This is a policy that outlines a company’s rules and safety procedures in the event of a fire in the workplace. This policy sets forth the procedures employees should follow in case of a fire, including who they should report the fire to, pulling the fire alarm, and alerting the fire department if necessary. This policy is ideal for small businesses or other entities that wish to maintain safety and order at the workplace in the event of a fire.
This is a policy that outlines a company’s rules and safety procedures in the event of a fire in the workplace. This policy sets forth the procedures employees should follow in case of a fire, including who they should report the fire to, pulling the fire alarm, and alerting the fire department if necessary. This policy is ideal for small businesses or other entities that wish to maintain safety and order at the workplace in the event of a fire. FIRE SAFETY POLICY Introduction The [Company name] recognizes that fire can have a devastating effect on life as well as the [Company name]’s business and activities. The risk of fire and its consequences will be reduced if this policy and its supporting procedures are followed. The aims of this policy are to prevent fires and, in the event of a fire, to prevent injuries, loss of life, or damage to property and more particularly, so far as reasonably practicable, to: • safeguard all persons working on [Company name] premises from death or injury in the event of fire; • minimize the risk of fire and limit the spread of fire if it occurs; • comply with the requirements of local ordinances and state law and legislation relating to fire and fire safety. Implementation: In particular, the [Company name] will ensure that: 1. all premises are subjected to a fire risk assessment and where risks are identified, action is taken to implement appropriate control measures and remove the risk or reduce it as far as is reasonably practicable.. 2. measures are taken to protect buildings, installations and equipment from fire commensurate with the risks to life and appropriate to the value of teaching, research of commercial importance of assets. This includes (but is not limited to) the provision of means of escape, adequate emergency lighting, means of giving warning and of fire fighting. 3. all new buildings and refurbishments are designed, specified and constructed in accordance with all relevant fire safety local ordinance and state law and legislation. 4. maintenance of buildings is designed, specified and carried out in accordance with all relevant fire safety local ordinance and state law and legislation. 5. effective management procedures are in place to respond to any fire or emergency and to deal with aftermath. 6. appropriate instruction is given to all persons working on [Company name]premises in relation to fire safety and appropriate fire training is given to designated staff who have an active role in the implementation of fire precautions and emergency situations. Responsibilities All employees of the [Company name] are responsible for respecting this policy and for familiarizing themselves with the locations of fire extinguishers, fire alarms and evacuation routes in the areas they occupy. Evacuation Monitors are responsible for guiding and instructing building occupants in the event of an emergency or practice evacuation. Fire Protection Regulations 1. Intentionally setting off a false fire alarm or vandalizing or tampering any fire alarms is a violation of this policy and a violation of local ordinance and state law. 2. Acts or evidence of tampering or vandalism of fire protection devices (fire extinguishers, fire alarms, emergency exits, exit doors, exit lights, sprinklers, detectors, etc.) should be reported immediately to _________________. 3. Safe evacuation routes must be maintained at all times. In particular, corridors, stairways, and fire escapes are not to be used for storage. 4. Never overload electrical circuits and avoid the use of long or multiple extension cords. Defective electrical equipment, such as frayed cords, loose connections, and overheating equipment should be taken out of service without delay and appropriately tagged. 5. All employee vehicles shall not park or block marked fire lanes or fire hydrants on or around company property. Suspected Fires Anyone discovering smoke, strong smell of burning, or smell of an unusual nature, should immediately: 1. Inform Security at _____________________ 2. Alert ________________________________ Fire Procedure 1. Shout "FIRE" repeatedly to give the alert. 2. Pull the fire alarm. 3. Telephone the City Fire Department by dialing 911. 4. Evacuate the premises in a swift, orderly fashion using the stairways and/or fire escapes, but NOT the elevators, and following the instructions of Evacuation Monitors. 1. If in the event the designated fire escape exit is blocked or damaged due to smoke or fire, do not attempt to pass. Warn others of obstruction and proceed to evacuate to the nearest alternate fire escape exit. © Copyright 2011 Docstoc Inc. registered document proprietary, copy not 3 2. If in the event of accident or injury to self or another, during evacuation, _____ [Insert Company procedures regarding accident or injury] 5. Stand outside the building, where the arrival of Fire Department vehicles can be observed, in order to direct the firemen to the fire. Internal Monitoring All fire safety arrangements and systems across the [Company name] campus will be subject to regular monitoring which will be done through fire risk assessment and general inspections of buildings by ____________________ personnel, and through formal audit and monitoring processes. Consequences of Non Compliance Any non-compliance with this Fire Safety Policy will be viewed and deemed as a serious matter and ground for immediate and severe action under the Company policies on disciplinary procedures or misconduct. Any violation(s) of local fire ordinances and/or state laws may be subject to fines from local fire marshal or police. Review and Update Arrangements This policy will be reviewed annually by the _______________ and revised or updated as necessary. © Copyright 2011 Docstoc Inc. registered document proprietary, copy not 4
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