straight forward health and safty advice
Fire can cause greater loss than any other reason
Modern buildings contain multiple fire risks, so it is important to make sure that all the potential
fire risks have been covered as a fire can grow extremely rapidly, and delay in reacting to it can be
You must therefore, regard fire prevention and detection an important duty. Look out for potential
fire hazards; extinguishers that have been tampered with, are part empty or empty, or which are
overdue for a service check.
Make sure that everyone knows the emergency procedures for your location, and that
you know where the nearest fire fighting equipment is kept, as well as where the fire
assembly point is.
If you discover a fire or if you hear or see an alarm
Do not attempt to tackle the fire
Raise the alarm by the quickest practicable means
Immediately leave by the nearest fire exit, shutting doors behind you
- do not attempt to collect personal belongings
Go to the evacuation assembly point and await instructions
Do not re-enter the building until an authorised person tells you it is safe to do so
On calling the Fire Brigade tell them the nature and extent of the fire, the address where the fire
is, and which site entrance they should go to. Note the time the Fire Brigade were called and their
time of arrival.
Meet the fire tender at the entrance to the site so that they gain immediate access, and then lead
them to the fire. Give the Fire Brigade as much assistance as you can, while recognising their
absolute authority to deal with the fire.