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10. Fire Precautions

FIRE DOORS ARE TO BE KEPT CLOSED AT ALL TIMES - WEDGES ARE FORBIDDEN.

10.1 Smoking

See section 6.

10.2 Fire Drills

Fire drills are carried out at random and without warning.

The current record for evacuation is 10.5 seconds at Bluebell Close but we can always improve.

You can die in a small fire in 10.5 seconds.

10.3 In the Event of Fire

EXIT SIGNS ARE GREEN AND ARE CLEARLY VISIBLE.

Keep fire exit routes clear.

FIRE ALARM POINTS ARE RED. They are shown on the attached diagram. Make sure that you are familiar with their location and operation. Usually you break a small glass panel to sound the alarm.

On discovering a fire, sound the fire alarm.

On hearing the fire alarm, all persons occupying the building must leave by the nearest exit. All exits (and opening windows) are shown clearly on the attached diagram.

Do not stop to collect personal belongings, clothing etc.

Risk of injury is increased by running. Do not run out of the building unless pursued by fire.

If you are on the telephone, terminated the call immediately by saying "That's the fire alarm - I must call you back." Promptly hang up.

Employees will assemble at the Assembly Point. This is:



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When everyone is assembled a check should be carried out by the Senior Person present to make sure that there is no one left in the building. Unless the alarm is a drill, the Senior Person should delegate someone to call the Fire Brigade.

No-one must re-enter the building until instructed that it is safe to do so by the senior manager or by an officer of the Fire Services.

10.4 Flammable Materials

Avoid the build-up of rubbish and dust under benches, in corners etc. It is a serious fire risk.


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