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Fire Safety
The responsibility for Fire Safety lies with the Headteacher (who is the designated Fire Marshall – Deputy Fire Marshall is the Deputy Headteacher).
The Headteacher should be aware of fire safety measures in the workplace at Trinity School.
• Be aware of and carry out termly Fire Risk Assessment procedures, especially of the dangers of fire and smoke
• Draw up and review emergency procedures
• Liaise with the Fire Service as necessary
• Ensure staff are aware of Fire Safety Procedures
This policy document outlines the procedures at Trinity School for:
• Fire tests and checks
• Staff and pupil training
• A copy should be kept in the Policies Folder located in the office. Its contents should be drawn to the attention of new members of staff.
Responsibilities:
• Supervisor of evacuation, evaluation of procedures: Headteacher
• Roll call: Teachers
• Registers: Office member of staff brings out registers for Tutors to take
• Visitors/Support Staff/Pupils signing in/out: Other Office member of staff takes out visitors book / signing in/out Staff Support folder and Pupil signing in/out sheets
Fire tests and checks
Regularly:
• Exits and routes to remain unobstructed (on arrival).
• Exit doors unlocked (on arrival).
• Electrical equipment not in use either disconnected or switched off (on leaving).
• Exit and windows adequately secured (on leaving).
• All fire doors closed (on leaving).
• Main fire panel is working.
Weekly:
• Test fire alarm systems (record in office log)– two bell sounds each time: Office
• Check extinguishers and Fire Blankets are in place as per the building plan:  Office
• Check exits and fire doors during Fire alarm test: Office
Termly:
• Fire drill (Headteacher & Office to arrange) – on occasions this will include a lunchtime evacuation and the blocking of an exit and removal of a child to check that procedures work effectively.
• Since the Green Room is a “stand alone building (separate from the main building) then during the Fire Drill it is the Fire warden’s responsibility to alert the users of the Green room that a drill is being done – this is the case in the event of an actual fire.
• Fire Risk Assessment – this will be done by the Head and will include a written summary to Staff and Governing Body
Annually:
• Test fire alarm system – Boss Alarms.
• Annual inspection of fire extinguishers – Chubb.
Attached to this policy is a plan of the school showing where the fire extinguishers and alarms are located.
Means of escape
• The nearest available exit (see plan).
Primary School Fire Evacuation Routine
Assembly Points: Lower Playground
• Each class exits through nearest available exit, shutting all doors on the way.
• Children must stand in their registration group with their Teacher.
• The Office staff will take out the Registers for the Teachers to checks all children are present and await further instruction.
Secondary School Fire Evacuation Routine
Assembly Points: Upper Playground
• Each class exits through nearest available exit, shutting all doors on the way.
• Pupils must stand in their registration group with their Tutor.
• Where children have been in sets or working in other groups, they should return to their registration group for roll call.
• The Office staff will take out the Registers for the Tutors to checks all children are present and await further instruction.
Reporting
• Registers will be taken out on to the playground by a member of office staff and distributed to Year Tutors. The Office staff will also take the Visitors’ book, Staff Signing In/Out and the Pupil signing in/out sheets so staff, visitors and all pupils are accounted for.
• Once the registers have been checked the Office staff member should be informed that all those registered are present and be handed them back.
• If any pupil or staff member or visitor is not present or accounted for then the Headteacher or SMT should be informed.
• Visitors/Staff will be accounted for by a member of office staff through checking the signing in books.
Pupils with a disability
Class teachers (Primary School) and Subject teachers (Secondary School) must take responsibility to ensure that any pupils with a disability (or any specific needs, including those with ASC) are safely evacuated. They do this in a number of ways which include being aware of each pupil’s needs and any subsequent special evacuation arrangements that may need to be carried out
Review of policy – to be conducted annually in consultation with the staff and Governing body.
Revision Date Spring 2018