Information that will help you to create and maintain a fire manual for your school or place of work
- Introduction to Fire Safety
The Fire Safety Team has developed robust arrangements to ensure compliance with current fire legislation – the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. This includes templates to develop suitable, sufficient and risk appropriate fire precautions within buildings, and management systems to enable the safe evacuation of people.Our services include:
- Technical support and specialist fire safety advice to building users
- Detailed fire precaution surveys, to fit with the risk profile and target resources, to improve structural precautions through an annual programme of work
- Collaborating with other landlords for leased buildings to ensure maintenance of fire protection devices and to ensure the safety of building users
- Maintenance to structural fire precautions, fire alarms and emergency lighting, as identified during local fire risk assessments or within
- SLA agreements and landlord responsibilities
- Fire Safety Manual
The Fire Safety Manual is designed to assist Managers, Head teachers and employees to ensure that the premises in which you work is safe from fire.
You should review your Fire Safety Manual annually or when any significant changes occur to the building or it's use.
Instructions on how to use the Word documents:
Each 'Word' document now includes: questions, advice and possible answers which you can choose by 'ticking' the appropriate box
Print and file in your Fire Safety Manual
The Fire Safety Management Plan is the document indicating your local policies for managing fire safety. These will demonstrate the minimum requirements and therefore will be likely to satisfy an enforcing authority audit when this occurs. With local knowledge you should also include other specific issues to your workplace.
The 'Responsible Manager' should complete, print and file in your Fire Safety Manual.
The emergency plan should consider all aspects associated with the emergency evacuation of the building should a fire occur. Part of this plan will be the evacuation procedures but other prearranged actions/management procedures must be considered and included as appropriate.
The 'Responsible Manager' should ensure this section is completed, printed and filed in your Fire Safety Manual
- Risk Assessment
The Risk Assessment comprise six documents. Complete each section print it and file in the Fire Safety Manual
Section 1 – Fire Safety Management System
Section 2 – Hazards and Ignition Sources
Section 3 – Fire Exits & Exit Routes (Means of Escape)
Section 4 – Emergency Lighting
Section 5 – Fire Alarm Systems
Section 6 – Fire Fighting Equipment
The 'Responsible Manager' needs to ensure a Fire Risk Assessment is prepared by a ‘Competent Person’. Suitable training is available from the Learning Zone.
- Training Programme
The 'Responsible Manager' should ensure this section is completed and filed in your Fire Safety Manual
Training is available from Hampshire County Council. Please contact workforce development.
- Review and record
This section is a self audit tool which the 'Responsible Manager' or another with delegated responsibility may wish to use to check their fire safety management systems.
Test Details and Records
This section offers a range of templates to record your testing regimes.
- Fire Doors Checks and Advice
- Fire Door Inspection Record Sheet
- Emergency Lighting Testing Details and Advice
- Emergency Lighting Records
- Fire Alarm Test Details and Advice
- Fire Alarm Test Records
- Fire Fighting Equipment Checks and Testing
- Fire Fighting Equipment Records
- Fire Evacuation Recording Form
- Support info
- Catering Kiosks - Fire Advice Sheet
- Fire Blankets - Advice Sheet
- Fire Safety Advice on the Storage of Sports Mats In Schools
- Guidance issued with The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
- Home Office (now ODPM) document "Fire Safety - An Employer's Guide". ISBN 0-11-341229-0 – now obsolete but useful
- Outdoor Education - Sleepovers within school buildings (fire protection requirements)
- Prevention of Arson
- The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
- Fire Safety Team advice on Fire Extinguisher Servicing
- Contact us
The Fire Team firstname.lastname@example.org
Colin Burville, Team Leader
Telephone: 01962 845165