Fire Safety Advice
The following guidance notes have been taken from and are available to view and download for free on the NIFRS website from fireSAFE, in the Guidance Documents section.
Are all relevant people aware of their responsibilities in the event of an emergency?
Ensure that they know:
• What action to take on discovering a fire and on hearing the fire alarm.
• How to raise the alarm. • How to contact the Fire Service.
• Correct evacuation procedures and location of the assembly points.
• Only tackle a fire if it is safe to do so (when fire is small and correct extinguisher is available).
• Aware of the contents of the Fire Risk Assessment. Employees should receive training during working hours when they start employment, following any changes to the emergency plan or to the workplace and if there are changes to work practices and processes.
On the sounding of the fire alarm the building must be evacuated following your emergency plan. Where possible try to contain the fire by shutting doors and windows; this will help to reduce draughts that may fan and spread the fire. Contact the fire service immediately ensuring the name and address of the premises is given clearly. Try not to position yourself too close to fire bells/sirens if possible when making the emergency call. It can become very difficult for all parties to hear vital information. When the fire service arrives ensure the responsible person meets them to collate information. Do not re-enter the building for any reason.
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