Home safety check

How do I become a Safe & Well partner?

To join the scheme, please complete the Safe & Well Membership Commitments and Application Form which outlines the agreement for both us and your organisation. We will ask you to agree to us delivering fire awareness training to appropriate members of staff within your organisation. In turn you will refer individuals who will benefit from free smoke alarms and our Safe & Well Check service.

For further information please email us on safe&well@syfire.gov.uk.

What are the benefits for your organisation?

We believe the Safe & Well scheme is an accessible way for our partners to ensure essential safety measures are in place for their service users. Membership of the scheme will go a long way towards promoting your duty of care in ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of your most vulnerable service users.

The scheme will also contribute to the ongoing professional development of your staff by proving fire safety training for relevant members of your organisation.

What is a Safe & Well Check?

We consider the Safe & Well Check to be the most effective preventative measure that can be undertaken in order to reduce the number of accidental dwelling fires and to increase the chance of occupants being able to escape in the event of a fire.

A Safe & Well Check includes a combination of specific advice on reducing fire risks, tailored escape plans, provision of fire safety equipment and resources, fitting of smoke alarms, signposting to relevant partner services and risk management in collaboration with partners

In future this service will also be informed by existing good practice within the fire sector and include further interventions, referrals and advice relating to the wider health and wellbeing agenda, such as healthy aging, falls prevention, sight checks and improved nutrition

The Safe and Well scheme aims to actively target partners working with communities who are understood to be most at risk to ensure the Safe and Well Check is carried out for those most in need, as there is evidence that an increasing number people who experience a fire are also known to and receiving services from partner agencies.

This content was last updated on December 08th, 2015