How to make a Fire Emergency Plan.
November 26th, 2014
All occupiers are required to form a Fire Emergency Plan.
This Plan needs to give consideration to the findings of the Risk Assessment.
The plan must provide clear instructions on:
• The action employees should take if they discover a fire
• How all employees will be made aware of a fire
• How the premises will be evacuated
• The location of the assembly point and procedures for checking the workplace has been evacuated
• The identification of the main escape routes, access to and escape from them to a place of safety
• The use and location of firefighting equipment
• The identity and duties of those employees who have specific responsibilities in the event of fire
• 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
• Power and process isolation
• Specific arrangements, if necessary, for high risk areas of the workplace
• Calling of the Fire Brigade and other emergency services
• Procedures for liaising with the Fire Brigade on arrival and the identification of any areas of high risk
• The identification and provision of the correct fire safety training.
• In multi-occupied buildings it is the responsibility of the Landlord to coordinate the Emergency Plans of the Tenants.
• All employees should be made aware of the Emergency Plan.