Fire safety training in aged healthcare facilities

By: Wormald  21-May-2012
Keywords: Fire & Safety, Fire Training, Fire Safety Training

When identifying the best fire protection solutions for the aged healthcare sector, the evacuation of mobility restricted residents and the protection of vital medical equipment are just two key considerations.
 
Although it is not always possible to prevent a fire, healthcare facilities must be adequately prepared by having the correct fire protection systems and equipment in place. Furthermore, owners and managers must recognise the importance of investing in staff fire safety training.

When a fire breaks out, the highest priority is to move residents and staff out of harm’s way. Having trained staff should provide the best possibility for this to happen in a methodical and efficient manner. Facility managers must ensure that fire safety education is provided to all employees to build an understanding of what systems are installed on the premises, how to use the fire protection equipment and what evacuation procedures are in place.

Leading fire protection specialist Wormald offers a range of essential fire training courses which are suitable for all staff and can be tailored to the needs of individual healthcare facilities.

Wormald recently launched a unique emergency management training course in NSW which is specifically targeted to hospitals and healthcare facilities. The RTO-accredited course enables participants to hone their skills and knowledge in developing risk management strategies and advising on the emergency planning process.

Other training courses available include; emergency control organisation, warden training, general staff emergency awareness training, fire safety officer training (NSW only), fire extinguisher training, fire safety advisor training (QLD only) and emergency response exercise. For further details or to speak to a Wormald representative call 133 166 or visit www.wormald.com.au.

Keywords: Fire & Safety, Fire Safety Training, Fire Training

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