Unit 3 Health and Safety Fire Procedures

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Task 4 – Procedures Fire procedures in a care home 1. Raise the alarm. If the fire is small enough to attend to without professional help there is no need to raise the alarm. This can be seen to with a fire blanket or extinguisher. By raising the alarm in the event of a fire it will let everyone know there is a fire and they need to evacuate the building immediately. Concerns arising from this incident include risk of injury. If the alarm isn’t raised it will result in people being unaware of the fire and could at risk of getting trapped in the building. People with a hearing impairment may not hear the alarm therefore will rely on a member of staff to inform them about the situation. 2. Stop what you’re doing, leave everything behind and don’t panic. You must stop what you’re doing and leave all of your belongings behind. This will increase how quickly you leave the building. If you start collecting belongings or carry on what you’re doing there is a chance the fire may spread putting yourself and others at risk. By remaining calm throughout the incident it will reduce the amount of injuries. By showing that you are calm it will encourage others to stay calm and it will reassure people as they will feel less stress and safe. Panicking will slow everything/everyone down which will increase the risk of residents being injured. 3. Use the stairs not the lift to evacuate the building. By using the stairs to evacuate the building it is much safer and reduces the risk of anyone getting trapped in a lift. The reason lifts are not to be used is because lifts can break easily and if everyone panics and piles into the lift there is a high chance the lift could break putting those people in danger. This will also increase the risk of injury of the rescuers. 4. Close windows and doors on way out. By closing doors it prevents the fire from spreading around the

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