Emergency procedures

In the event of a fire the following actions are to be taken:

If you discover a fire

  1. Activate the nearest fire alarm break glass unit immediately
  2. Evacuate the building via the nearest available escape route
  3. Do not use the lifts
  4. Do not return to your place of work
  5. Proceed to the Assembly Point as instructed by your Fire Warden
  6. Only tackle the fire if essential in order to provide a clear means of escape do not put yourself at risk of harm

If the fire alarm is activated

The Building is fitted with a voice announcing fire alarm system which may progress to a phased evacuation.

Upon activation of a single sensor/Break Glass unit, the alarm system will notify occupiers that a fire has been detected.

Should the fire progress any further and detectors are activated, the alarm system will introduce a phased evacuation with voice announcements requesting the evacuation of:

  • The level where the fire has been detected
  • The 2 levels above where the fire has been detected
  • The evacuation will move upwards until the top floor has evacuated when the evacuation will be initiated on the floors below

If you hear the fire alarm

  • Follow the instructions of the voice announcements
  • If requested to vacate the building, evacuate the building via the nearest available escape route
  • Do not use the lifts
  • Do not return to your place of work
  • Proceed to the Assembly Point as instructed by your Fire Warden

Procedure for the safe evacuation of disabled employees and visitors.

It is the responsibility of each employer to assess the level of disability of all members of the workforce. This cannot be intrusive and relies on an employee volunteering the fact that they are disabled and may need assistance to evacuate. For some employees the disability may be obvious.

The employer must decide upon the assistance that the disabled person needs to evacuate. In many cases it may be as easy as appointing a helper to give a helping hand along the way but for others a more detailed procedure may be necessary.

The assessment of disabled persons is a constant task. A person who is fit one day may be unfit due to injury or ailment on another day. Arthritis is typical and causing debility from day to day. A heavily expectant woman has special needs, as does a deaf visitor to the workplace.

The procedure decided upon for disabled evacuation is to be communicated to Management Team in writing. The proposed Refuge to where the disabled person will be taken in the event of an alarm operation is to be included in the communication.

For a severely disabled person assistants should be appointed to assist the disabled person to evacuate the building safely.

There is no recognised Safe Haven Policy at 99 Bishopsgate and those persons who require assistance to leave the building should not be left unattended at any time. In those circumstances means of escape for disabled people is to be followed.

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