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Fire Warden & Marshal Training Provided by the University Safety Office

Fire Warden & Fire Marshal Training

Training Programme

· Safety Brief. · Video ­ The Role of The Fire Warden. · Presentation. · Practical Demonstration.

Steve Hitchcock University Fire Officer

· Video ­ Hotel Fire Drill.

Objectives

Know the responsibilities of a Fire Warden. Recognize active fire protection measures of a building and the method of fault reporting. Know the responsibilities of a Fire Marshal. Understand ­ Means of Escape. Know the general fire precautions to be taken while at work. Know what actions to take in the event of a fire. Know the Wardens/Marshals role on hearing the alarm. Conduct a Fire Drill Select and operate the appropriate fire extinguishers. Walk the building.

Fire Warden's Responsibilities?

· Reacting to a fire!

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Assists in looking after day to day fire safety issues

Fire Protection Measures

Fire Protection Measures

· Fire Doors · Fire Extinguishers · Emergency Lighting · Fire Alarms

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Reporting Fire Related Defects

· As Soon As Possible! · Main reception/office. · Safety Officer, Fire Officer, Fire Marshal. · Estates ­ via USO Web Site. · University Fire Officer.

Fire Marshal's Responsibilities Any Questions

Maintains the day to day fire issues Takes overall charge during a fire situation to ensure: · Everyone is accounted for · Finding out what has occurred · Ensuring the Emergency Services are called · Directing Fire Wardens to assist in the situation · Liaising with the Emergency Services on their arrival · Contingency Planning · Ensuring building is safe before re-entering

Means of Escape (MoE)

Means of Escape (MoE)

· Fire Doors · Corridors/Stairways · Final Exits · Exit Devices ­ Know how they work!

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General Fire Precautions

· Hazardous Materials · Good Housekeeping · Storage · Use of electrical appliances · Portable Appliances Testing (PAT)

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Action in the event of a fire

Action in the event of a fire

Action in the event of a fire

· Shout for assistance ­ FIRE! · Operate the nearest fire alarm. · Call the Fire Service. · Attempt to fight the fire (if safe to do so). · Evacuate the building and report to your Fire Assembly Point. · DO NOT use lifts.

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Do YOU know the locations of:

· Your nearest fire alarm? · Nearest telephone? · Fire fighting equipment? · Alternative routes out of the building? · Your Fire Assembly Point?

Summoning the Fire Brigade.

· 6666 · 9-999 & 9-112 · Record your telephone number. · The name of the building: Armstrong Bldg @ Ncl University. · Brief circumstances: Automatic Fire Alarm, Fire in Canteen, Fire in Chemistry Lab ­ 3rd floor. · Any casualties ­ if known.

Fire Wardens Role During Fire Evacuations

· · · · · React immediately and be be authoritative! Sweep the building working to a place of relative safety Check everywhere - including toilets Close doors and windows if time permits Direct or escort personnel out the building via the nearest available exit. · Assist people with disabilities ­ EVAC Chairs. · Stop people using lifts · Proceed to the Fire Assembly Point & report to the Fire Marshal.

Fire Wardens Role During Fire Evacuations

· Assist the Fire Marshal by: · Stopping persons re-entering the building/Secure door on exiting · Moving people away from the building · Directing Emergency Services to the incident · Assisting with contingency plans · Report shortcomings in system ­ defects, training needs etc.

Fire Drills Any Questions

· Drills are necessary to ensure people know what to do. · They are a legal requirement! · Carried out with the maximum occupancy. · At least one, preferably twice a year. · Record all the training carried out.

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Fire Drills ­ Setting up a Practice Drill

Select the date of the fire drill ­ and stick with it! Remember ­ specialist equipment may need to be isolated. Remember to inform: Fire Wardens/Marshals University Security University Safety Office Disabled staff

Fire Drills ­ During and After a Drill

Run the drill ­ use a fire call point if you can Record the time to clear the building Once the drill is over ­ Silence and Reset the alarm Inform Security Report to the Safety Office (using the web form) Identify any further action needed locally. This may include repeat training and repeat drill if problems were identified.

Fire Drills ­ Evacuating People

· Some people are reluctant to leave ­ Don't worry unduly Tell them why they should leave Record who and where they are · Some people need assistance to leave ­ Get them to a refuge Record who and where they are Get out and Get help

Fire Drills ­ Evacuating People

· Mobility impaired persons may need to use Evac Chairs · It is recommended all Fire Wardens know how to use Evac Chairs · Training is available from the University Safety Office · Evacuation ­ University responsibility, not the Fire Brigade!

Fire Drills ­ Evacuating People

· Evac Chairs are found on the walls and normally covered in Blue or Yellow covers (depending on age).

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Fires in Non-Domestic Premises

Fires in Accommodation

Misc 9% Electrical 18%

Unknown 3% Arson 44%

Electrical 16%

Misc 12%

Unknown 2%

Arson 16% Smokers 8%

Hot Work 3% Heating 4% Cooking 12% Smokers 7%

Hot Work 4% Heating 1% Cooking 41%

Fires in Restaurants & Kitchens

Fires in Educational Establishments

Misc 17%

Unknown 2%

Misc 10%

Arson 30%

Unknown 1%

Hot Work 1%

Electrical 16%

Electrical 25% Hot Work 1% Heating 1% Cooking 17%

Smokers 7%

Heating 2% Cooking 5% Smokers 4%

Arson 61%

Causes of Large Fires Any Questions

Unknown 7% Arson 46%

Misc 19%

Electrical 21% Hot Work 2%

Smokers 5%

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Triangle of Fire

Triangle of Fire

HEAT

Triangle of Fire

Triangle of Fire

HEAT HEAT

OXYGEN

OXYGEN FUEL

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