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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 - 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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  • Health & Safety Documents - Special evacuation risk assessment
    Special evacuation risk assessmentWhen a building is used by the public, customers or visitors, you need inclusive fire procedures which work for everyone. Use our template to ensure you're prepared.Who's it for?The purpose of our Special Evacuation Risk Assessment (SEAR) is to identify current weaknesses and actions which need to be taken to ensure the safety of disabled visitors. Once complete you will have a list of required improvements including new equipment, building alterations, additional fixtures and...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Using evacuation chairs
    Risk assessment - using evacuation chairsThe incorrect use of an evacuation chair can present risks to staff which, left unmanaged, could cause accidents and potentially put you on the wrong side of the law.Managing the risksTo help you identify the hazards associated with the safe use of an evacuation chair, e.g. manual handling etc., and the appropriate ways of controlling them, use our example Risk Assessment - Using Evacuation Chairs. It covers the generic hazards associated with this type of activity and...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Personal emergency evacuation plan (PEEP)
    Personal emergency evacuation planNot everyone may be able to follow your emergency evacuation procedures. In these instances, you need to create an individual plan.When is it needed?If you have staff, pupils or residents who are either disabled or have a health concern that prevents them from following standard evacuation plans, you need to create a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan. This document sets out the special arrangements you've made to ensure that the individual in question can get to a place of...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Special evacuation procedure
    Special evacuation procedureYour standard evacuation procedure should be adequate for the majority of occupants but does it cover disabled visitors and members of the public? If not, use our template procedure.Equal escapeIf you have staff who need assistance during an emergency evacuation there's plenty of opportunity to plan the best strategy. In those cases we advise that you produce a personal emergency evacuation plan (PEEP) on an individual basis. You might also be able to do the same for regular visitors...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Emergency lighting checklist and register
    Emergency lighting checklist and registerA common misconception is that once an emergency lighting system is installed, it will always work. This isn't the case, and to make matters worse, many systems don't alert you to the fact that there might be a problem. To address this potential issue, you need to carry out regular checks.What are emergency lights?Emergency lighting units are either the "self-contained", where all components including the battery are contained within the unit, or "slave" type, where units...
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