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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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