Fire safety checks Assembly points
Fire safety checks Assembly points guide will help managers to see if there area is suitable. if “No” is answered to any of the questions then either a review of the assembly point is required or fire training is needed.
- Is the fire assembly point located in a safe place?
- Are the routes to the assembly point safe?
- Is the assembly point and also routes provided with sufficient lighting?
- Has the provision of shelter at the assembly point been considered?
- Is the assembly point at least 50 metres away from the building? Also, if this is not achievable is the distance mot closer than 18 metres?
- Has an alternative assembly point been picked in case the fire gets bigger?
- Are all staff familiar with the location of and route to the assembly point?
- Are visitors informed of the location of the the assembly point when they arrive at the building?
- If there is more than one assembly point in the building, do staff and visitors no which one to go to?
This quick guide will help managers determine if their assembly point is suitable. Try a fire drill and ask drill observers to make special note of how staff access the area and also if there is any confusion or learning points.
One of the best ways to teach staff about assembly points is by regular fire training and also include it on on new staff induction training too!
Fire marshal courses and also general staff fire training course will include this vital information. City Fire training courses can be delivered in house or open seminars and also at the other sites. You may also wish to ask about remote online training using Google Meet, Microsoft teams etc.
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