You must provide an emergency plan. This will be specific to the premises and will detail the pre-planned procedures in place for use in the event of a fire.
The emergency plan must be recorded where:
- A licence under an enactment is in force.
- An Alterations Notice under the Fire Safety Order requires it.
- You are an employer and have five or more employees.
This must (where appropriate) include the following features:
- Action on discovering a fire.
- Warning if there is a fire.
- Calling the fire brigade.
- Evacuation of the premises including those particularly at risk.
- Power/process isolation.
- Places of assembly and roll call.
- Liaison with emergency services.
- Identification of key escape routes.
- The firefighting equipment provided.
- Specific responsibilities in the event of a fire.
- Training required.
- Provision of information to relevant persons.
Remember to test your emergency plan by practising it and if necessary discuss it with your local emergency services.