Fire Drills & Evacuation

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Fire Drills & Evacuation

About The Course

Fire Drills & Evacuation: All organisations within the UK have a duty to provide suitable and sufficient fire safety and emergency support to ensure the safety of anyone that is either under their control. This statutory duty can include ensuring the safety of many different people and not necessarily just members of staff.

Health & Safety Ireland works with experienced trainers to ensure only the most effective training is delivered to your workforce. We understand the needs of your organisation and would like to discuss how we can exceed your expectations today.

Fire detection and warning systems

You must have a fire detection and warning system. You may need different types of detectors, depending on the type of building and the work carried out in it.

Fire fighting equipment

The types of equipment you need depend on your business premises. You’ll need to have any equipment properly installed, tested and maintained and train your staff to use them if necessary.

Maintenance and testing

You must carry out regular checks to make sure that:

  • all fire alarm systems are working
  • the emergency lighting is working
  • you record any faults in systems and equipment
  • all escape routes are clear and the floor is in good condition
  • all fire escapes can be opened easily
  • automatic fire doors close correctly
  • fire exit signs are in the right place

Fire drills and training

You need to train new staff when they start work and tell all employees about any new fire risks.

You should carry out at least one fire drill per year and record the results. You must keep the results as part of your fire safety and evacuation plan.