EMERGENCY EVACUATION PROCEDURES AND FIRE SAFETY
PART 1: EMERGENCY EVACUATION PROCEDURES
Raising the Alarm
Action During a Fire
No attempt should be made to fight the fire until evacuation is complete. Staff should contain the spread of smoke and fire by closing doors, where there is no risk to their own safety. If premises are evacuated for a fire they should not be re-entered until the Fire Brigade has advised that it is safe to do so.
PART 2: FIRE SAFETY
WORKPLACE FIRE PRECAUTIONS
The Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations 1997 came into force on 1st December 1997.
Fire Fighting and Detection
Fire detection equipment and alarms are installed in the Pavilion. Fire fighting equipment, eg extinguishers, are provided and checked annually.
Fire Escape Routes
Fire escape routes and exits must be kept free from obstruction at all times. Emergency routes and exits are identified by approved signs and lead as directly as possible to a place of safety. Emergency lighting is installed on all enclosed and windowless staircases.
It is an offence to lock or fasten an emergency door in such a way as to prevent it from being opened easily and immediately in the event of an emergency.
Exits must be checked on all occasions that the Club meet.
PART 3: STAFF TRAINING
Proper training of staff for the correct procedures to be followed in the event of a fire is essential.
Staff Responsibilities and Training for Fire, Bomb Alert, and Major Incident
1. Club folder to be kept by the pavilion with all emergency contacts.
2. All staff should be familiar with fire procedures. They should know:
A) what to do in the event of fire
B) what to do if they discover a fire
C) what to do if they hear the fire alarm
D) the location of extinguishers and be familiar with their use
E) the method of raising the alarm, the location of alarm call points
F) how to call the Fire Brigade and who should do it if there is a fire
G) all escape routes from the building
H) the fire precautions in the building and prohibited actions such as wedging fire doors open.
I) what to do in the event of a bomb/major incident alert
All staff should be required to read these instructions before starting at the Camp.
PART 4: FIRE-FIGHTING EQUIPMENT
Fire-fighting is limited to what is necessary and can be carried out effectively after the safety of the occupants has been ensured. All staff should be familiar with the use of the fire-fighting equipment provided.
Fire alarms and all items of fire-fighting equipment are inspected regularly. Records of all inspections are maintained by Kings House School.