Laundry Room Fire Safety Tips for Care Homes

In 2014, there were over 200 fire related fatalities and 7,500 casualties in England. 41% of these fatalities were suffered by those 65 years old and over. Read on for some simple tips on how to fire-proof your care home's laundry room.

Our claims data for 2014 and 2015 shows that laundry rooms are a key cause of fire-related incidents. Containing both heat-emitting electrical machinery and fuel for fire, in the form of linens, laundry rooms are the ideal environment for an accidental fire.

Helen Bernabe from Towergate’s care division, said:

“Towergate claims data shows that 20% of fire claims for care homes over 2014 and 2015 originated from a laundry room and in 2015, laundry room fires caused £260,000 worth of damage. Many laundry room fires could be avoided through basic maintenance of machinery and ensuring that staff are well versed in fire precautions.”

As specialist insurance brokers to the care industry, we have put together fire safety tips specifically around laundry rooms in care homes.

Fire Safety Tips for Laundry Rooms

Sources Fire Statistics Great Britain Fire Statistics England

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