Additional Guidance for Fire safety in Residential Care Homes

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NASHiCS is pleased to announce that the Additional Guidance for fire safety in residential care homes has been updated and is now available.

The additional guidance was produced by the National Association for Safety and Health in Care Services (NASHiCS) and the Chief Fire Officers’ Association (CFOA) to accompany the Communities and Local Government (CLG) guide, entitled Fire Safety Risk Assessment – Residential Care Premises. The CLG guide was published so operators knew how to comply with the Fire Safety Order (FSO) 2005.

NASHiCS continue to work with CFOA on guidance for fire safety and if you have any queries on this please contact.
Steve.McConnell@dimensions-uk.org

The additional guidance document can be downloaded

CLG Guide Additional Guidance Document REV2016

Rosepark – Strathclyde seminar report

The event run by the Strathclyde Fire and rescue service – a valuable opportunity for SFR and other agencies to learn from the Rosepark tragedy.
The Fatal Accident Inquiry report into the Rosepark ran to more than 1,000 pages. We have compressed this determination into a concise examination of the facts which – in conjunction with today’s seminar and a review of the sheriff’s determination – will assist SFR, other fire authorities and stakeholders to prepare for future pre-planning, fire safety enforcement and operational deployments.

History of the Fire Safety Working Group

It was early in 2008 when NASHiCS National Executive Committee decided that they should appoint a representative (David Vallender) to join a newly formed working party brought together by a NASHiCS member, Jill Barlow of Anchor Trust.

The new Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order (FSO) gave the Fire and Rescue Service and enforcement duty and so care homes operators had to get used to new CLG Guidance and new enforcement at the same time……..

A history of the NASHiCS Fire Safety Working Group