We take our fire and safety duties seriously and have formulated this Policy to help us comply with our legal obligations to staff, students and visitors under the Fire Safety Order (2005). These include the provision of a safe premises to conduct our business where fire safety risks are minimised. Due to its importance, this Fire Safety Policy forms part of our overall Health and Safety Policy. Our priority, at all times, is the safety of individuals.
To assist us in achieving a high level of fire safety we will ensure that:
It is our responsibility to ensure that staff, students and visitors are aware of their responsibilities, including providing new students with a fire safety document which outlines what to do in the event of a fire, highlights important fire safety points and informs them of the fire exits in the building.
All staff have a duty to take reasonable steps to ensure that they do not place themselves or others at risk or harm. All staff members are expected to co-operate fully with any procedures that may be introduced as a measure to protect the safety and well-being of staff, students and visitors
All staff will be kept informed of any relevant changes to fire safety procedures or fire risk assessments.
The following procedures are in place to ensure high standards of fire safety.
If any staff member notices defective or missing equipment they must report it to Amanda Isard, who will then report it to the necessary caretakers.
If you discover a fire:
If you hear the fire alarm:
Teachers are responsible for taking roll calls and they should could encourage everyone around them to evacuate as soon as possible.
The fire marshal needs to check that rooms are empty and that anyone who was in the building at the time the alarm sounded is accounted for at the roll call.
In the event that the fire alarm is for a genuine fire we will call the fire brigade as soon as possible. However, in the that the fire alarm is a false alarm, then the fire marshals will establish the cause before letting anyone re-enter the building.
Before the fire brigade arrive and if there is a fire, the fire marshals can, if they have received appropriate training from FRaMS and when they have consulted with Amanda Isard and if it is agreed that the situation does not place them at risk, make use of the correct fire extinguisher(s) to put out the fire. If, at any time, they feel that the situation places them at any risk at all, they must not proceed but must wait for the fire brigade to arrive.
Any member of staff or a student who cannot leave the building unaided, in the event of an emergency, will need to have a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (“PEEP”) for their evacuation. It is the responsibility of the teacher to assist the evacuation of the student, in accordance with the PEEP.
People who need aid to leave the building may include anyone with a physical disability such as a wheelchair user, but it could also include a student with a recent foot injury who is on crutches, someone with visual impairment, hearing difficulties or someone that is heavily pregnant.
Anyone with mobility issues will be evacuated according to their PEEPS.
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