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					Fire Evacuation Procedures – Main Building
The Fire Alarm in the Main Building is a continuous ringing bell. The system is tested every Friday afternoon between 1400 hrs and 1500 hrs. The fire alarm will sound for a maximum of 10 seconds. If the alarm sounds for longer than this you must evacuate using the procedure below. At all other times you must evacuate as soon as the fire alarm sounds. If you discover a fire Raise the alarm by activating the nearest Break Glass Unit. Do not attempt to tackle a fire unless it is safe to do so. 1. 2. 3. Fire Action Notices are displayed throughout the College. You should familiarise yourself with these instructions so that in the event of the alarm sounding you know what to do. Evacuate as soon as the alarm sounds – do not go out of your way to collect personal belongings Follow the evacuation arrows (green “running man” signs) to your nearest safe emergency exit. Your nearest safe emergency exit will not necessarily be the normal exit route therefore it is important you follow the signage. If it is safe to do so:    5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Stop/close down all machinery & electrical equipment Isolate electrical supplies to equipment Turn off gas supplies and gas cylinders

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Lecturing staff do not require to keep their class together or carry out a head count on evacuation. Fire Marshalls will check each area of the Main Building and then report to the Fire Control Point. On leaving the building make your way to the designated Fire Assembly Point which is indicated on Fire Action Notices. The Senior Management Team should make their way to the Wardens Office which will act as the Command Centre should a major emergency incident occur. Remain at the Assembly Point until given instruction to do otherwise Do not under any circumstances re-enter the building until given authority to do so.

Mobility Impaired 1. Any member of staff, student or visitor with a mobility impairment who is located on the ground floor of the New Teaching Block should evacuate via the Main Entrance unless there is any obvious danger in the corridor. In that case, they should make their way to the nearest Refuge Point and advise the Fire Team via the intercom of their location. They should remain in the Refuge Area for further instructions/assistance to evacuate. Any member of staff, student or visitor with a mobility impairment who is located on the upper floor of the New Teaching Block should make their way to the lift area Refuge Point and advise the Fire Team via the intercom of their location. Arrangements will then be made to evacuate via the lift only if it is safe to do so. If it is not safe to use the lift then trained staff will evacuate using an evacuation chair. If there is any obvious danger in the corridor and they cannot access the lift area, mobility impaired persons should make their way to the Refuge Area at the east end of the building and advise the Fire Team via the intercom of their location. They should remain in the Refuge Area for further instructions/assistance to evacuate.

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Refuge Areas are specially constructed to offer an additional 30 minutes protection. The College has arrangements in place to ensure full evacuation takes place timeously.

Fire Marshalls 1. The role of the Fire Marshall is to assist with the evacuation process by checking a specific area of the College, if safe to do so, and reporting to the Fire Officer. No Fire Marshall is expected to place themself in danger, they should check their allocated area swiftly then report to the Fire Officer. Once they have reported to the Fire Officer they should evacuate to the nearest Fire Assembly Point. If necessary, on re-entry Fire Marshalls should report to the Fire Officer to report any issues that impact on the effectiveness of the evacuation procedure.

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Fire Officer The College Safety Advisor will act as Fire Officer. In his absence a nominated person will assume this role. 1. On activation of the fire alarm the Fire Officer will report to the Fire Control Point and assume responsibility. The Fire Officer will summon the emergency services. If safe to do so, the Fire Officer will arrange for 2 members of the Property Team/Duty Warden to investigate the cause of the alarm activation. Those dispatched to investigate must carry appropriate fire extinguishers for their own protection. The Fire Officer will co-ordinate the Fire Marshalls to ensure full evacuation of the building. If the activation is found to be a false alarm, the Fire Officer will telephone Lothian & Borders Fire and Rescue Service (LBFRS) Control Room on 0131 228 2401 to advise them of the revised situation so that the emergency call may be downgraded. The Fire Officer will direct a member of the Property Team/Duty Warden to meet LBFRS on arrival. The member of the Property Team/Duty Warden will escort LBFRS to the alarm activation point. At the Fire Control Point the Fire Officer will liaise with the Senior Crew Member from LBFRS, who will assume responsibility. When LBFRS are satisfied that no danger exists they will instruct the Fire Officer to reset the fire alarm panel. Once LBFRS have departed the Fire Officer will give the instruction to re-enter the building. The Fire Officer will remain at the Fire Control Point until all staff and students have re-entered the building and will liaise with Fire Marshalls to evaluate the evacuation procedure.

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Property Team/Duty Warden In the absence of the College Safety Advisor the Property Manager will assume the role of Fire Officer. If both are absent from college a nominated person will assume this role. 1. When the fire alarm sounds the fire pagers carried by the Property Team/Duty Warden will activate advising them of the location of the alarm activation. If the alarm is activated in the Main Building the Property Team/Duty Warden will report to the relevant Fire Control Point and await the arrival of the Fire Officer. If safe to do so, the Fire Officer will arrange for 2 members of the Property Team/Duty Warden to investigate the cause of the alarm activation. Those dispatched to investigate must carry appropriate fire extinguishers for their own protection. If the cause of the alarm activation is found to be a false alarm the Property Team/Duty Warden will return to the Fire Control Point to advise the Fire Officer. If a fire is detected the members of the Property Team/Duty Warden should only tackle the fire if safe to do so, i.e. if the fire is no larger than a waste paper bin If the fire is deemed to be too large the members of the Property Team/Duty Warden will return to the Fire Control Point to advise the Fire Officer and follow his further instruction.

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Fire Evacuation Procedures – Main Building (1700 hrs – 0900 hrs)
Raise the alarm by activating the nearest Break Glass Unit. Do not attempt to tackle a fire unless it is safe to do so. 1. 2. 3. Fire Action Notices are displayed throughout the College. You should familiarise yourself with these instructions so that in the event of the alarm sounding you know what to do. Evacuate as soon as the alarm sounds – do not go out of your way to collect personal belongings Follow the evacuation arrows (green “running man” signs) to your nearest safe emergency exit. Your nearest safe emergency exit will not necessarily be the normal exit route therefore it is important you follow the signage. If it is safe to do so:    5. 6. 7. Stop/close down all machinery & electrical equipment Isolate electrical supplies to equipment Turn off gas supplies and gas cylinders

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On leaving the building make your way to the designated Fire Assembly Point which is indicated on Fire Action Notices. Remain at the Assembly Point until given instruction to do otherwise Do not under any circumstances re-enter the building until given authority to do so.

Duty Warden 1. On activation of the fire alarm the Duty Warden will report to the Fire Control Point and assume responsibility. The Duty Warden will summon the emergency services. The Duty Warden should NOT investigate the cause of the alarm activation. If the Duty Warden receives information that indicates the activation is found to be a false alarm, he/she will telephone Lothian & Borders Fire and Rescue Service (LBFRS) Control Room to advise them of the revised situation so that the emergency call may be downgraded. The Duty Warden will meet LBFRS on arrival and escort them to the alarm activation point. When LBFRS are satisfied that no danger exists they will instruct the Duty Warden to reset the fire alarm panel. Once LBFRS have departed the Duty Warden will give the instruction to re-enter the building.

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