This must include:
- how to raise the alarm;
- the action required by them upon discovering an outbreak of fire or hearing the fire alarm;
- the evacuation procedure, including any special considerations that will apply to disabled visitors or those with impaired hearing or sight;
- the arrangements for calling the fire brigade;
- the location of and, if appropriate, the safe use of firefighting equipment;
- the location of escape routes, particularly those not in regular use and the importance of always keeping all escape routes free from obstructions at all times;
- How to open all doors;
- the importance of keeping fire doors closed in order to prevent the spread of fire;
- the reason for not using lifts (other than those specifically provided or adapted for use by people with disabilities, in accordance with BS 5588-8:1999); and following a suitable risk assessment);
- the importance of general fire precautions and good housekeeping.
- Have your employees received any fire safety training?
- Have you carried out a fire drill recently?
- Are employees aware of specific tasks if there is a fire?
- Are you maintaining a record of training sessions?