New free online training for carers and Housing Providers launching through new partnership

Posted on 17 Oct, 2016

A new online training tool to help protect vulnerable people from fire is being launched this week following a collaboration with Learning Curve Group, TSA and London Fire Brigade.

Targeted at carers, care workers and housing providers, the course helps people recognise everything from key fire risks to how to stop a fire from starting in the first place. The tool which is free has been made possible by a £30,000 grant from London Fire Brigade. 

The course takes about 60 minutes to complete and covers:

  • Warning signs such as cigarette burns in the carpets or smoking while drinking
  • Preventative measures such fitting smoke alarms where people smoke and the use of fire retardant bedding
  • The importance of referring high risk people to adult social care.

The Fire Safety course will be launched during  TSA’s annual International Technology Enabled Care conference on 18th October, with a further three courses, Call Monitoring, Response and Installation set to be available from 2017.

Alyson Scurfield, Chief Executive of TSA, said: “Learning Curve Group is a company of national renown with the proven skills to support the TSA and our members in achieving their training  ambitions.

“This partnership will open up excellent opportunities for those working in the technology enabled care sector to gain the skills and qualifications that will improve their personal growth and development and bring huge benefits to their employers and the service delivery they provide.

“I am really looking forward to working with Learning Curve Group and to seeing the progress we will make together in further supporting those in the sector.”

London Fire Brigade Assistant Commissioner for fire safety Dan Daly said: “Too often we see vulnerable people dying in a fire when something as simple such as an early warning monitored smoke alarm could have saved them. 

“At the Brigade, we don’t just respond to fires, we work in the community to stop them happening in the first place and this collaboration with  TSA is a key part of this work and helps us directly target those most at risk from fire via their carers and housing providers. This e-learning course will help save lives and prevent injury from fire.”

Brenda McLeish, Chief Executive of Learning Curve Group, said: “We will work in partnership with the TSA to create a long-term strategy that will focus entirely on benefiting, through improved skills, those employed in the technology enabled care sector.

“The excellent training we provide in health and social care is wide ranging and can be tailored to the needs and demands of those we work with.

“We have an outstanding established reputation, which comes with extensive experience of providing training that directly matches the requirements of our partners and benefits the individual and the business in many ways.

“We’re delighted to be working with the TSA to help service the training needs of its members.”

The training package is the first major grant to be awarded from London Fire Brigade’s Community Investment Fund, a one off scheme which award grants to fire prevention schemes.  The fund has seen a variety of applications from personalised sprinkler systems to fire resistant bedding. Applications for grants must be completed by the end of this month.

 

Please use the links below to access the course: