Forming a vital part of any commercial building’s fire safety measures, fire drills must be carried out on a regular basis in order to identify potential faults and issues with existing evacuation plans.
With a lot of different elements to remember, sometimes it can be useful to have a guide to hand to help your drills to run smoothly and effectively.
- The fire alarm was clearly heard in all areas.
- The public address system was clearly heard in all areas.
- Fire Department was notified.
- Security was notified.
Containment Of Fire
- All doors were closed but not locked.
- A fire extinguisher was taken to the location of the fire.
- Team members reported to respective stations.
- Team members carried out all assigned duties.
- Elevators were brought to main floor and held.
- Corridors and exits were found clear of obstructions.
- The evacuation proceeded in a smooth and orderly manner.
- Visitors to the building took part in the drill.
- A status report was given after relocation.
- Electrical appliance was turned off.
- Lights were left on.
- Ventilating system was shut down.
Records And Valuables
- Important documents/cash, etc
Developed to aid evacuation and significantly reduce the risk of injury or harm in a fire, they involve replicating a real emergency procedure and emulating the processes which would be undertaken should a fire occur. They usually include setting off fire alarms and involve your employees, and any customers, guests or visitors within your premises, evacuating the building.