Under UK law, specifically the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, employers are required to conduct fire risk assessments and to act to lower workplace fire risk. This includes conducting frequent fire drills to ensure that staff members are prepared for a fire emergency.
An evacuation drill helps to evaluate the effectiveness of the emergency plan and consolidate staff training. It is required by law and there are penalties for non-compliance. The relevant British Standard advocates that a fire evacuation drill should be carried out at least once but preferably twice a year (6 monthly). This is dependent on the size, nature of operations and occupancy characteristics.
The fire drill, amongst other items, needs to take account of the following:
How do you know what to do?
Unless you have received suitable training, you don't.
Fire warden training does not necessarily qualify you to undertake fire evacuation drills.
There are a number of areas needed to be addressed during a fire evacuation drill.
These can be divided in to two categories:
Other Areas to Be Assessed:
These are just a few areas needed to be assessed within a suitable fire evacuation strategy. Implementing all the above and more, into the fire evacuation procedure is a professional service.
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