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Fire risk awareness training for practitioners visiting vulnerable adults
Created: 06/05/2022, Updated: 09/05/2022
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service are providing 1-hour long training sessions over May and June to assist practitioners visiting vulnerable clients in their homes as part of Fife's Adult Protection strategy - assisting in the layperson's assessment of potential fire risks and instructions will be also given on how to refer clients for a Home Fire Safety Visit.
Learning outcomes –
An understanding of the most common causes of dwelling fires and risk groups
Awareness of fire hazards to look out for when visiting client’s homes
Details of services and equipment the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service can provide
Overview of the new Scottish Government smoke alarm legislation
Instructions on the referral pathway for requesting Home Fire Safety Visits
Increase staff awareness of fire risks in client’s, and their own, homes
Increase numbers of partner referrals for home fire safety visits
Increase the safety of the clients you work with
Reduce accidental harm from fire
These sessions wil lbe suitable for any practitioners likely to be visiting vulnerable clients who may be at higher risk of fires in the home.