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Fire Safety

It is vitally important that employees familiarise themselves with the fire arrangements in the workplace.
In particular know what action to take on discovering a fire or hearing the fire alarm;-
  • how to raise the alarm
  • procedure for calling the fire brigade
  • evacuation procedure
  • escape routes
  • assembly points
  • who the fire marshals or roll call officer are
  • where the fire extinguishers are located
  • how to use the fire extinguishers
At all times employees should demonstrate a good personal example of fire safety and ensure local housekeeping is maintained to a high standard by keeping gangways and fire exits clear. Under no circumstances should fire doors be propped open (unless on magnetic closures that close on a fire alarm). Fire extinguishers should only be used for the purpose they have been designed and never used as doorstops.