Health & Safety
- For safety of everyone, do not leave bicycles, pushchairs, shoes
or any object in the corridors, stairways or any walkway in the property.
- Do not leave any item inside the electric cupboards.
- Please note, that any item left in these places will be removed and disposed without further warning.
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO ON DISCOVERING A FIRE:
- Raise the alarm without delay.
- Leave by the nearest fire exit taking any visitors with you. Do not delay your exit to collect belongings.
- Close windows and doors behind you.
- Do not use lifts.
- Go immediately to the assembly area and ensure that you are accounted for.
- Do not re-enter the building until all clear has been given.
GENERAL RULE FOR FIGHTING A FIRE
- Always raise the alarm.
- Only attempt to tackle a fire if you have received training in the safe operation of the fire fighting equipment and only if it is safe to do so.
- Do not attempt to fight a fire that you have not previously sighted.
- Ensure you select the correct type of extinguisher. Do not fight a fire if you are unsure what is burning or if you have any doubts about using the equipment. Remember, fire extinguishers are intended for small fires in their early stages.
- Always tackle the fire from the furthest distance possible and always keep a means of escape available to you. Never allow the fire to get between you and your means of escape.
- If the fire continues to grow despite your efforts to extinguish it, or if it is becoming too hazardous to remain, abandon it.
- Irrespective of the outcome, wherever possible close the door in the room.
- Always report the outcome of your attempt immediately to the Designated Person.
HOW TO USE A FIRE BLANKET
It is VITAL that you know the correct way of using a Fire Blanket should you ever have to do so in an emergency at home.
- Firstly, and most importantly turn off the gas or electricity supply.
- Remove the fire blanket from its container and hold it by the fabric straps.
- To prevent burns on the hands and arms, make you wrap the top edges of the blanket around your hands to protect them.
- Roll up your sleeves so they do not catch in the flames.
- Carefully cover the flames with the fire blanket, making sue that you cover the whole area so that you can effectively cut off the airflow and extinguish the flames.
- However, if the fire is larger than the blanket, do not attempt to put it out. GET OUT and call the fire brigade immediately.
- Do not touch the fire blanket or anything underneath it until at least an hour has passed since the fire was extinguished.
I HOPE THIS WILL HELP TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE IN THE EVENT OF FIRE