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NAHFO NW Conference 2013

Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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Transcripts - NAHFO NW Conference 2013

  • 1. 1DH - Leading the nation’s health and care Managing healthcare fire safetyManaging healthcare fire safety Fire Safety and Emergency Planning –Fire Safety and Emergency Planning – A Fusion of MindsA Fusion of Minds NAHFO NW Conference 2013NAHFO NW Conference 2013 Paul RobertsPaul Roberts Risk Management Adviser & Policy Lead
  • 2. 2DH - Leading the nation’s health and care Managing healthcare fire safetyManaging healthcare fire safety Why the Dear Colleague Letter from David Flory?Why the Dear Colleague Letter from David Flory? • Fire at Woodlands Psychiatric Unit at Ipswich Hospital 26th October 2011 – Patient set fire to bedding and stayed in the room whilst fire develop until rescued by fire service 25 minutes later • Subsequent investigation led to Enforcement Notice listing 15 items of remedial work • Trust could not be prosecuted because of a merger where criminal liabilities not transferred
  • 3. 3DH - Leading the nation’s health and care Managing healthcare fire safetyManaging healthcare fire safety • No one person to blame – systemic failures within the organisation • Enforcement Notice not challenged • All the enforcement items have been addressed • Criminal liabilities now transfer • Nothing in the list that is not ‘bread & butter’ https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/report-into-fire-safet http://www.suffolk.gov.uk/assets/suffolk.gov.uk/Emergency%20an
  • 4. 4DH - Leading the nation’s health and care Managing healthcare fire safetyManaging healthcare fire safety HTM 05-01HTM 05-01 • This guidance replaces previous versions and the letter on e-learning issued in February 2011 • The document was issued for technical engagement for 3 weeks and received 60 pages of comments • Some comments were readily accepted, some readily rejected and some considered before a final decision
  • 5. 5 Managing healthcare fire safetyManaging healthcare fire safety Key changesKey changes – Brought in the functional requirements of the Building Regulations Approved Document – Made clearer the differences between policy and protocols – Tried the make management levels more appropriate – Defined duties for local managers – Better defined duties for various roles – Referenced PAS 7 – Greater emphasis on training section DH - Leading the nation’s health and care
  • 6. 6 Managing healthcare fire safetyManaging healthcare fire safety Key changes continued:Key changes continued: – Updated the exemplar management system to follow PAS 7 – Expanded the Person Specifications to ensure the correct calibre of staff in post – Detailed appendix on developing protocols – Detailed appendix on developing the training needs analysis – Left in the Annual Statement as an exemplar for local use DH - Leading the nation’s health and care
  • 7. 7 Managing healthcare fire safetyManaging healthcare fire safety Department of Health fireDepartment of Health fire safety policysafety policy To provide an unambiguous statement of fire safety policy applicable to the NHS in EnglandNHS in England, and to premises where patients receive NHS funded treatment or care, excluding a single private dwelling. Exemplar Trust fireExemplar Trust fire safety policysafety policy To provide an unambiguous statement of fire safety policy applicable to Anytown TrustAnytown Trust, and to premises where patients of Anytown NHS Trust receive treatment or care, excluding a single private dwelling. DH - Leading the nation’s health and care
  • 8. 8 DH willDH will •Ensure that appropriate advice and guidance on matters relating to fire safety will be available to NHS organisations in England through the provision of the Firecode suite of guidance. •Facilitate the development of partnership initiatives with stakeholders and other appropriate bodies in the provision of fire safety where reasonably practicable. Managing healthcare fire safetyManaging healthcare fire safety DH - Leading the nation’s health and care
  • 9. 9 Managing healthcare fire safetyManaging healthcare fire safety The Trust Board will:The Trust Board will: • Discharge its responsibilities as a provider of healthcare to ensure that suitable and sufficientsuitable and sufficient governance arrangementsgovernance arrangements are in place to manage fire related matters. • Provide appropriate levels of investmentappropriate levels of investment in the estate and personnel to facilitate the implementation of suitable fire safety precautions • Facilitate the development of partnershipdevelopment of partnership initiativesinitiatives with stakeholders and other appropriate bodies in the provision of fire safety where reasonably practicable. DH - Leading the nation’s health and care
  • 10. 10 Managing healthcare fire safetyManaging healthcare fire safety The Trust Board expects those tasked with managingThe Trust Board expects those tasked with managing aspects of fire safety to:aspects of fire safety to: •Diligently discharge their fire safety responsibilitiesDiligently discharge their fire safety responsibilities as befits their position. •Have in place a clearly defined management structurea clearly defined management structure for the delivery, control and monitoring of fire safety measures. •Have in place a programme for the assessment and review of fireprogramme for the assessment and review of fire risksrisks. •Develop and implement appropriate protocols, procedures, actionappropriate protocols, procedures, action plans and control measuresplans and control measures to mitigate fire risks, comply with relevant legislation and, where practicable, codes of practice and guidance. DH - Leading the nation’s health and care
  • 11. 11 Managing healthcare fire safetyManaging healthcare fire safety Management levelsManagement levels • DH acknowledge the diverse nature of healthcare providers, eg those providing community based care, where the organisation may be responsible for a range of healthcare premises of varying complexity. • The local management of each premises should conform to the management level appropriate for that type of premises as shown in Table 1. • The management of central functions should conform to the management level appropriate for the most complex premises and/or highest dependency of patients in the organisation’s portfolio. DH - Leading the nation’s health and care
  • 12. 12 Managing healthcare fire safetyManaging healthcare fire safety DH - Leading the nation’s health and care
  • 13. 13 Managing healthcare fire safetyManaging healthcare fire safety Local managementLocal management (snapshot of duties)(snapshot of duties) •Monitoring fire safety in the area of responsibility •Ensure fire risk assessments undertaken •Report defects as they affect fire safety •Develop local emergency and action plans •Ensure sufficient, adequately trained staff available •Ensure staff attend training DH - Leading the nation’s health and care
  • 14. 14 Managing healthcare fire safetyManaging healthcare fire safety Developing fire safety protocols (Developing fire safety protocols (examplesexamples)) •Fire strategy •Fire risk assessment •Fire prevention •Fire detection & alarm •Reducing false alarms •Fire fighting equipment •Portable appliance testing •Medical gases •Purchasing •Etc etc DH - Leading the nation’s health and care
  • 15. 15 Managing healthcare fire safetyManaging healthcare fire safety TrainingTraining • Ensuring prevention and emergency action plans can be put into practice • Legal duty • Fire Safety Manager responsible for training programme being developed and delivered to allall employee’s • Matron’s, Head’s of Service and Departmental Managers to ensure staff attend DH - Leading the nation’s health and care
  • 16. 16 Managing healthcare fire safetyManaging healthcare fire safety InductionInduction • All staff to be inducted LOCALLYLOCALLY on or before 1st day of work – Include location specific issues • Corporate induction should take place within 1 month PeriodicPeriodic • All staff should receive regular, updated training and instruction – Frequency and duration determined by Training NeedsTraining Needs AnalysisAnalysis DH - Leading the nation’s health and care
  • 17. 17 Managing healthcare fire safetyManaging healthcare fire safety E-learningE-learning • Offers benefits • Not acceptable as sole means of training (other than very small premises eg small GP practice) – Significant findings of risk assessment – Changes in working practice – Evacuation techniques – Job specific • Should be completed within 1 month or re-started • ExceptionalExceptional circumstances may be an alternative but no gap longer than x2 the TNA interval DH - Leading the nation’s health and care
  • 18. 18 Managing healthcare fire safetyManaging healthcare fire safety Training Needs AnalysisTraining Needs Analysis Exemplar and not exhaustive • Determine staff with FS responsibilities • Group staff with similar responsibilities • Determine training requirements for each FS responsibility • Determine nature, duration and number of sessions required DH - Leading the nation’s health and care
  • 19. 19 Managing healthcare fire safetyManaging healthcare fire safety Training Needs Analysis continuedTraining Needs Analysis continued • Determine frequency – should reflect complexity – Eg self evacuation may only need F2F training every 36 months providing e-learning is used in the intervening the years along with an unannounced fire drill – Practical sessions eg for evacuation training may be more extensive and require more but shorter sessions DH - Leading the nation’s health and care
  • 20. 20 Managing healthcare fire safetyManaging healthcare fire safety DH - Leading the nation’s health and care
  • 21. 21 • Revision to HTM 05-2 – Issued scope to Framework partner – Complete review to meet the needs of today’s healthcare system – Delivery by March 2014 (very tight timescale) – NAHFO need to be involved • Revision to HTM 05-03 anticipated in 2014/15 … but no guarantees! So, what’s next?So, what’s next? DH – Leading the nation’s health and care
  • 22. 22DH – Leading the nation’s health and care Thank youThank you Questions?Questions?

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