Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


Home Safety Checklist for Carers

We've created a simple checklist that can be used by anyone who has contact with vulnerable residents - family members, informal or paid carers, housing providers, Adult Social Care, Health or Care Services - to help establish what support is necessary.

The checklist, which is available on the right hand side of this page, also includes information on what to do next, depending on both the answers and your relationship with the person involved.

A brief description of our Safe and Well visits and how they can benefit those at risk is also included. For more information, please speak to our Home Safety team on 0300 303 0088 or head to



An e-learning module on fire safety in the home for carers has been prepared here:

The module, which has been produced with the help of London Fire Brigade, aims to raise awareness, and increase knowledge of how to recognise what may present a fire risk, what you as an individual can do to minimize that risk, and possible solutions.

Many fire incidents which involve vulnerable people have similar characteristics and have involved some form of care provision for the individual, some have incorporated the use of fire detection and/or monitoring equipment (Telecare) as part of their care package.

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