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