Fire Precautions for Events

 

 For events involving more than 30 people in the village hall, one person must be  designated as ‘Fire Warden’

 

 The Fire Warden’s responsibilities include:

 Before the event

 Ensure that access to the fire doors is not blocked, inside or out.

 Ensure that the extinguishers are in the correct positions and you know how to  use them.

 Ensure that rooms not being used for the event are locked.

 Ensure that kitchen and bar staff know what to do in the event of an evacuation.

 Ensure that electrical equipment brought into the hall (e.g. stage lighting and  amplifiers) has a current PAT  test sticker and / or is plugged into a RCD device.

 

 During the event

Remain on the premises at all times

Remain alert for hazards

 Enforce the ‘No Smoking’ policy

 

 After the event

Check all electric appliances are switched off or unplugged

Check all rubbish is bagged and binned

 

 

In the event of a fire, don’t put yourself at risk

Sound the fire alarm

 Ensure everyone leaves the building in an orderly manner and assembles on the  village green

 CALL THE FIRE BRIGADE - there is a public phone box on the village green

 Ensure no-one re-enters the building

 Liaise with the Fire Brigade when they arrive