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Fire Fire

Flat Fire Emergency Plan

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Action on discovering a fire

  1. Call the Fire Brigade on 999.
  2. Evacuate the flat or common area on fire, closing all doors behind you.
  3. Alert neighbours on the same staircase.
  4. Only attempt to fight the fire if it is safe to do so and you have been trained in the use of fire extinguishers.

Due to the design of the building, it is very unlikely that a fire starting in one flat will spread to another if doors are closed.

Information

Advice to people not directly affected by the fire

If you are in your flat, general advice is to stay in your flat, call the Fire Brigade and wait for them to put the fire out. However, if the fire causes danger to you, smoke starts to enter your flat, you feel evacuation is the safest option, or you are instructed to do so by the Fire Brigade, then you should evacuate as described below.

If you are not in your flat but in a common area or on a staircase, then you should evacuate as described below.

There is no audible fire alarm covering the common areas as mass evacuation is not envisaged. You are strongly advised to have a working smoke detector within your flat and check it regularly.

Fire exit

Evacuation procedure

  1. Leave the building by the nearest fire exit, which is the block front door.
  2. Close all doors behind you.
  3. Assemble a safe distance from the front of the building.
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Do not:

  1. Delay to collect belongings.
  2. Run.
  3. Re-enter the building until the Fire Brigade advises that it is safe to do so.

Approved by Worksafe Solutions Consultancy Ltd on 11 July 2017

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