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Emergency Plan

Once you have carried out a detailed fire risk assessment you must provide a written emergency plan. what to do if you discover a fire - signThis will be specific to the workplace and will detail the pre-planned procedures in place for use in the event of a fire.

This must include the following features:

  • action on discovering a fire
  • warning if there is a fire
  • calling the fire brigade
  • evacuation of the workplace including those particularly at risk
  • power/process isolation
  • places of assembly and roll call
  • liaison with emergency services
  • identification of key escape routes
  • the firefighting equipment provided
  • specific responsibilities in the event of a fire and
  • training required.

Remember to test your emergency plan by practising it with your employees, and if necessary discuss it with your local emergency services.