What should be covered in your emergency plan?
A simple emergency plan must show that you have:
- A suitable fire detection system.
- A process for identifying false alarms.
- A clear understanding of who calls 999.
- A clear passageway to all escape routes.
- Suitable routes and exits for people to escape.
- Clearly marked escape routes – these should be as short and direct as possible.
- Emergency doors that open easily – and emergency lighting if it is needed.
- Providing training so your employees know how to use the escape routes.
- Set out a safe meeting point for staff – Assembly Point.
- Considered the needs of anyone who might not be able to escape quickly if there’s a fire. For example, wheelchair users or people with visual impairments.