Fire Policies and Procedures
SOA Safety can produce all types of fire safety policies and procedures for any type of company, from small shops and offices to large hotels and hospitals. If you already have documents in place but would like us to review them to ensure suitability then we can do that for you too. We can assist you with the following essential documents:
Whilst the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 specifically requires fire risk assessments to be carried out on all non-domestic premises, every business is also required to have in place suitable and sufficient management systems and associated procedures to deal with fire safety and prevention. The Fire Safety Policy is an important part of your fire safety management system for compliance under the Order . This document should be reviewed periodically and signed off by the most senior person in your company. It will demonstrate the company’s fire safety procedures and what actions people should take in the event of fire. This will ensure the safety of employees, and any visitors to the company’s premises, from the dangers of fire. SOA can help businesses prepare their fire safety policy and associated policies and procedures ensuring that they will be effective for their specific site.
Fire Evacuation Plans
Every business must have an emergency evacuation plan. A fire emergency evacuation plan (FEEP) is a written document which includes the action to be taken by all staff and visitors in the event of fire and the arrangements for calling the Fire and Rescue Service. This document must take into account the findings of the fire risk assessment e.g. the staff significantly at risk and their location.
Disabled Evacuation Policies
Under fire safety legislation, it is the responsibility of those persons who have control of the premises to ensure that arrangements are in place for disabled evacuation in the event of a fire. This policy assures that those responsible are aware of the correct procedures to follow to safely evacuate persons with a disability in the event of a fire. This may be a staff member where a PEEP (Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan) is required or if visitors to the site may be disabled, where a GEEP (Generic Emergency Evacuation Plan) is required.
Evacuation Flash Cards and Procedures
Emergency procedure cards may be required for larger sites where specific persons may have specific roles in the event of fire. We can help companies to prepare such procedures for their staff to follow ensuring everyone`s safety if a fire was to occur.
Hot Works Permits and Procedures
The Hot Work Permit system is intended to assure that the individuals involved in construction, renovation, repairs and maintenance of facilities are aware of the hazards associated with hot work and welding and that they implement control measures to help mitigate them. We can supply generic hot work permit systems or help companies to develop bespoke systems ideally suited to their business.
For assistance with any of the above or for FREE advice on your existing fire management system then please get in touch.