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


Ensure no-one re-enters the building

Liaise with the Fire Brigade when they arrive.