Evacuating a building in the event of a fire can be tricky and confusing at the best of times. When evacuating people with reduced mobility or mental capacity the evacuation process is even more challenging. This is where a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan comes in. Widely utilised in environments like hospitals and care homes, PEEPs should also be applied in[…]
In every workplace, public place, hospital, care home, school and hopefully a lot of homes, there should be a regularly reviewed Fire Evacuation Plan. This will detail what should happen in the event of a fire. The contents of this plan will be formed after a fire risk assessment and should be regularly reviewed and updated. A major part of[…]
Fire Safety Training For Employees. Fire, since its first discovery has been intrinsic to the human race’s continued survival. However, it is also one of the most destructive natural forces. None of us like to think about worse case scenarios. When it comes to fire, every child is taught very early on, not to touch or play with fire. It[…]
Fire Safety Series – How often should fire safety training be undertaken? This is another really good question and one that asked time and time again. In this article we answer this question & highlight the things you should be considering regarding to fire safety refresher training. You might be surprised at just how often staff training need to be[…]
Fire Safety Series – How many Fire Marshals do you need? How many Fire Marshals do you need? This is a question that we’re regularly asked. In this article we highlight the things you need to consider during the decision making process. Sadly there isn’t a clearly defined answer to this question. There isn’t a “marshal per number of employees”[…]
Fire Safety Series – The Fire Safety Risk Assessment In this article we aim to clarify exactly what a Fire Safety Risk Assessment is and how to undertake one for your business. We’ve included a number of links to freely available resources for you to download that will help guide you through undertaking a FSRA for your own premises. So[…]
This week, as part of my fire safety blog series, I’m looking into the Fire Safety Log book. If you’ve never heard of a fire safety log book, you may well be wondering what one is, what they’re for & whether you need one. So let’s start from first principals. What is a Fire Safety Log Book? Put simply, the[…]
In this short blog post (part of the Fire Safety Bog Series), I’m going to take a quick look at the role of the “Responsible Person”, the “Competent Person” & the “Relevant Person”.