Staff at an Eastbourne care provider have been learning what to do in a fire.
Bluebird Care provide home care and support services to residents within the Eastbourne and Wealden areas.
The event, which took place yesterday (6 December) was set-up following a training session at Eastbourne Community Fire Station, which care staff attended.
Safer Business Training Coordinator, Caroline Bendell, said, “It is great that we have this opportunity to speak directly to staff who are involved in the local care industry. Staff need to know their responsibilities, what they can do to prevent emergencies and what to do if the worst happens.”
Care Coordinator, Sarah Cummings, said, “Some of our care staff attended a Fire Safety training course earlier in the year, at Eastbourne Community Fire Station.
“The feedback was great, all of the staff felt that they learned a lot, and now feel confident in their knowledge in the event of an emergency. We look forward to welcoming the Safer Business Training Team to our office on Tuesday.”
Eighty percent of businesses that suffer a serious fire close within 18 months. Despite being able to rebuild their physical assets, their customers are often long gone.
East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service runs special sessions aimed at helping businesses understand their responsibilities when it comes to fire safety and keep their doors open.
Introduction to Business Fire Safety is a half day course, full of information and real life case studies. It is provided free of charge to local businesses by East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service.
Aimed at employers and people who own or manage a business premises, it is designed to get you up to speed on Fire Safety Law and its implications as well as an overview of Fire Risk Assessment and what that means to you.
You will be provided with useful information and guidance to keep and use in the workplace.