Fire Safety and Emergency Evacuation

Policy statement

We ensure our premises present no risk of fire by ensuring the highest possible standard of fire precautions. The person in charge and staff are familiar with the current legal requirements. 




* The basis of fire safety is risk assessment, carried out by a ‘competent person’. 

* The manager has received training in fire safety sufficient to be competent to carry out the risk assessment; this is written and follows the Government Guidance Fire Safety Risk Assessment - Educational Premises (HMG 2006). 

* We ensure that we have a copy of the fire safety risk assessment that applies to the building. 

* Fire doors are clearly marked, never obstructed and easily opened from the inside. 

* Smoke detectors/alarms and fire fighting appliances conform to BS EN standards, are fitted in appropriate high risk areas of the building and are checked as organised by Kingsnorth Recreation Centre. 

* Our emergency evacuation procedures are: 

* clearly displayed in the premises; 

* explained to new members of staff, volunteers and parents; and 

* practised regularly, at least once every six weeks. 

* Records are kept of fire drills and of the servicing of fire safety equipment. 


Emergency evacuation procedure 

* Either main building alarm or whistle by senior member of staff. 

* Children make their way to fire exit door. 



* One member of staff checks toilets and unlocks entry door and gets contact numbers from office and register. 

* Staff and children leave building and assemble at the fire assembly point. 

* Staff do head count and register. 


The fire drill record book must contain: 

* The date and time of the drill. 

* No. of children& staff/visitors/ attendance. 

* How long it took. 

* Whether there were any problems that delayed evacuation. 

* Any further action taken to improve the drill procedure.

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