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  • Health & Safety Documents - Categories of fire alarm system
    Categories of fire alarm systemIf you were told that you needed an L1, LD2 or a P2 fire alarm system, would you know what it meant? Our information sheet explains it all. What's covered?Fire specialists, including the enforcing authorities, use fire alarm categories to explain the level of system required for a particular building. These originate from BS5839-1: 2017 (for non-domestic premises) and BS5839:6:2019 (for domestic premises). To help you to understand what has been specified, use our Categories of...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Fire quiz two
    Fire quiz twoAfter fire awareness training you should test employees to check they've absorbed what you told them. Vary your tests by switching between our fire quiz and fire quiz two.What's the idea?This Fire Quiz Two has been produced as an alternative to our original Fire Quiz, so that your staff don't become bored and complacent about fire training. By switching between the quizzes you'll keep them on their toes. The first part includes general fire awareness questions which check that staff understand the...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Fire management quiz
    Fire management quizThis quiz checks the knowledge of staff with fire safety management responsibilities. Use it to back up your management training.Quiz timeWe have designed our Fire Management Quiz so that you can check key employees' knowledge straight after training. Alternatively, you might like to use it when conducting refresher training on fire safety. Note. This is not intended to cover all areas. It's a spot check and a fun way of reminding staff about key points. Hopefully it will spark their interest...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Fire extinguisher quiz
    Fire extinguisher quizWhen formal training sessions are infrequent it can be helpful to refresh safety-critical information. Use our quiz to remind staff of key points when using fire extinguishers.In trained handsFire extinguishers help to stop small fires before they develop into a life-threatening blaze. The training received beforehand ensures staff are aware of the risks associated with fire and make a judgement as to when to step in and when to shut the door and walk away. We've designed our Fire Extinguisher...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Fire safety policy and procedures - small hospitality business
    Fire policy and procedures - small hospitality businessIf you operate a small hospitality business our brief policy document will help you to develop arrangements for managing fire safety. Short and to the pointThe Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (FSO), and equivalent legislation covering Scotland and Northern Ireland, requires that employers have fire safety management procedures. If you employ five or more staff, or come within the licensing regime, these arrangements should be documented.This requirement...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Fire drill observation record
    Fire drill observation recordWhen 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 record.Fire drillThe first part of our Fire Drill Observation Record 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...
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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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