STOURTON CAUNDLE VILLAGE HALL

FIRE SAFETY NOTICE

As the responsible person for the event/function etc. you have legal duties with regards to the safety of the those persons assisting or attending the event.


BEFORE THE EVENT OR FUNCTION YOU SHOULD BE AWARE OF:-

  • Positions of fire extinguishers
  • Positions of fire blanket
  • Position of emergency exits
  • How the emergency evacuation of the premises will be carried out
  • Where people should assemble after they have left the premises
  • Procedures for checking whether the premises have been evacuated (assembly area is usually in the care park).
  • How the fire and rescue service and any other necessary services will be called
  • Limitation on numbers of people
  • Checking that all escape routes are clear of obstructions and combustibles
  • Checking that escape routes remain clear throughout your hire

BEFORE THE EVENT OR FUNCTION YOU SHOULD DECIDE:-

  • The arrangements for fighting fire
  • The arrangements for means of escape for disabled persons and children

AT THE START OF THE EVENT YOU SHOULD NOTIFY ALL THOSE PRESENT ABOUT:-

  • The No Smoking Policy
  • Who is supervising and how to identify them
  • Location of exits and escape routes

DURING THE EVENT OR FUNCTION YOU SHOULD ENSURE THAT:-

  • Escape routes and exits do not become blocked
  • No smoking policy is adhered to
  • No naked flames are started (unless authorised eg candles)
  • Rooms do not become overcrowded
  • If necessary the number of persons is limited or controlled