Reviewed by: Sarah Cokayne and Shakera Rahman , Resources Committee 28th February 2022
Next Review: Spring 2024
Table of contents
- 1 POLICY
- 2 PROCEDURES/GUIDANCE
- 3 General Staff Instruction
- 4 Fire Safety
- 5 Fire Safety Precautions
- 6 Fire Action Procedure
- 7 Duties of Teachers
- 8 Evacuation Procedures for Disabled Persons
- 9 Wheelchair Users and Persons With mobility Impairment
- 10 Deaf/Hearing Impaired Persons
- 11 Blind/Visually Impaired Persons
- 12 Fire Co-ordinator
- 13 Fire Marshal
- 14 Evacuation Drills
- 15 Alarm Tests
- 16 Training, Instruction and Information
- 17 New Buildings/Alterations
- 18 Special/Specific Procedures
- 19 Fire Risk Assessments
- 20 Monitoring and Audit
- 21 Reporting and Investigation of Incidents
- 22 DEFINITIONS
- 23 FURTHER READING
- 24 Appendix A
- 25 Appendix B
- 26 Appendix D
- 27 Appendix E
- 28 Appendix F
It is the policy of Kelvin Grove Primary School to ensure that all employees, students, contractors and visitors are protected from the risks of fire. With this aim appropriate fire prevention/precaution measures shall be taken. Also, appropriate evacuation procedures shall be developed, implemented and periodically tested. All persons shall be provided with sufficient appropriate fire awareness training and instruction. All premises shall comply with relevant fire safety legislation and recognised good practice.
The main legislation which is relevant to this subject is the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
See appendix A
Duties/Responsibilities of the RESPONSIBLE PERSON, COMPETENT PERSON & DUTY HOLDERS
General Staff Instruction
All staff must be familiar with the fire procedures as required by the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and the Health and Safety at Work, etc. Act 1974.
Fire procedures are posted throughout the school and can be found on exit routes normally adjacent to fire alarm call points or portable fire equipment.
All staff must ensure that they are familiar with the alternative means of escape in case of fire by walking the routes from the area in which they are employed.
Staff should get to know their assembly points which are indicated in the fire procedure for the building.
If you have to evacuate the premises:
- DO exit quickly and calmly
- DO go directly to open air and report to the designated assembly point
- DO NOT enter an adjacent building unless directed by the Fire Safety Coordinator/Fire Marshal
- DO NOT stop to collect bags
- DO close the door behind you
Any staff not at their usual place of work on hearing the evacuation signal, must leave the building
following the fire evacuation route signage, and go to the designated assembly point. On no account must they return to their own area.
The ‘break glass’ fire alarm call points can be found on corridors and adjacent to final exit doors.
Portable fire extinguishers are sited in ‘high risk’ areas and at regular intervals on corridors/exit routes.
Any instructions given by a Fire Marshal must be complied with as they are exercising their duties outlined in the School Health and Safety Policy.
Fire safety is everyone’s responsibility. All employees, students, contractors and visitors are
expected to follow established safety procedures to ensure the safe use of electrical/gas appliances, the safe use, storage and disposal of hazardous/combustible materials and compliance with the
requirements of the school’s Policy.
Fire Safety Precautions
Fire doors must be kept closed at all times (unless they are doors which automatically close when the alarm is sounded) to maintain compartmentalisation of the building and to prevent the spread of the fire and/or toxic smoke.
Corridors, stairways, landings and escape routes must be kept clear at all times of anything that is
likely to cause a fire or accident or to impede evacuation in an emergency. Everyday objects such as
boxes of paper left on an escape corridor pose serious obstacles during an emergency evacuation.
Hazardous materials must be stored, used and disposed of in accordance with all legal requirements and safe working practices.
All fire fighting equipment must be kept free from obstruction and be readily available for use in an emergency. Portable fire fighting equipment must not be removed or repositioned.
Any obvious or suspected damage to, or misuse of, a fire alarm or fire fighting equipment must be reported immediately to the headteacher.
The school’s locking up procedures include:
- Unplugging appliances
- Checking kitchen appliances are switched off
Fire Action Procedure
Any person suspecting or discovering a fire shall:
- Raise the alarm by breaking the glass of the nearest fire alarm call point.
- Inform the Headteacher who is responsible for calling the fire brigade
- Should there be any problem or delay in contacting headteacher, a member of the office staff can call the Fire & Rescue Service direct by dialing 9-999 and give the correct address of the building and any other information they require.
- If possible, tackle the fire with the correct type of extinguisher – but only if there is no risk to oneself and practical, “hands on” training has previously been undertaken.
- If circumstances dictate, or if ordered to do so, leave the building by the nearest available exit route.
Any person hearing a continuously sounding fire alarm shall:
- Leave the building by the nearest available fire exit route
- Go directly to the designated assembly point.
- Never re-enter the building until instructed to do so by a member of the Fire & Rescue Service or Fire Safety Co-ordinator for the building.
- Never re-enter a building whilst the alarm is still sounding.
- Instructions given in an emergency evacuation by the nominated staff (Fire Marshals/Co-ordinators) must be followed and breaches of these procedures will be considered serious and may be dealt with under the school’s Disciplinary Procedures.
Duties of Teachers
Teachers are responsible for the safety of their students when in class and must make themselves aware of the fire procedures for the buildings in which they teach.
On hearing the evacuation signal, a continuous sounding of the fire alarm, the teacher must ensure that students under his or her supervision are made aware of the assembly point and that they leave the building by the nearest available exit route in a calm and orderly manner.
Evacuation Procedures for Disabled Persons
Every individual who has a disability which may affect their ability to recognise that an emergency is taking place or to evacuate a building unaided will have a personal emergency evacuation plan
(PEEP) drawn up. This will include children with SEN such as: emotional and behavioural difficulties and autism. This will be carried out in conjunction with the relevant manager and the Health, Safety & Environment Office. This evacuation strategy will be specific to the needs and abilities of the individual in question.
Wheelchair Users and Persons With mobility Impairment
The wheelchair user must notify their teacher of the details of their personal evacuation strategy. If, due to the nature of the illness/injury, the individual can not be removed from their wheelchair without risk of serious injury, movement to a point of temporary refuge will be considered as part of the personal evacuation strategy.
It is essential that wherever possible Fire Safety Co-ordinators are aware of staff, students or visitors to the building who have specific emergency evacuation needs.
Deaf/Hearing Impaired Persons
Deaf or hearing impaired students who are likely to be working in an isolated area are encouraged to advise an appropriate member of staff of this fact, so that they may be notified of any alarm.
Blind/Visually Impaired Persons
Blind/visually impaired persons are advised to locate evacuation and assembly points in their early days in the school and should make contact with the Fire Safety Co-ordinator to be advised on the fire evacuation routes from that building. It is essential that this takes place immediately on arrival at the school rather than wait until an evacuation takes place.
The Headteacher is the fire co-ordinator and the duties are as follows:
- To check in each Fire Marshal as they arrive at the fire control point, noting reports on the whereabouts of people who are known to be left in the building and if any signs of fire have been seen during the sweep and evacuation of the building.
- To evaluate the information received from Fire Marshalls and if no reports of fire are received to organise an investigation of the reason for the alarm activation.
- To call the fire and rescue service.
- If the alarm is found to be unwanted, silence the alarms and reset the alarm system and give instruction to the Fire Marshal to allow people to re-enter the building (NB if the panel WILL NOT RESET the fire service must be called and the building must remain evacuated.)
- To liaise with the fire service on their arrival and informing them of the whereabouts of anyone remaining in the building.
- To record information gathered during the investigation on the fire incident report form (see appendix F).
NB investigating the cause of the alarm activation is carried out to avoid unnecessary calls being made to the fire service. While this is the duty of the Fire Coordinators, they are trained NOT TO PUT THEMSELVES AT RISK. A dynamic assessment is carried out and the Fire Coordinator may only re-enter or stay in a building if there is NO INDICATION OF FIRE. The procedure is as follows:
- The Fire Co-ordinator verifies that no reported signs of fire have been made by Fire Marshals.
- The Fire Co-ordinator checks the alarm panel to identify which sensor or call point has been activated.
- The Fire Coordinator and Fire Marshall enter the building and proceed to the sensor, being vigilant for any sign of fire enroute. Any indication of fire, such as smell or sight of smoke or flames, must be taken as the signal to leave the building immediately and to notify Security, requesting the attendance of the Fire and Rescue Service.
- On reaching the activated sensor the Fire Coordinator takes note of any reason for alarm activation.
- The Fire Coordinator and Fire Marshal leave the building and record their findings.
There are no specific Fire Marshals at Kelvin Grove. Our PM has had his plan ratified by Chris Giles (Lewisham Fire Officer). The plan places responsibility for searching and sweeping areas adjacent to classrooms to specific locations, so the teachers and TA’s in a particular room, rather than to place responsibility on an individual who may be working elsewhere or off site for any reason. The ‘Actions on Hearing the Fire Alarm’ are displayed prominently on the classroom or emergency door of the individual classroom, and it’s felt that this offers a better site specific solution to the particular needs of this building.
In accordance with fire safety legislation, fire evacuation drills will be carried out termly.
The drills will monitor the effectiveness of the local evacuation procedures and, where necessary, identify required changes. They will also time the evacuation and compare the time to a previously determined acceptable time for the particular building, based on national standards and accepted good practice. In cases where the evacuation takes longer than the expected time, a second drill may be carried out at a later date.
Reports on the effectiveness of drills will be produced and presented to the governing body by the health and safety committee.
The school fire alarm will be tested between 7.30am 7:45am every Thursday. Details of the tests should be entered into the test register which is kept in the school business manager’s office. It is the responsibility of the headteacher to nominate an employee to carry out these tests and complete the test register. The Premises Officer has been nominated to carry out the tests. Defects must be reported immediately to the school business manager who will arrange for maintenance. In the event of a complete system failing the headteacher should be informed immediately.
Training, Instruction and Information
All new employees shall be given local fire safety induction training by their induction tutor (or other appropriate person) in the first week of employment. This will include identification of escape routes, location of fire extinguisher and call points, where the assembly point is and any local hazards that they need to be aware of.
The Headteacher will ensure that Fire Marshals have been appointed and have received the appropriate training.
The Evacuation Procedures and the Assembly Points shall be displayed on Fire Action Notices located at strategic points throughout the school building.
When new buildings or alterations are being planned, the Project Manager shall ensure that the requirements of relevant fire safety legislation/recognised standards are considered and that the proposed building/facilities meet the requirements. Details of the proposals shall also be sent to the local authority for authorization.
In some cases there may be a need to have special/specific procedures in place. Existing special/specific procedures are detailed in the attached Appendices and form part of this policy.
Fire Risk Assessments
In accordance with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Service) Order 2005, fire risk assessments shall be carried out by an appropriately trained person. The risk assessments shall be amended as necessary when circumstances require it (eg. building changes). The fire risk assessments shall be reviewed whenever any changes to structure, layout or usage of the building takes place to ensure their on-going relevance and adequacy.
See Appendix B – Scope of the Fire Risk Assessment
Monitoring and Audit
Teachers and support staff shall, as part of their day-to-day duties and during inspections, ensure that fire safety precaution and prevention measures are in place and are working as they are intended to.
The headteacher shall monitor local arrangements for the provision of training, etc. to ensure that they work satisfactorily.
The safety committee shall report findings of monitoring to the governing body.
Reporting and Investigation of Incidents
Any personnel who become aware of a fire-related incident shall report it as soon as possible to the Headteacher.
When appropriate, a member of the Health and Safety Committee will carry out an investigation and make recommendations in accordance with Health and Safety Policy.
Data provided by completed incident forms and subsequent investigations shall be analysed
periodically by the Health and Safety Committee to identify trends and make recommendations. Appropriate reports shall also be provided to the Health and Safety Committee and the governing body as required.
Fire-Related Incident – This includes actual fires (no matter how small), false alarms and mis-useof fire equipment.
- Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
- Fire Safety Risk Assessment Guides (Offices and Shops ISBN: 13-978 1 85112815 0, Factories and Warehouses ISBN: 13-978 1 85112816 7, Sleeping accommodation ISBN: 13-978 1 85112817 4, Residential care premises ISBN: 13-978 1 85112818 1, Educational premises ISBN: 13-978 1 85112819 8, Small and medium places of assembly ISBN: 13-978 1 85112820 4, Large places of assembly ISBN: 13-978 1 85112821 1, Theatres, cinemas and similar premises ISBN: 13-978 1 85112822 8, Open air events and venues ISBN: 13-978 1 851128235, Healthcare premises ISBN: 13-978 1 85112824 2, Transport premises and facilities ISBN: 13-978 1 85112825 9).
- Health and Safety at Work, etc. Act 1974: Chapter 37 (ISBN: 0-10-543774-3).
- HSC Document L1: A guide to the Health and Safety at Work, etc. Act 1974 (ISBN: 0-11-885555-7).
- Approved Document B: The Building Regulations 2000:
The following officers of Kelvin Grove Primary School are designated as having duties/responsibilities under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. (RR (FS) O. 2005)
|Position||Designation under the RR (FS) O. 2005|
|Headteacher||The Headteacher is the most senior member of the school staff and as such is designated as the RESPONSIBLE PERSON under the RR (FS) O. 2005. The post holder is responsible for ensuring that fire safety matters are delegated to appropriate members of staff and are planned and resourced appropriately.|
|The Premises Officer||The Premises Officer has the technical and practical knowledge to assess, investigate and report on fire hazards associated with the infrastructure of school property. The Premises Officer is designated as the COMPETENT PERSON and he/she acts on behalf of the Headteacher in discharging these duties.|
|Teachers and support staff||Teachers have responsibility for the day to day running of their departments and staff therefore are designated as DUTY HOLDERS for fire safety matters under their control. In particular the use or storage of dangerous substances, does not create or exacerbate a fire risk.|
Scope of the Fire Risk Assessment
The Responsible Person is charged under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, (RR (FS) O. 2005) with ensuring that a suitable and sufficient fire risk assessment is carried out. The fire risk assessment must identify both general fire precautions and fire precautions arising from dangerous substances.
The Responsible Person has delegated the task of conducting fire risk assessment to the following persons: General Precautions
The assessment of general fire precautions is delegated to the Fire Officer. N.B. the assessment of general fire precautions does not extend to the physical inspection of ceiling voids and inaccessible places for breaches in fire walls and fire compartments. The Fire Risk Assessment records the fire safety measures in place when the fire safety risk assessment was conducted, lists any inadequacies found and details the appropriate remedial action
The assessment of dangerous substances is delegated to the School Business Manager. The Duty Holder may appoint members of staff from within their own department to conduct the assessment and to implement such controls as lie within their authority. The Duty Holder may additionally require technical assistance/expertise from the Premises Officer to identify building modifications or changes to the general fire precautions necessary to protect people from fire risks arising from dangerous substances.
NB. The purpose of the dangerous substances risk assessment is not to interfere with the work of research laboratories but it should ensure that suitable controls are in place to manage the risk from ignition sources and flammable material therein.
The findings of the fire risk assessment for dangerous substances shall be recorded and brought directly to the attention of appropriate Duty Holders with a copy to the Headteacher.
The content of a suitable and sufficient assessment of general fire precautions is defined by article 4 of the RR (FS) O. 2005.
The content of a suitable and sufficient assessment of dangerous substances is defined by Part 1 Schedule 1 of the RR (FS) O. 2005
In conducting fire risk assessments, the assessor must be guided by sources of authoritative information e.g. school policies, guidance issued by fire authorities, building regulations, British and European Standards and guidance issued by the higher education sector.
Fire risk assessments shall address risks to employees and other relevant persons, (defined by the RR (FS)
O. 2005 as being any person who is lawfully on the premises or any person in the immediate vicinity of the premises who is at risk from a fire on the premises).
The fire risk assessment is primarily concerned with life risk but where appropriate it may include reference to fire risks affecting business continuity, asset protection and building management systems Duty Holders are responsible for taking any action specified in the fire risk assessment to address the fire risk.
If a Duty Holder is unable to take the actions specified in the fire risk assessment, they are responsible for bringing this to the attention of an individual or committee who can act on the findings of the fire risk assessment in a timely manner. The Headteacher must be informed of this action.
OUTBREAK OF FIRE
General Instructions to be observed by staff
In the event of fire it is the first duty of all concerned to prevent injury or loss of life
On discovering a fire
(a) SOUND THE ALARM
(b) Office Manager/School Business Manager dial 999 for fire brigade – Office Manager/School Business Manager to confirm call placed
(c) Evacuate the building and go to Fire Assembly Point
(d) If you are not escorting children from the building; tackle the fire with the appropriate extinguisher without any personal risks
On hearing the alarm
(a) Office Manager/School Business Manager dial 999 for fire brigade – Office Manager/School Business Manager to confirm call placed. Leave building with registers
(b) If possible shut classroom windows
(c) Escort children from the building to fire assembly point following the fire exit signs to – xxxxxxxxxxxxx
(d) When the class is clear of the building, call the roll and notify the Headteacher at once of any missing pupils.
(e) Do not re-enter the building
Kelvin Grove Primary School
FIRE EMERGENCY PLAN
This Fire Emergency Plan has been designed specifically to match the needs of the building detailed above and the organisation of the site at the school. There are specific duties for various members of the organisation and these are explained clearly at different stages of the procedure. This document should be brought to the attention of all building occupants.
1. Staff / Occupants
On discovery of a fire in the premises:
- Immediately operate the nearest fire alarm call point in order to sound the alarm throughout the premises
- Office Manager/School Business Manager dial 999 for fire brigade – Office Manager/School Business Manager to confirm call placed
- Only attempt to extinguish the fire if you are trained and proficient in the use of fire extinguishers and if you do not place yourself or any other person in danger.
2. Staff / Occupants
On hearing the Fire Alarm:
a) Evacuate the premises in a calm and orderly manner using the nearest fire exit and proceed to the designated assembly point for your area.
b) Do not stop to collect your personal belongings.
c) Wait at the assembly point until you have been accounted for by your fire marshal.
d) Notify your fire marshal immediately of any persons you know who have not reached the assembly point and who may still be in the building.
e) Do not return to the building until you have been told to do so by your fire marshal, the Fire/Emergency Co-ordinator, or a fire brigade officer once the all clear has been given.
3. Specific Duties
(I) Fire Safety Co-ordinator
On hearing the fire alarm:
- Identify themselves to the Fire & Rescue Service and other personal in authority by wearing a Hi Vis tabard
- Proceed to the fire control point
- Check-in each Fire Marshal as they arrive and make a note of their responses
- Read the alarm panel and find out which address / zone is in alarm. In conjunction with a 2nd Fire Marshal or Security Officer move towards the area identified as in alarm if safe to do so.
- Continue to investigate towards the location of the address / zone in alarm. If at any time you see/smell smoke or flames stop, leave the building and request Fire Service attendance.
- Where you are satisfied the cause of activation is false. Return to the fire control point, ring the emergency services and notify them that the activation is false
- Silence the alarms and reset alarm control panel
- Notify the fire wardens that personnel may return to the premises.
In the event of a fire or the presence of the Fire & Rescue Service
- Remain at the fire control point until told to stand down by the senior officer from emergency services
- Provide any information to the senior officer from emergency services of the first fire appliance to arrive on site and inform them of any persons known or believed to be unaccounted for.
- Inform the senior officer from emergency services of the location of any staff, student or visitor who is waiting for evacuation in a refuge
- Provide information gathered during the evacuation to the Health and Safety Committee and complete fire incident report form Appendix F
- In the absence of the Fire & Rescue Service the building Fire safety co-ordinator or Security has absolute control over ALL personnel on site.
(II) Fire Marshals/Wardens
On discovering a fire
- Immediately operate the nearest fire alarm call point in order to sound the alarm throughout the premises.
- Office Manager/School Business Manager dial 999 for fire brigade – Office Manager/School Business Manager to confirm call placed. Leave building with registers
- Only consider trying to extinguish the fire, if it safe and if proper training has been given, e.g. knowledge of which extinguisher to use on each fire and how to handle the fire extinguisher.
- Evacuate everyone from the area, directing staff, students and visitors towards the nearest available fire exit
- Maintain a steady flow of people evacuating the building and prevent ‘bottlenecks’ building up by redirecting staff, students and visitors towards other available exits (so that they are not placed at risk),
- Direct staff, students and visitors away from potential sources of fire, where these are known,
- Ensure (so far as is reasonably practicable) that the floor is clear or is actively evacuating, and to identify if anyone is unable to self evacuate from the area.
- Leave the building themselves by the nearest available exit,
- Report to the Fire Safety Co-ordinator (who will be at the fire control point in the PEN) on the status of their area
- Remain with the Fire Safety Co-ordinator so that they can be re-deployed to aid in controlling other aspects of the evacuation or to be at the disposal of the senior officer of the emergency services on site
- Await Instructions from the Fire Safety Co-ordinator or Security prior to allowing personnel back into the building.
- If an individual is missing make a note of their name and the last place they were seen. Do not re-enter the building to find them. Report this to the Fire Safety Co-ordinator
- Always ensure that you are in communication with the personnel waiting at the Assembly Point and keep them updated with the situation.
- Office Manager
- Call fire emergency services (999)
- Take pupil registers and records of off site staff to fire co-ordinator
On hearing the fire alarm
- Follow procedure d-k above.
4 Evacuation for Disabled Persons
This evacuation strategy will be specific to the needs and abilities of the individual in question. It is essential that wherever possible Fire Safety coordinators are aware of staff, students or visitors to the building who have specific emergency evacuation needs.
5 Special/Specific Procedures
These procedures will be produced by the Health and Safety Committee.
WHAT ACTION SHOULD BE TAKEN ON HEARING THE FIRE ALARM?
- When the alarm is heard, the class or group teacher must immediately lead the children quietly and calmly along the designated route and out of the building to meet in the fire assembly points (FAP).
- Teaching assistants will follow the last child in each class/group to maintain swift and silent movement unless they have fire warden duties.
- In the event of a supply teacher in the class, the roles will be reversed – the TA will lead the class and the supply teacher follow the children.
- Each member of staff must be mindful of the number of children in his/her teaching group to ensure all children are accounted for. (Staff to use standard pro-forma for collating such information –see attached.)
- Any children sent from a link teacher, must be added to the class pro-forma and remain with that class during the emergency evacuation.
- Learning support assistants are responsible for their particular pupils.
- When encountering the stairs, staff must lead the pupils down both sides of the staircase then leave the building using each side of the doorways.
- On no account must anyone re-enter the building.
- It is the responsibility of designated Fire Wardens to ‘sweep’ the building for remaining children and members of staff and to close each classroom door.
- In the event of the FWs being unavailable due to absence, the presence of a supply teacher or by not being in the assigned part of the building at the time of the emergency, the back up fire wardens will carry out the sweep.
- All deputising must be finalised at briefing meetings at the beginning of each day.
PROCEDURES FOR EVACUATING THE PREMISES
- A copy of evacuation procedure is in each classroom.
- Classes in the Main School will assemble at either FAP X (front playground) or FAP Y (back playground)
- All year 5 and 6 children and any small groups working in the Paxton building will assemble in the Paxton Playground.
- Reception children located in the Reception huts will leave the building and assemble in the forest school area.
- Nursery children will leave the building by the nearest exit and assemble in the forest school area.
- Parents and children in the Children’s Centre will leave the building by the nearest fire exit and assemble across the road in the forest school area.
- The Personal Evacuation Plan for staff and children with disabilities must be followed
- The leading member of staff for each class/group will take a copy of the class/group register (updated at the beginning of each session and kept by the door) for roll call at Fire Assembly Points.
- Office staff will leave the premises by the front door (Exit A). Office staff are responsible for calling the fire brigade and taking registers to the leading member of staff for each class.
PROCEDURES FOR EVACUATING THE PREMISES AT LUNCHTIME
- In the event of a fire during the lunch period, school dinner children in the dining hall will either leave by Exit C to assemble at KS1 FAP Y or by Exit B and leave the building through the reception classrooms. The 2 midday-meals supervisors on duty in the dining hall will decide between them who will clear the hall and toilets and leave via Exit C and who will clear the hall and leave via Exit B, clearing the reception corridor, reception toilets and reception classrooms and leaving by the reception exits. A member of SMT will do a last ‘sweep’ of that area, leaving by the reception exits and meeting at the KS1 FAP. Staff in the reception playground will lead all the children to FAP Y in the KS1 playground as before.
- Packed lunch children in the main hall will leave by the KS2 Exit D with the person on first aid duty ‘sweeping’ the hall area.
- All staff will complete the staff list in the office to notify absence/presence on premises. Office staff will leave by front door with the staff list.
- Supply teachers will indicate absence by signing in and out of the visitors book.
- Children involved in lunchtime clubs will follow the teacher/TA leading the club and leave by the appropriate exit.
- The PO and deputies will sweep the premises according to timetabled duties. One will clear the music room, and proceed to clear the KS1 corridor, classrooms, group rooms and KS1 toilets before exiting by Exit E into the KS1 playground. One will sweep the reception classrooms and toilets and leave by the reception exits. Andy will either clear the corridors and assemble at the KS1 or KS2 FAP, depending upon the time of the evacuation (12.00 – 12.30 KS1, 12.30 – 1.00 KS2)
- A record of the children who are working with staff in classrooms from 12.00 – 12.20, as well as clubs will be kept by the senior meals supervisor and handed to the headteacher or a member of the SMT in the event of a fire.
- On no account must children be allowed in the classrooms without adult supervision.
- On no account must staff keep children back without notifying Joyce of names and numbers.
PROCEDURES FOR EVACUATING THE PREMISES BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL
- All after school club leaders must lead the children to the nearest fire assembly point
- Children in the late collection area should taken outside the front of the school
- There should be no other unattended children in the building
- Staff should leave the building by the nearest fire exit and assemble at the fire assembly point.
- Member or SLT or CX leader to sweep building
FIRE FIGHTING EQUIPMENT
- Fire Marshalls are trained annually on the use of fire fighting equipment which is located as per the fire risk assessment. The equipment is serviced annually.
PROCEDURES FOR FURTHER EVACUATION
- Should there be a need for further evacuation from the nursery – the nursery children should be led to the main school and taken to the main hall
- Should there be a need for further evacuation from the reception building – the reception children should be led to the main school and taken to the hall
- Should there be a need for further evacuation from the children’s centre – the children’s centre children and parents should be led to the main school and taken to the hall
- Should there be a need for further evacuation from the main school and Paxton the children should leave the school by the nearest fire exit gate and walk to Eliot Bank School.
- Fire Wardens should then sweep the playgrounds to ensure all children and staff have left.
5.2 Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP)
Personal emergency evacuation plans (PEEP) are stored in the classroom of the child and in the school business managers office.