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  • Health & Safety Documents - Fire drill observation record
    Fire drill observation sheetWhen you bite the bullet and set the alarm bells ringing to test your evacuation arrangements, it's vital that you record as much information as possible on what happens. You can do this with our fire drill observation sheet.Fire drillThe first part of our Fire Drill Observation Sheet asks for details about the fire drill itself. Here you can record the date of the drill, the time the fire alarm system was activated, as well as the time the building was re-occupied. This section also...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Escape route checksheet
    Escape route checksheetOnce you've identified a passageway as an escape route, it's vital to keep it clear, easily identifiable and useable. This should involve weekly formal checks in addition to more frequent visual inspections.Why and how to use the formEnsuring escape routes are kept clear at all times can be difficult to achieve. The temptation is to use the route for the temporary storage of stock etc., but if you allow this, it could make the evacuation of your building more difficult. There are other...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Fire signs checklist
    Fire signs checklistFire safety signs tend to be forgotten about once installed, but over time they may need to be updated or replaced. Our fire signs checklist will help. How to use the checklistUse our document to check that you have all you need, and to ensure signs are correctly in place on an ongoing basis. The list of signs covers fire escape routes and exits, fire doors, fire extinguishers, fire hazards and emergency action.Before you start, record the building and the work area you are looking at in...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Quick fire safety check
    QUICK FIRE SAFETY CHECK Premises address: .................................................................. Quick fire safety check Yes No N/A F/I* Fire exits are readily openable and free of obstructions? Corridors and stairways are free of combustible storage? Internal and external escape routes are free of obstructions? Externally, any waste or combustible materials are stored away from escape routes and windows? Plant rooms are free of storage? Combustible materials are kept clear...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Construction/refurbishment fire safety checklist
    Construction/refurbishment fire safety checklistHaving the builders in can lead to increased fire risks that adversely affect your fire safety provision. Why not counter this by using a construction/refurbishment fire safety checklist?Managing pre-construction risksAt some point, you're likely to have builders on your premises. Irrespective of the activity, new hazards may be introduced which will have implications for your fire safety provision. For this reason, you may find a Construction/Refurbishment Fire...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Fire safety management - routine tasks
    Fire safety management - routine tasksWhen putting together a planned preventive maintenance schedule for a property you must include essential fire safety tasks. Our summary document will help with this. What's covered?Duty of careWhatever your premises, you'll have fire safety responsibilities to fulfil. Our Fire Safety Management - Routine Tasks is a summary guide to the various routine tasks which a premises manager must implement. We've created this document to ensure that all your responsibilities are...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Work equipment - safe system of work - fire extinguishers
    Work equipment - safe system of work - fire extinguishers (safety procedure)If used incorrectly fire extinguishers can cause injury and even death. Use our document to identify how and when to use them.Safety equipmentAlthough this may sound strange, the Fire & Rescue Service is not keen on staff using extinguishers as it could put them at risk. The current thinking is that extinguishers ought to be used in limited circumstances only, e.g. on clothing which has caught alight, to aid escape in the event of fire,...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Fire risk assessment preparation questionnaire
    Fire risk assessment preparation questionnaireWhen a fire risk assessment is carried out for your premises there are a number of records and documents which need to be checked. Use our questionnaire to save time on the day.Where to startWhen auditors and assessors arrive on your premises there's nothing more frustrating than not being able to quickly lay your hands on the documentation they request. Our Fire Risk Assessment Preparation Questionnaire includes a list of information which is likely to be required....
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Out-of-hours fire alarm response
    Out-of-hours fire alarm responseThere's never a good time for the fire alarm to go off, but if it sounds when the responsible staff member is absent, you'll need a plan which keeps everyone safe. Use our document to describe your arrangements.Risky businessA fire alarm going off outside of working hours could lead to untrained staff or tenants taking unnecessary risks or interfering with life-saving equipment. Whilst they may do this with the best intentions, it can cause all sorts of problems. In addition,...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Fire precautions - means of escape
    Fire precautions - means of escapeEnsuring that your premises has adequate means of escape is about the most critical part of your fire risk assessment. Use our form to record what's in place and check that it's suitable.How to use the formMeans of escape in the event of fire include corridors, walkways, stairs and final exits. The adequacy of the means of escape depends on whether: (1) there are enough routes out of the building; (2) travel distances are acceptable; and (3), if required, routes are protected...
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