The home has a modern Fire Alarm System fitted, with “Fire Exit Notices” and “Fire Emergency Instruction Notices” displayed at strategic points throughout the home, as advised by the local “Fire Department”.

Staff are instructed during induction training with regard to the Fire Prevention/Drills Policy this includes use of the homes fire appliances, evacuation, muster points, raising the alarm, etc. Clients are informed of the emergency procedure during admission.

A fire exercise is carried out weekly on each shift, this ensures all staff and residents have a comprehensive understanding of their responsibilities. A full fire drill is conducted six monthly which involves evacuation of the home.

All fire systems and alarms will be tested monthly by staff of the home and 6-monthly by the local Fire Officer. Records are kept of all such testing as part of the Proprietor/Managers responsibilities.

All fire fighting equipment will be checked annually by a qualified fire extinguisher maintenance engineer.

Where possible, furniture, fixtures and fittings must be made of fire-resistant of fire-retardant fabrics and materials.