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Fire Safety

Fire Safety

It is the responsibility of all employees to manage their activities in a way which minimises the risk of creating a fire or allowing it to spread. Flammable substances must be stored correctly, naked flames should only be used when absolutely necessary and following risk assessment and fire doors must kept shut at all times. In addition corridors and walkways should be free from clutter or flammable material to allow swift and safe egress in the event of a fire.

The contact person in the department should ensure visitors and contractors are aware of the fire evacuation procedure. They should also be made aware that in the event of an evacuation of the building, once they are outside the building they must report to the Receptionist or a Fire Warden. If work is likely to cause fumes or dust then the Fire Manager must be informed so detectors can be disabled to prevent accidental alarm activation.

The department has a specific policy relating to visitors with disabilities to enable them to visit the department safely. If in doubt contact the Disability Liaison Officer (Department Administrator).