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EVACUATION PROCEDURE

NORTH KESSOCK VILLAGE HALL
EMERGENCY EVACUATION STRATEGY

 

In the event of a fire occurring in the hall the following procedure should be implemented.

This building is fitted with automatic alarm and lighting system.

Note – new emergency lighting fitted March 2011

  • An appropriate person (e.g. the event organizer, senior person) shall take charge.
  • If the Alarm has not sounded break the glass and trigger the alarm system.
  • There is a large torch available in the kitchen to the right of the door to the hall.
  • Open all appropriate emergency doors and exits.
  • Ensure that all doors are not impeded or jammed open or shut.
  • Begin evacuation calmly and without panic, ensuring, the disabled and children take priority.
  • Do not allow people to collect goods or possessions.
  • Instruct evacuees to assemble under the floodlight in the car park.
  • Check all persons are out of the building; check Toilets, Storeroom and Committee room are cleared.
     

NOTE: THERE IS NOT A TELEPHONE IN THE HALL. USE A MOBILE PHONE OR SEND A PERSON TO THE NEAREST HOUSE.

  • Alert emergency services: Fire Brigade 999 and/or Ambulance 999 if appropriate.
  • Hall Contacts: Mr. S.Swanson  01463 731101
  • Shut off the Heating System. (The heating system is warm blown air which will aggravate the fire and spread smoke).
  • Ensure persons do not attempt to re-enter the building to gather possessions until the Fire Officer agrees that it is safe to do so.
  • Keep people at a safe distance from the building.
  • Use of the Fire Fighting equipment in the hall must not be to the detriment of the evacuation. The Evacuation must take priority.
     

KL 24.03.11

Reviewed  Dec 2013 SS/MCB

 

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