Webinar: Understanding the HIQA Fire Safety Handbook
In January 2021 HIQA published the Fire Safety Handbook to assist Registered Providers to develop, implement and sustain an effective fire safety programme.
This guidance has a significant impact on the current structures within residential homes, with the requirement for fire safety to become a central focus throughout the service provision.
To help Registered Providers understand the key elements of this handbook, HCI held this webinar.
The aim of this webinar is to:
- Understand the background to the development of the Handbook.
- Have clarity on the type of issues identified to date by HIQA in relation to fire safety.
- Understand the expansive fire safety requirements arising from the Handbook, specifically relating to Governance, resources, training and planning.
Webinar: HIQA Fire Safety Handbook
Oonagh Gilvarry, Chief Technical Officer, HCI
As Chief Technical Officer, Oonagh is responsible for the development of Quality and Safety Management Systems that effectively address organisational regulatory requirements while meeting business needs. Through her evaluation of emerging research, tools and technologies, Oonagh ensures that best-in-market techniques are utilised throughout HCI services.
Oonagh has been central to HCI’s work with regulatory bodies in the development of standards for key health and social care areas. Oonagh has substantial experience in the development and delivery of training programmes in the areas of Infection Prevention and Control, Risk Management, PIC Training for Nursing Homes, Internal Audit and Policy and Procedure Training. She also led out on the HCI Covid-19 Lookback Review Programme last year.
Oonagh has lectured extensively within NUIG and is a qualified ISO Lead Auditor.