Fire Evacuation Procedures

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Fire Evacuation Procedure To promote fire safety in the work setting, you must first understand how to raise the fire alarm as soon as the fire has been discovered, you can do this by operating the fire alarm system or by an agreed procedure for alerting all personnel in the work setting. A basic knowledge of fire fighting procedures would prove to be very useful, such as the use of different fire extinguishers, fire blankets and other fire-safety equipment. You also would have to know about the evacuation procedures, how to use the designated routes, to close all doors, and never to use the lifts in a fire evacuation. You may have to evacuate very young children, and individuals with mobility, or other difficulties, so the knowledge of using evac-chairs would be vital. Assembly points and evacuation routes must be known by all personnel. Checking in books, or CCTV cameras could help check on the presence of all personnel in the work area. All staff must be trained for fire evacuation. The trainee must learn the importance of maintaining clear evacuation routes, keeping fire exits and doorways clear, not storing furniture or other equipment in the way of evacuation routes, and keeping stairwells or designated special evacuation areas clear at all times. Fire drills must take place regularly. To prevent fires from starting you must first acknowledge the danger from lit cigarettes, naked flames, hot surfaces, and faulty electrical equipment. PAT testing should occur on a regular basis to prevent fire risk. Vigilance in the work place is very important, and risk assessment procedures must be carried out regularly. The prevention of fire spreading boils down to the understanding of the fire triangle and how fuel and oxygen plays a great part in it. You could prevent fire from spreading through safe practices such as storing flammable materials

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