Fire safety failures found in over half of London care homes

According to an article on ‘’ the London Fire Brigade are asking care homes to urgently review their emergency staff training and check staff know how to safely evacuate residents after finding serious fire safety failures in over half of care homes in London. The article then went on to say that 29% had failures relating to fire doors, 10% had inadequate training and 14% had evidence of poor emergency planning. I am seeing every day the poor standard of fire door installations and often the lack of a suitable fire strategy. In my opinion the percentage of fire doors failing suitable standards is much higher than 29%. Something needs to be done to get the message out there and inform the right people what they should be doing..