Defined as the individual who hires the Hall or in the case of a group that uses the hall regularly their designated responsible person.
- Fire exit routes must be kept clear at all times.
- All fire doors must be kept shut when not in use and not propped open.
- Vision panels must never be obstructed.
- Internal fire doors should be fitted with a closing mechanism; defects must be reported as soon as possible.
Fire Alarm / Emergency Lighting Testing
Appointed contractor carry out all statutory testing, if necessary demonstrate how to complete the necessary interim tests.
Details of escape routes; evacuation procedures and assembly points should be recorded on the “Fire Action Notice” displayed adjacent to call point positions. All fire exit signage MUST include a pictogram, i.e. the “running man”.
Assembly Points, The assembly point is in the rear car park.
The Responsible Person should designate a safe assembly point to be used in the event of an evacuation. All Hall users’ & visitors are made aware of its location which should clearly be indicated on the Fire Action Notice. Ideally assembly points should be:
- An easily accessible open area, large enough to accommodate all employees, customers / visitors.
- Close enough to avoid unnecessary delay in arrival but far enough away to ensure safety.
- Access routes should as far as possible avoid crossing traffic, where necessary the evacuation plan may require a degree of traffic control.
- Consideration should also be given to a back-up location in case the first preference is not accessible.
The Responsible Person will act as fire marshal. The basic duties of the Fire Marshal are the same, to ensure that:
- The property is evacuated quickly and efficiently.
- All evacuees go directly to the appointed assembly point.
- All occupants are accounted for.
- The Fire Brigade has been called.
In the Event of a Fire
- Sound an alarm.
- Leave the building as soon as possible via the nearest appropriate escape route.
- Do not attempt to tackle a fire unless trained and confidant to do so.
- Exit in an orderly manner following the instructions of the Responsible person
- Make sure that all Hall users leave the building and if possible, go to the assembly point.
- Give assistance to Hall users with visual or hearing difficulties & wheelchair users as necessary.
- Secure the Hall, ensuring a key holder remains available to give the Fire Brigade access if necessary.
- Do not return into the building until the Fire Brigade has given instructions to do so.
- Must be readily available for use at all times.
- Be in a floor stand or wall mounted and not used as a “door stop”.
- Any extinguisher that has been discharged / damaged must be replaced immediately via the Help Line.