If you discover a fire:
• Alert anyone nearby.
• Use the nearest Break Glass Point to sound the alarm.
On hearing the alarm:
• Quickly and calmly leave the premises by the nearest safe exit.
• Go to the assembly point on the recreation ground beside the access road.
• Summon the Fire Service by telephoning 999.
• Inform the Maintenance Manager or another Key Holder if possible (details at entrance door).
• Stay out of the premises until told it is safe to return by the Fire Officer or VH representative.
Everyone on the premises MUST:
• Note the location of fire exits and break glass points.
• Keep fire exits and routes to them clear.
• Keep fire doors closed.
• Avoid use of inflammable materials.
• Avoid accumulating combustible material.
• Switch off and unplug electrical appliances after use (other than fridges and freezers).
• Leave fire doors propped open.
• Use unprotected naked flames.
• Leave the cooker hob on and unattended.
The alarm may be triggered by smoke effects, or smoke from cooking.
Only if you are certain this is the reason:
• Check the alarm panel in the lobby for the location of the sensor activated.
• If in any doubt, follow fire procedure as above.
• Only if location shown confirms a false alarm, press ‘silence sounders’ on the panel.
• Inform the Maintenance Manager (details also at entrance door).
• The entire building is fitted with smoke & heat detectors and an alarm system, divided into three zones - school, village hall, pavilion. The alarm will sound over the whole building when activated in any zone. (The school has a callout system; the Fire Service is automatically called when two sensors within the school are activated.)
• The sounders are tested weekly by the Maintenance Manager and the system is maintained under a contract with an appropriate firm.
• There is emergency lighting in each room/area and on the outside of the building.
• Fire extinguishers are located beside fire exits and fire blankets are located in each kitchen. Only personnel with appropriate training should use these.
• The Management Committee commissions a fire risk assessment at least every two years and acts on recommendations for fire safety.
• Details of tests, inspections, action plans and maintenance are kept in the Health and Safety folder in the Village Hall kitchen tall cupboard.