Fire Safety Policy
Trinity School will ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that the risk from fire will be managed in compliance with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, and other appropriate regulations.
Management of fire risks will be undertaken in such as way as to prevent injury or ill-health to pupils, staff, visitors, contractors and others who may be affected by the activities of the School.
- To ensure compliance with all relevant legislation.
- To ensure effective liaison with the local fire authority where appropriate.
- To undertake suitable and sufficient fire risk assessments of all parts of the premises and activities within premises.
- To identify and implement reasonably practicable control measures to control risks from fire.
- To conduct regular fire evacuation drills and testing of emergency equipment.
- To conduct regular fire safety inspections.
- The School Governors with the guidance of the Health and Safety Officer of The Whitgift Foundation will ensure that the appropriate policies, procedures and audit protocols are in place and reviewed from time to time.
- The Estates Manager will ensure that these policies and procedures are implemented and adhered to on a sustainable basis.
- Heads of Department or other Line Managers will ensure that these policies and procedures are implemented and adhered to on a sustainable basis in their area of operational responsibility.
- The Estates Manager will ensure that an appropriate system for carrying out fire risk assessments is in place.
- The Estates Manager together with the School Fire Officer will ensure that suitable and sufficient fire risk assessments are carried out on all premises and activities within the premises.
- Heads of Department or other Line Managers will ensure that action plans, fire precautions and evacuation procedures, resulting from fire risk assessments, are implemented and control measures for controlling the risk from fire are maintained in their area of operational responsibility.
- Heads of Department or other Line Managers will ensure that regular inspections are carried out on control measures to ensure their continued effectiveness.
- The Estates Manager will ensure that audits are carried out periodically to ensure the effectiveness of control measures.
- Staff, pupils, contractors etc are expected to act responsibly and not recklessly interfere with or misuse anything provided for the purposes of fire safety (eg. not to move fire extinguishers or use them as door stops or cover over call points with artwork/notices etc). Failure to co-operate with the school in matters regarding fire safety may result in disciplinary procedures.
- Staff must report any damage to fire safety equipment and fire hazards to The Estates Manager or School Fire Officer
- Staff, students, visitors, contractors and others will ensure they participate as requested in the fire risk assessment process and will ensure they comply with the arrangements made to control risks from fire hazards.
Updated: September 2010