Residential care
Residental Care

Residential Care

This guide gives advice about completing a fire safety risk assessment for all employers, managers, occupiers and owners of premises where the main use of the building (or part of the building) is to provide residential care.

It is intended for non-domestic residential premises with staff in attendance at all times and where many, most or all of the residents would require carer assistance to be safe in the event of a fire (ie where residents would not be able to make their way to a place of safety unaided). 

These could include:

  • residential and nursing homes
  • rehabilitation premises providing residential treatment and care for addiction · care homes and care homes with nursing (as defined by the Care Standards Act 2000)

 

The guide is not intended for day-care centres with no residential clients, sheltered accommodation where no care is provided, hospitals, out-posted nursing care in single private dwellings. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/fire-safety-risk-assessment-residential-care-premises - add housing guide new link 2017 

For the fire safety government guide for residential care click here:

Hospitals

This guide is for all employers, managers, responsible persons, occupiers and owners of premises where the main use of the building (or part of the building) is to provide healthcare including:

  • hospitals
  • medical centres
  • other healthcare premises

 

This guide does not apply to:

  • care and nursing homes
  • rehabilitation premises
  • day-care centres with no residential clients
  • sheltered accommodation
  • out-posted nursing care in single private dwellings
  • staff accommodation

 

 For the fire safety government guide for healthcare click here: