Fire evacuation procedures are incredibly important and they are also a legal requirement for businesses of a certain size. Not only does having a procedure in place help you in the event of a fire, but it can also help save people’s lives. There are a number of key elements to a fire evacuation procedure.
It is important that you have members of staff who are happy to work as fire marshals. These individuals will be responsible for ensuring that certain areas of a building are empty and that all the people within those areas have been evacuated safely. In order for them to do this there needs to be a process in place for staff members to register in the building and also an effective Visitor Management System such as the ones from Ofec that can help you to see who is in the building and when.
Next, you need to ensure that you have all the correct fire safety equipment. Depending on the work that you do this could be fire alarms and sprinklers and also fire extinguishers. There are different extinguishers for different types of fire so it is important that you identify what fire risks there are in your business so as to ensure you have the correct equipment. You may also want to consider having some fire blankets in high-risk areas.