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FIRE EMERGENCY EVACUATION POLICY

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									                  FIRE EMERGENCY PLAN FRAMEWORK
     FIRE AND EMERGENCY EVACUATION PROCEDURES FOR
                 Windhill C.E. Primary School
This document details the fire and emergency evacuation procedures for the premises. Staff
must ensure that they are familiar with these procedures and act upon the requirements.


1.    ACTION WHEN THE FIRE ALARM SOUNDS
      All staff and children will immediately evacuate the building using the routes below, unless
      they have a specific responsibility in the event of fire (see below FIRE MARSHALL
      PERSONNEL) in which case they will perform that duty before evacuation.
      Fire Exits to be used:

      Ground floor
      Kitchen                                      Outside door
      Hall and Music Room                          Fire doors in Hall
      Offices and Staffroom                        Main entrance
      Changing Rooms                               External doors

      Key Stage 1 area
      Year 1 Classroom                             Cloakroom
      Year 2 Classroom                             Fire Door in Classroom
      Year 3 Classroom                                    Balcony and steps

     Key Stage 2 area
     Year 4                                  Steps
     Year 5                                  Cloakroom
     Year 6                                  Fire door in classroom
      Computer Suite                         Cloakroom
(Year 5 may consider using connecting door and Y6 Fire Door when a class is using the ICT
Suite)

       Library                                     KS1 cloakroom

      Upper Floor
      Reception                             Fire Door in classroom
      Rainbow Room                                 Main entrance at that side (Reception)
      Blue Room                                    Main entrance at other side (Nursery)
      Nursery                                      Fire Door in classroom
      Resource Room,                               Resource Room outer door
      Extended Schools and Learning                Resource Room outer door
      Mentor Offices

     All staff will familiarise themselves with the alternative exits in their working area in case
     the location of a fire prevents use of their usual exit.
     Anyone leaving at the front (from Main Entrance, Hall Fire Doors, Balcony and steps) will
     turn left and go round the front of the building to the gate to the playground.

     On no account should anyone cross the car park where fire engines may be arriving.
          DISABLED PERSONS
         Disabled adults or pupils will have a personal evacuation plan to enable easy exit from
         the building. Currently, there is one disabled pupil in school who is supported by an adult
         at all times. Her pram is always available to wheel her out of school and we are
         committed to extending and improving availability of ramps to limit the need for carrying.

2.       ACTION ON DISCOVERING A FIRE
         In the event of a fire, the person discovering it should immediately sound the fire alarm,
         send a message to the caretaker and, if they judge it to be possible, attempt to put out the
         fire using the nearest appropriate extinguisher. (Any children in their care will evacuate
         with another adult in their area).
         IN NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD ANY PERSON IN SCHOOL PUT THEMSELVES
         AT RISK BY THIS ACTION.
         IF IN DOUBT – LEAVE THE BUILDING!




3.       SUMMONING THE FIRE & RESCUE SERVICE
         Calling fire brigade and directing them to fire             Richard Smith/Christine Tran
         Collecting and bringing out Registers, Visitors’ Book,      Annice Skews/Christine Tran
         Staff In/Out board
         Unlocking padlock /opening gate to playground               Annice Skews/Gill Burgess
         Collecting key for bottom playground gate                   Gill Burgess/Angela Smith
.

4.       ROLL-CALL
         It is the teachers’ responsibility to lead the children calmly out of the building and to the
         Assembly Point, where they will collect their register from Mrs. Skews and check the
         children against it. Support Assistants/Nursery Nurses working in classes will check the
         toilets, cloakrooms and shared areas. In addition, those listed below (FIRE MARSHALL
         PERSONNEL) will check each floor:.


    5.   FIRE DRILLS
         These will take place at least once per term and will be recorded in the Fire Safety Log.
         These will be held at different times of the day and will include times when the children
         are all together in the hall (lunchtime, assembly, etc.) and when there are numbers of
         other adults in and around school (e.g. start and end of the day).
6.   FIRE MARSHALL PERSONNEL
     The following will be responsible for checking and directing evacuation from:-

     Ground Floor/Offices                                        Headteacher/Mrs. A. Smith
     Library/ central areas of middle floor                      Mrs. Rosbrook/Mrs. Clarke
     Top Floor Office/Resource Room                              Mrs. Wood (pm)
                                                                 (Deputy – Mrs. Howard)

     The Headteacher (or Deputy/Assistant Head) will be responsible for coordinating
     evacuation from the playground if necessary. In the event of a real incident the children
     will be led, in an orderly fashion, through the gate at the bottom of the playground onto
     the bottom field and down to the road. If it is not safe to return to school the Windhill
     Community Centre will be used as a temporary place of safety and children will be sent
     home from here.


7.   STAFF ABSENCES
     In the event of the absence of a member of staff with a key emergency responsibility, their
     deputy will perform that task if both members of staff are absent the headteacher will
     ensure that the most appropriate substitute (normally the nearest person) takes on the
     role.


8.   VISITORS AND CONTRACTORS
     All visitors (not members of the public) and contractors must report to the appropriate
     member of staff, signing in the appropriate book on arrival and before leaving the
     premises.

     In the event of a fire evacuation the person hosting the visitor is responsible for escorting
     him/her to the fire assembly point.


     Contractors, including any contract cleaners working on the premises, shall be informed
     of the fire and emergency procedures that apply including: -


        action to be taken on hearing the fire alarm or discovering a fire;
        fire evacuation procedures including means of escape, location of the fire assembly
         points and name of the person in charge of evacuation procedures;
        the location of fire fighting equipment and fire alarm call points in relation to the area of
         their work.
     Contractor’s employees working on the premises when full time staff are absent (e.g. at
     night or at weekends), shall have adequate fire evacuation arrangements in place and
     know how to call the fire & rescue service.


     The risk of fire arising out of the work of any contractor at the premises must be assessed
     (use of contractor hazard exchange form/checklist) and appropriate precautionary
     measures put in place. Any hot work activities shall be closely monitored using the Hot
     Permit to Work system.


     Persons who organise evening events must be informed or given written instructions as
     regards what action to take in the event of discovering a fire or on hearing the fire alarm
     sounded.

9.   CO-ORDINATION WITH OTHER PREMISE OCCUPANTS
     Extended Schools staff are familiar with the arrangements for evacuation of the building
     and this policy will be brought to their attention.

10. EVACUATION ROUTES
     Evacuation routes will be kept free from obstruction and adequately and clearly marked.
     Sufficient notices are displayed at appropriate places; these will indicate the action to be
     taken on discovering a fire or upon hearing the fire alarm.

11. FIRE ALARM TEST
     The fire alarm is tested every Friday afternoon to ensure that it can be heard and
     recognised by all occupants of the building. It is also tested weekly from different
     locations within school. Details of all tests are recorded in the Fire Safety Log Book.

12. FIRE FIGHTING EQUIPMENT
     Fire fighting equipment will be examined and tested at least once a year by a competent
     service engineer.


     This document should be brought to the attention of staff and any temporary workers at
     Windhill Church of England Primary School.

								
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