FIRE ALERT AND EVACUATION

PROCESS TO BE FOLLOWED BY ALL CHURCHWARDENS, PCC MEMBERS AND SIDES PEOPLE

AT ALL RELIGIOUS AND SOCIAL PUBLIC EVENTS


 

CHECKS TO BE MADE BEFORE ANY EVENT

  1. Remove any obstruction in both fire exits
  2. Ensure that all exit doors open freely
  3. Check that all fire extinguishers are in position
  4. If candles are to be used, ensure that established process is to be followed
  5. Tour of premises to ensure there are no fire risks

 

 

ACTION IN THE EVENT OF FIRE

  1. Assess the severity of the fire
  2. Attempt to extinguish using fire-fighting equipment
  3. Alert the person conducting the service or event to make appropriate announcement – either confirmation that the situation is under control or to evacuate the building
  4. One person should call the fire brigade, while others carry out the following :-

  • Assist the evacuation of the building, in particular, the disabled, elderly and very young.
  • Direct people to the assembly point at the church car park
  • As far as safety will allow, ensure that everyone has left the building
  • Check with everyone at the assembly points that they know that the people they came with or sat next to are out of the building

 

Produced 25th April 2014

Revised 23rd June 2015

Reformatted for web 04/07/2018