your Fire Extinguisher needs; we will advise you which is the most effective solution for your property or business.

By combining your Fire Extinguisher Services with our Fire Alarm Servicing &/or Emergency Lighting Maintenance plans, we can offer significant cost savings.

Please contact our Customer Support Team to arrange a free survey, or to discuss your requirements with a trained Technical Advisor.

Alternatively, please use the contact form; we will respond promptly.

For all your Fire Detection & Protection requirements, contact our Customer Support Team on 0800 731 2748 to arrange a free survey, quotation, or just advice.

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