Fire Policy

I have carried out a risk assessment of my setting and being mindful of points below, believe I have an adequate escape from any room in the bungalow.  External exit doors are the primary route of escape, with clear routes of escape maintained free of clutter and toys.  An exit via a ground floor window is available to three sides of the property.  Window keys are held at each window, in a high position so they cannot be removed by children.   There are 4 smoke detectors in the bungalow and a fire blanket and extinguisher in the kitchen.

Points:

  • Smoke detector batteries are checked once a week (and as part of a fire drill with the children) by activating the test button.

  • A no smoking policy is in place.

  • Sources of ignition such as matches are stored out of reach.

  • No scented candles are used during setting hours.

  • Cooking is kept to a minimum during setting hours, using a ‘common sense’ approach to potential sources of ignition such as the cooker and the toaster.

  • The cooker is turned off at the cooker point during setting hours.

  • All sockets have safety covers fitted.

  • Sockets are never overloaded.  A suitable multi adaptor is used.

  • Vigilance is maintained at all times.

The children and I practice fire drills at least once a term.  If it is necessary to evacuate the setting this procedure would be followed.  In the event of the smoke detector sounding I first check if there is any smoke.  If there isn’t I go to the alarm checking for smoke on the way.  If there doesn’t appear to be any smoke, I check doors for heat before opening.  I crack doors open and check.  If nothing I check the alarm.  If there is smoke I start the evacuation procedure.  All children are collected together.  I collect the emergency plan and mobile phone.  We exit as a group to the front assembly point at the boundary wall to the setting.

I have completed training in Fire Safety.

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