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Fire Safety Policy

The Man In The Moon understands the importance of fire safety. To this end:

  • Crew members are aware of the location of all fire exits, the fire assembly point and where fire safety​ equipment is stored.

  • Children are introduced to the fire safety procedures during their settling in period and through regular fire drills.

  • We talk to the children regularly about what we would do if the fire alarm went off.

  • Fire drills are conducted at least once a term or whenever new staff or children join.

  • All children are shown the location of fire exits and the fire assembly point.

  • Fire doors and fire exits are clearly marked, are not obstructed at any time and are easily opened from the inside.

  • Fire doors are kept closed at all times but never locked.​

  • All fire drills are recorded.

  • Each venue has notices explaining the fire procedures which are positioned next to every fire exit.


Fire prevention

We will take all steps possible to prevent fires from occurring by:

  • Ensuring that power points are not overloaded with adaptors.

  • Ensuring that our No Smoking policy is always observed.

  • Checking for frayed or trailing wires.

  • Checking that fuses are replaced safely.

  • Unplugging all equipment before leaving the premises.

  • Storing any potentially flammable materials safely.

In the event of a fire

  • A crew member will raise the alarm and call the emergency services.

  • The children will immediately be escorted out of the building to the assembly point using the​ nearest marked exit.

  • No attempt will be made to collect personal belongings or to re-enter the building after evacuation.

  • The premises will be checked by the crew member and the register will be collected, providing that it is safe to do so.

  • The crew member will close all doors and windows to prevent the spread of fire when they leave the building if it is safe to do so.

  • The register will be taken and all children and adults accounted for.

  • If anyone is missing from the register, the emergency services will be informed.

  • If the register is not available, the crew will use the emergency contacts list (which is kept off the premises) to contact parents or carers.


Responsibilities of the Fire Safety Officer

Our Designated Fire Safety Officers are Paul Branch and Sheila Laughton. The Fire Safety Officer is responsible for carrying out the fire safety risk assessment and for ensuring that all crew members are made aware of fire safety procedures during their induction period.

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires that a fire safety risk assessment is undertaken in the workplace based on the Fire safety risk assessment: small and medium places of assembly.

The risk assessment should cover:

  • Identifying the fire hazards.

  • Identifying the people at risk.

  • Evaluating, reducing, removing and protecting from risk.

  • Recording, planning, informing, planning and training.​

  • Reviewing the fire safety risk assessment on a regular basis.

The above paragraph is done by the individual premises as they are responsible for the buildings we work in. We are asked to read all health and safety and fire documents that the venues provide.

​Reviewed: 10 May 2022

Review Period: 24 months​

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