The need for different fire evacuation plans – fire marshal courses London report


Different fire evacuation plans

At a recent fire marshal course, London, I was asked by a manager whether he thought he needed different fire evacuation plans for his building. He had identified various risk groups when carrying out a fire risk assessment and was not sure whether his fire evacuation plans were adequate.

It reminded me of a previous fire marshal course London we had carried out for a London council office. The premises were put to many types of use, including:

  • Council administrators office function during daytime hours
  • Out of office hours staff
  • Contract cleaners during night
  • An exercise class for retired residents from the local area
  • A  kids fun club on Saturday mornings
  • Public performance – Shows and plays
  • Indoor artists markets and small stall holder markets

Our view was that they needed various fire evacuation plans and trained fire marshals for their premises. One plan for each of the following:

  • Normal office hours ( required 8 fire marshals) using a sweep system
  • Out of office hours (1 roll call officer and 1 deputy) using a role call officer
  • An evacuation plan for the exercise class consisting of fire marshals and evacuation buddies
  • An evacuation plan for the Saturday club consisting of 3 fire marshals and 2 role call officers
  • Ensure that the cleaning contractors had an evacuation plan that was suitable and effective. This would include fire marshals and persons nominated to call the Fire Service
  • An evacuation plan consisting of 8 fire marshal using a sweep system for public performance events

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