Care homes, where some of the most vulnerable people in society live, are believed to be at alarming risk of a fire. Research released to support last years Fire Door Safety Week campaign showed three in five care home workers admitting to serious concerns.
There is a heightened concern over care homes due to the extremely vulnerable nature of the residents, most of whom are elderly and have poor mobility or eyesight or may be drowsy because of medication.
London Fire Brigade significantly increased its inspection schedule in care homes in London this year following these fire safety concerns.
London Fire Brigade Assistant Commissioner Dan Daly said that in 2019 they “found that of 177 care homes inspected in London, a third had inadequate or poorly maintained fire doors. These are one of a number of measures that need to be in place to help keep people safe from fire.”
Click the image below to download the Fire Door Safety Week infographic on fire door safety concerns in care homes.