Competences to support Home Fire Safety Visits based on the Person-Centred Framework

Closing Date: 10/05/2023

Consultation Status: Closed

This document defines the competences required by those who carry out Home Fire Safety Visits (HFSV) based on the Person-Centred Framework (PCF). As defined by the PCF, the HFSV should be seen as a single approach which includes both the Home Fire Risk Check and the Safe and Well Visit; these are fully compatible and are parts of the same pathway approach to fire prevention. The primary purpose of the Home Fire Safety Visit should be to mitigate and reduce fire risk whilst trying to change some of the riskier behaviours that may affect or increase exposure to increased fire risk.

This document provides guidance for use by fire and rescue services to inform training and workforce development for HFSVs. The scope covers the HFSV from crossing the threshold to completing the visit. It does not include securing and arranging appointments. It is the responsibility of local services to implement and quality assure any training developed from this guidance.

This draft version, collaboratively developed through the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC), is for consultation with the sector. This version follows review and refinement by prevention colleagues from 65% of UK fire and rescue services. The first phase of this consultation is with Fire and Rescue Services. The second phase will be with Subject Matter Experts from our partner agencies in the form of peer review. We will be engaging with those involved in the second phase shortly.

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