What should a fire emergency plan have in it?
Fire emergency plan must detail the action that should be taken when a fire occurs in a building. It must also be available to all members of staff and other relevant persons. Furthermore, the plan should be based on the significant findings of the fire risk assessment.
The information in the plan should be used as the basis of any content for staff fire safety training.
The plan will contain –
· What to do when a fire is discovered and this can include small and also large fire information
· Action on hearing the alarm and in addition details of the fire alarm
· Locations of assembly points (primary and also secondary assembly points)
Fire Alarm Details
· Type of fire alarm including detectors, alarm points and also the location of the fire panel.
· How to raise the alarm
Means of escape routes
· A floor plan detailing the fire escape routes and also fire exits
Fire fighting equipment (including fixed fire systems)
· Types of extinguisher (including location) and also fire blankets
· Details of other fire fighting equipment such as sprinklers, suppression systems etc
Specific responsibilities in the event of a fire
· Responsible person
· Incident controller and also their deputy
· Fire marshals and also deputy fire marshals
· Person calling the fire service during normal work hours and in addition arrangements for out of normal hours.
· Person who meets the fire service.
· Buddies responsible for evacuating disabled persons and also their deputies
Arrangements for calling the fire service
· Who calls the fire service and also arrangements if that person(s) is / are absent?
· Also who calls the fire service out of normal working hours?
· In addition, what information to give.
Procedures for those at additional risk
· Evacuation of disabled persons and also those at additional risk.
· Contractors, Visitors, Lone workers, High risk process workers and also other persons at risk as identified in the fire risk assessment.
· Arrangements to shut down high risk processes such as kitchen appliances, machines etc.
· Information to be provided to fire service such as risks in premises, storage of chemicals etc.
· Location of gas isolation and also electrical switch rooms etc.
Staff fire training
· New employees induction training.
· Regular staff fire training, its content and also the frequency of training.
· Fire marshals and also the frequency of refresher training.
· Buddies training and also frequency of refresher training.
- Persons with responsibilities within the fire evacuation plan such as first aiders, persons who provide access to fire service and maintenance staff.
Provision of information to relevant persons
This will include representatives of unions, other tenants in the building and also any neighbouring premises.
A fire emergency plan should be contained in a single document and the basis of the plan should be based on the findings of the fire risk assessment.