What is an fire emergency plan? fire marshal training London

Fire marshal course London report / Fire Training Course .com

A fire emergency plan is required in all premises and details the action should be taken when a fire occurs in a building and must be available to all members of staff.  The fire emergency plan should be based on the significant  findings of the organisation’s fire risk assessment.  It is a legal requirement to have a fire emergency plan if your organisation employs 5 or more people in a premises. The information in the plan can be used as content for staff fire safety training.   The fire emergency plan will contain information to staff and other persons on –

Fire Procedures

• What to do when a fire is discovered in the premises

•   Action on hearing the fire alarm

•  Locations of assembly points outside the building (primary and secondary assembly points)

Fire Alarm Details

• Type of fire alarm system and any appropriate details (if any)

• How to raise the fire alarm in the event of a fire

Means of escape routes

• A floor plan detailing the fire escape routes

Fire fighting equipment (including fixed fire systems)

• Types of fire extinguisher (including location)

• Details of other fire fighting equipment such as sprinklers, suppression systems, fire blankets etc

Specific responsibilities in the event of a fire

• Responsible person

• Incident controller (The person in charge of any evacuation / incident)

• Fire marshals / wardens and deputy fire marshals / wardens

• Person calling the fire service

• Person meeting with the fire service on arrival at the premises

• Buddies responsible for evacuating disabled staff, visitors, guests or other persons requiring assistance

Arrangements for calling the fire service.

• Who calls the fire service and arrangements if that person(s) are absent

• Who calls the fire service out of normal working hours

• What information to give

Procedures for those at additional risk

• Evacuation of disabled persons

• Contractors

• Visitors

• Lone workers

• High risk process workers

• Other persons at risk as identified in the fire risk assessment

Process isolation

• Arrangements to shut down high risk processes

• Information to be provided to fire service

• Location of gas isolation, electrical switch rooms etc

Staff fire training

• New employees

• Regular staff fire training

• Fire marshals

• Buddies

Provision of information to relevant persons

• Representative bodies

• Other tenants in the building

• Neighbouring premises at risk

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. Fire Training London and Fire Training Course .com assists organisations in the preparation of fire risk assessments, fire emergency plans, staff fire training and competent person support.


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