Fire evacuation plan
(Managing Director) will take charge and lead in the fire evacuation. In her
absence, Mr Cummings (Sales Manager) will take charge.
Raising the alarm
If you discover
a fire, activate the nearest alarm.
If fire is
detected by smoke detectors, the fire alarm will be triggered automatically.
The sound of
the alarm is a continuously ringing bell.
Action to be taken on hearing the alarm
- The following
actions will be taken upon the fire alarm being sounded:
999 and request attendance by the Fire Service. Staff member gives their name, name of building,
building address, contact number and details of the fire
lead to pick up visitors signing in book from reception desk if safe to do so.
will commence evacuation of the building in a calm and orderly manner and assist
those needing additional help in evacuating
will leave their personal possession where they are
lift is not to be used for evacuation
fire warden on each floor to sweep their floor to ensure all areas are clear if safe to do so and ensure all doors are
closed on the way out
safe to do, electrical mains and gas supplies should be switched off before leaving the building by the Health
and Safety Supervisor or their deputy
lead to ensure nobody re-enters the building until confirmed safe to do so by the Fire Service
at assembly point and check all and staff members and visitors are accounted for
lead to liaise with Fire Service upon their
will remain in the evacuation area until given the all clear to return to the
building by the Fire Service
The escape routes from the building
1. Down the main staircase and back
2. Down the outside fire escape.
Fighting fires – Extinguisher use
extinguishers will only be used where:
- Staff have
received training and feel confident in their use
- Where it is
deemed safe to do so i.e. there is a clear means of escape, fire is small
Personal safety always takes priority and,
if in any doubt, staff should not attempt to extinguish a fire