Fire Procedures and Plans
- Both the upstairs and downstairs have access to a telephone.
- The setting is equipped with a whole house commercial grade fire alarm system
- There are fire sirens and call points located throughout the property.
- Fire extinguishers are located in the main play area and messy room. Additionally, there is a fire blanket in the kitchen
- The fire alarm is tested regularly and a log is kept
- If smoke/heat/carbon monoxide detector or a call point is activated the fire alarm will sound in all zones and we will evacuate the building.
- We have a fire escape plan in place and with the older children we practice regular fire drills.
- In the event of a fire we would assemble on the driveway of no 20 the house next door to ensure everyone is accounted for and then use the telephone there to ring the fire service.
- The fire alarm will not be silenced until the cause of the alarm is fully investigated and the building is confirmed as safe
- Parents or their emergency contacts would be called as soon as possible to arrange collection of the children if this is necessary.
If a fire occurs
- Activate the nearest fire alarm call point which will activate the fire alarm and strobes where fitted throughout the house
- First priority will be the safe evacuation of children.
- The escape route will be out of the front door if safe; alternatively, through the garage
- Once we have either escaped, if a telephone is available we will call the fire service.
- Once we have got out our external assembly point will be on the driveway of No 20.
- We will stay out until the building is confirmed as safe and the fire alarm is reset and 30 seconds elapses to ensure that the cause is clear and the alarm doesn’t re-activate.
Reducing the risk of fire
- A BS EN safety standard fire blanket will be kept in the kitchen.
- Only fitted radiators or air conditioning units / air source heat pumps will be used to heat the home.
- Matches will not be used for lighting the gas hob.
- There will be no deep fat frying.
- Lighting materials will be kept out of sight and out of reach of children.
- Upholstered furniture will comply with the Furniture and Furnishings Regulations 1988.
Reducing the impact of a fire
- A commercial grade fire alarm is installed at the premises, tested weekly and each habitable room has a smoke detector or heat detector. In addition, rooms fitted with gas appliances have a carbon monoxide detector.
- The escape route plan will be reviewed regularly to ensure it remains suitable.
- The fire blanket in the kitchen will be used if a small fire on the hob occurs and it is safe to put the fire out.
- We will regularly take a few minutes to walk the escape route with everyone in the household and explain to all the children what to do in the case of a fire.
- We will have periodic fire drills so the children and staff are accustomed to the sound of the fire alarm.
We will record in a Fire logbook, any problems encountered and how they were resolved.