Fire safety management plan for UNI GYMIntroductionThe purpose of this fire safety management plan is to provide the fire safety information of the sports building and to be utilized as a guide for devising emergency procedures to ensure smooth progress of safe, organized and timely evacuation when need be. Whereas fire is the main reason for the execution of an evacuation plan, other events such as extremely bad weather conditions or bomb scare might require evacuation from the building. It is important that everyone using the sports building is aware of the emergency evacuation procedures (Smith, 2010).
Fire policy statementThe safety management plan has been written reflect the requirements of RR (FS) O 2005, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service and Building Fire safety Regulation (CIBSE). Fire Safety Management StructureGeneral responsibility for fire safety: Planning: Structure of organizationOrganization: Setting objectives, policy and procedures Control: Identify person responsible to specific duties Monitoring: Checks and the implementation of standardsReview: Reviews of fire safety performance standards Chief Campus WardenThe person with responsibility for fire safety risk assessment: Carrying out fire safety risk assessmentReview of fire safety risk assessmentsFire Safety ManagerMaintenance programFire detection and warning systemEmergency lightingEscape routesFire safety signs and noticesFire resisting walls, partitions and doorsFire fighting facilitiesDevelopment and reviewing of the building Fire Safety Management Plan Chief Campus WardenStaff training: Fire Safety Manager Fire alarm and detectionFire alarmThe building is outfitted with an automatic fire detection and alarm system which is directly linked to Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service.
Smoke and heat detectors are tactically situated all over the building. In addition, manual call positions are positioned all over the building. These fire system elements should stay unhindered always.
The fire alarm activation will: Sound the fire alarm in the whole buildingSignal the fire serviceShutdown the air conditioning systemClose fire doorsActivate smoke exhaust system (Smith, 2010). Firefighting equipmentPortable fire extinguishers are situated within positions that can be identified easily, all over the building. It is important for everyone using the building to know where the portable fire extinguishers are located and their suitability for utilization on different kinds of fire, for example electrical, combustible liquids or ordinary ignitions. Portable fire extinguishers are only appropriate to use on fires that are small or just began (Smith, 2010).
Fire extinguishersPrior to using a fire extinguisher, one should be aware of: The form of fuel burningThe appropriate fire extinguisher for that form of fireHow a fire extinguisher is operatedFire extinguishers are classified into four groupsForm Group Use on these fire formsWater Class A (flammable solids)Wood, fabric, plastics, paper Foam Class B (combustible liquids)Petrol, oil, paintCO2Class C (combustible gases)Butane, Methane, Propane electrical apparatus Dry chemical Class D (flammable metals)Magnesium, Aluminum Dry chemical Class E (flammable solids, combustible liquids, electrically energized) Class A, B and C firesThe guidelines for operation of the fire extinguishers and their selected use criteria are shown on every extinguisher (Smith, 2010).
Emergency responseFor there to be an organized and safe evacuation, the building should have emergency response procedures. The building emergency response procedures are supposed to be written in union with Emergency Planning Committee as well as people designated for ensuring fire safety in the building and the following will be considered: Actions to be carried out during various events: First aid, fire, violent people, hazardous materials etc. Evacuation routes and assembly points indicated on floor plansConsidering disabled peopleEmergency resources and existing apparatus Lift proceduresReporting and communication processesAdditional definite considerations, for example money being secured before evacuation by the cashier or hazardous materials in the building (Great Britain: Department for Communities and Local Government, 2006). Evacuation coordinationThe certified personnel involved with fire and safety activities in the building involve an evacuation coordinator who is assisted by other evacuation officers allotted for every floor.
The building evacuation coordinator and assistants are chosen after being recommended by supervisors and heads occupying the diverse buildings and sections.
The evacuation coordinator plays the role of coordinating building evacuations (Great Britain: Department for Communities and Local Government, 2006).