Fire Evacuation Policy
1. The action employees should take if they discover a fire
Immediately operate the nearest alarm call-point.
Attack the fire if possible, with appliances available, without taking personal risks.
2. How will people be warned if there is a fire
The electrical fire alarm system will sound on operation of the manually operated alarm call-point.
3. How the evacuation of the building will be carried out
Everyone in the building should leave the building by the nearest exit and report to the assembly point
at the front of the building.
4. Identification of escape routes
All exit doors can be used as escape routes.
The staircase and routes leading to the front door are protected routes.
5. Fire fighting equipment provided
Fire extinguishers are located in circulation areas and near fire exit doors.
6. Duties and identity of employees with specific responsibilities in the event of fire.
On hearing the alarm:
All staff will usher visitors out of the building and assemble at the muster point.
Fire wardens will ensure:
• Their areas are cleared of people
• Guest Lists and Employee Register are collected on the way out
• The Fire Brigade is called.
• A roll call is made to ensure everyone is out.
7. Arrangements for the safe evacuation of people identified as being especially at risk, such as
contractors, those with disabilities, members of the public and visitors.
• Visitors/Guests: The host / employee must take responsibility for all visitors/guests and
members that are at Jay Dee’s and ensure they leave the building by the nearest exit.
• Contractors: must be given information about fire procedures and leave the building at the
• People with disabilities: Specific arrangements may need to be made for those with disabilities.
8. How will the Fire Brigade and any necessary emergency services be called and who will be
responsible for doing this.
• On hearing the alarm John, Tracy or an allocated employee will Dial 999 and ask for the Fire
Brigade or other emergency service as appropriate.
• Fire Wardens will call the Fire Brigade in the absence of John and Tracy (this may be best
achieved using a mobile phone).
9. Procedures for liasing with the Fire Brigade on arrival and notifying them of any specific risks, e.g.
the location of highly flammable materials.
• John or Tracy or other members of the Fire Wardens will liase with the Fire Brigade on their
10. The following arrangements and training is given to staff at the centre:
• All staff: Fire Drills three times a year
• All staff: Fire briefing once a year (may be in conjunction with fire drill).
• Fire Warden training: for designated fire wardens
• Record of training to be kept within Fire Manual.
• Training to be reviewed on a yearly basis and planned into budget.
• A Fire Evacuation Plan (as below), will be posted in each room, to cover guests, contractors and
all over night stayers. It is recommended that the Fire Evacuation Plan is read in conjunction with
the Fire Evacuation Procedures also posted.
• This Fire Emergency Policy is active and should be read by all members of staff and reviewed on
an annual basis by a competent person.
• This Policy was written on 11/08/2013 – Updated 15/08/2013