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The importance of fire safety in care homes

Critical equipment and services provider JLA explains how senior care home managers can keep residents and staff as safe as possible when it comes to fire safety.

With the ongoing complications of the pandemic, resident safety has been a key concern with infection control measures naturally being high up on care managers’ lists of priorities.

Yet as we emerge from the pandemic, it is important that other areas of resident and staff safety are not left in the background.

Fire safety, for example, is just one aspect that may have naturally fallen in priority as other issues surrounding the pandemic have impacted care home sites and operations.

However, remembering the importance of fire safety, having the right measures in place, and ensuring staff are prepared to deal with an event if one was to occur, is an investment that all care home managers should be making now.

With this in mind, below are three requirements to ensuring fire safety is implemented within any care home that goes over and above legal requirements.

Chose a solution that minimises the spread of a fire

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