AVC Training is ready for a big year. After our launch in 2018, we look forward to growth and our own development during coming months.

We have a long list of new year’s resolutions, but the first one is to keep learning at the top of our priority list – we firmly believe that when people are learning, they are progressing, and progression makes people happy.

That is why, AVC Training is working with Askham Village Community on a series of learning themes being implemented across Askham this month. 

This is an innovative way to ensure that staff are up to date with the latest principles, but are also able to apply their learning in their work place. We have selected a theme for each month which is relevant to the needs of the home and that we hope to have immediate impact on the staff and residents lives. 

Askham Village Community is committed to excellence in care, rehab and life and in order to accomplish that, training the staff is necessary. The chosen themes are reinforced by AVC Training (find all the available courses offered by AVC here).

January is Fire Safety Awareness Month

January was chosen to become the Fire Safety Awareness Month for many reasons:

  • The safety of our staff and residents is our number one priority
  • Askham Grove, recently built and opened, has recently had a visit from the Fire Officer and was given a big thumbs up – we wanted to celebrate this. 😊
  • We recently invested in Fire Marshall training for a larger number of staff than previously. Again, we want to celebrate this and share it widely as we are proud of our team
  • In the event of a Fire, people react instinctively and that’s why it’s important to brush up on key principles
  • Fire Safety procedures change from time to time, so updates are necessary

We know that fire safety is so important and can sometimes become complicated to explain, especially in circumstances like Askham where every resident has specialist needs and may react in different ways in the event of a Fire. We need to balance the safety of staff and residents, and also get comfortable with the safety elements that are designed into the building (fire doors, evacuation routes etc).

Fire Safety is much more than just the principles in the posters and in the quiz. AVC Training provides full training for Fire Safety Awareness and Health and Safety in order to make sure that your staff is always up-to-date with the latest procedures and they know what to do in the event of a Fire.

For more details about our courses, please contact our Training Manager, Michelle Barker, via email (avctraining@askhamvillagecommunity.com) or via telephone (01354 740269 Ext 237).