At BJS Nursery and Primary School, the safety and well-being of our students, staff, and visitors are of utmost importance.
We have established a comprehensive Fire Policy to ensure the prevention of fire incidents, the safety of all individuals on our premises, and the effective response to any fire emergencies that may arise.
- Prevention and Preparedness: a. We are committed to maintaining a safe environment through regular inspections, risk assessments, and fire prevention measures. This includes proper storage and handling of flammable materials, regular maintenance of fire safety equipment, and adherence to relevant fire safety regulations and guidelines. b. We provide fire safety training to our staff members, ensuring they are knowledgeable about fire hazards, evacuation procedures, and the use of firefighting equipment.
- Fire Emergency Response: a. In the event of a fire emergency, our priority is to ensure the safe and orderly evacuation of all individuals from the affected areas. b. We have established clear evacuation procedures and designated assembly points to facilitate an organized and efficient evacuation process. c. Our staff members are trained to raise the alarm, alert others, and assist students, especially young children, during the evacuation. d. We regularly conduct fire drills to familiarize students and staff with evacuation procedures and to assess the effectiveness of our emergency response plan.
- Communication and Coordination: a. We maintain effective communication systems, such as fire alarms, intercoms, and other means of notifying all individuals on the premises during a fire emergency. b. We have established protocols for contacting emergency services, such as the fire department, and promptly reporting any fire incidents. c. We collaborate with local fire authorities and other relevant stakeholders to ensure compliance with fire safety regulations and to stay updated on best practices.
- Fire Safety Education: a. We prioritize fire safety education as part of our curriculum, providing students with age-appropriate information and guidance on fire prevention, safety practices, and emergency procedures. b. We encourage open communication with parents and guardians, providing them with information on fire safety measures and involving them in our efforts to enhance fire safety awareness among students.
- Continuous Improvement: a. We regularly review and update our Fire Policy to ensure its effectiveness and compliance with applicable regulations and best practices. b. We conduct periodic fire risk assessments, addressing identified risks and implementing necessary measures to minimize fire hazards.
- Staff Responsibilities: a. All staff members have a shared responsibility for fire safety and are expected to be vigilant, report any potential fire hazards, and follow established fire safety procedures. b. We provide regular training and updates to staff members to enhance their knowledge and awareness of fire safety practices.
We are committed to maintaining a safe and secure learning environment, and our Fire Policy reflects this commitment. By implementing preventive measures, fostering preparedness, and promoting fire safety education, we aim to ensure the well-being of our school community and the effective management of fire emergencies.
This Fire Policy Statement serves as a guideline for our actions and provides a framework for continuous improvement in fire safety measures.
Effective Date: [May 9, 2022]