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Fire Precautions, Health and Safety
On every occasion that the Secure Unit is activated each member of staff and any young people accommodated will be given an induction into procedures to follow in the event of fire.
The procedure is;
- Verbal instruction referring to the prominently displayed signs labelled FIRE INSTRUCTIONS.
- A tour of the unit identifying where the fire exits are.
- A tour of the unit identifying where the break glass alarms are.
- A tour of the unit identifying where the fire extinguishers are and for what purpose they are designed.
- An instruction into how to open the evacuation windows of the young people's rooms.
- The assembly point will be pointed out.
- The Secure Unit manager will be responsible for ensuring the induction occurs, but may delegate the task to the named fire marshal, who carries responsibility for the Secure Unit.The safety equipment supplied to the unit was fitted by and is maintained by Securicor Security Services, Barras Commercial Centre, Barras Lane, Vale telephone 253333.A FIRE PRECAUTIONS LOG BOOK remains in the Secure Unit at all times and this meets with the recommendations and standards set out by the local Fire Committee and to the Code of Practice B.S. 5839; Part 1; 1998A record of the testing and maintenance of the fire protection equipment, staff training, and fire drills is kept in the Log book and is readily available for inspection. The Log book is divided into 4 sections;
- Fire alarm testing and maintenance
- Emergency lighting testing and maintenance
- Fire fighting equipment testing and maintenance
- Fire instruction and drills.
- The Secure Unit manager and fire marshall audit the log entries.
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