London Fire Brigade

Emergency plan

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.