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Fire Drills

Fire drills are essential in any workplace or public building for practicing what to do in the event of a fire. They are also a legal requirement under the Fire Safety Order of 2005 and all employees in a company must participate

Fire drills are intended to ensure, by means of training and rehearsal, that in the event of fire:

  • People who may be in danger act in a calm and orderly manner
  • People who may have designated responsibilities carry out their tasks to ensure the safety of all concerned
  • Escape routes are used in accordance with a predetermined and practised plan
  • Evacuation of the building is achieved in a speedy and orderly manner
  • An attitude is promoted whereby people react rationally when confronted with a fire. Consideration must be given to the occupants and whether there are any persons with special needs or who have disabilities.

Fire evacuation drills ideally should be held at least 6 monthly, but it is a legal requirement to carry them out at least yearly.

Multi-occupied sites

The landlord has a duty to ensure there is co-operation and co-ordination between tenants, contractors and all those that use the site.

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Evaluate the effectiveness of the fire drill

Stair Consultancy will attend site and monitor your fire drill. Following the ‘All Clear’ we will carry out a debriefing to look at the findings and evaluate the effectiveness of the evacuation procedures. Particular attention will be made to those people with specific responsibilities. A debrief report will be drafted and issued to the client, who should communicate this with all responsible persons in the building.

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