Identify a suitable method for raising the alarm in the event of a suspected fire.
The agreed method for raising the alarm ie. fire alarm system should be tested weekly, and records kept in a fire logbook.
Identify a suitable assembly point, signpost it and make sure everyone knows its location.
Identify the best method for safe evacuation. That could be using trained fire marshals and clearing areas as they go, or if only a small team completing a roll call once everyone is at the assembly point.
Communicate the procedure to follow if a fire is discovered or suspected.
Complete practice fire evacuations at least twice a year but not in the same six months. The purpose of a practice evacuation is to ensure everyone can leave the premises quickly and safely.
Arrange a contract to install fire extinguishers. These need to be inspected annually by a competent person, or sooner if they are discharged.
Display signage to ensure everyone knows the method of escape.
Flammable liquids should be stored in a flameproof lockable cupboard.
Emergency lighting should be tested monthly and records kept.
Ensure emergency exits and escape routes are kept clear at all times and check these regularly.
Anyone who cannot reach a place of safety unaided in the event of an emergency requires a personal emergency evacuation plan (PEEP).
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