Any person discovering a Fire shall:
On hearing the Fire Alarm, building occupants shall:
Evacuation chairs are sited throughout our buildings, the security team are fully trained to use them.
The fire alarm is tested weekly on a Thursday by the Maintenance Services Team.
If the alarm stops mid evacuation, please continue to evacuate.
Planned fire evacuations are undertaken bi annually for academic and residential buildings, these are not announced to ensure compliance with the fire evacuation policy.
PEEPS will be required if a student or member of staff cannot hear or react to a normal fire alarm or cannot leave the building by their own means in a reasonable time to reach a place of total safety. This includes temporary impairment. Staff Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans are undertaken by the individuals Line Manager and should be reviewed regularly.
Student PEEPs are undertaken by the Student Services Team.
Persons with a PEEP are informed of any planned fire evacuation drills.
Personnel who assemble in any of the Refuge areas will be noted as part of any fire evacuation sweep.
Good housekeeping at work results in:
Fire safety equipment and installations such as smoke and heat detection are provided for the safety of everyone. Misuse of fire safety equipment and installations such as intentional damage, removal or tampering can have serious implications for personal safety, and can lead to disciplinary action and in some cases, prosecution.
All fire alarm tests are currently carried out on a Thursday.