Fire evacuation drills are required in any premises where an evacuation procedure is in place. The relevant British Standard advocates at least once, but preferably twice, in any 12 month period.
The evacuation drill tries to present a simulation of a fire situation. Usually the fire alarm is activated and building occupants are required to implement their emergency procedures. The evacuation is observed by a drill co-ordinator who will evaluate and report on proceedings. Any issues will be highlighted and recommendations made regarding appropriate improvements. The drill is recorded in the logbook.
The evacuation drill helps to test the effectiveness of the emergency plan and consolidate staff training. It is required by law and there are penalties for non-compliance.
Fire Evacuation Drills from Metro Safety
Every year Metro Safety conduct over 4,000 fire evacuation drills across the UK. We support both tenants and building managers in helping practice a smooth, well-organised evacuation which tests the emergency plan and makes sure building occupants are prepared in a fire emergency.
The Drills department are always willing to go above and beyond to help my tenants.
We understand that fire drills can be disruptive with the potential to inconvenience some tenants, which is why we schedule with their needs in mind. The time-consuming task of notifying key personnel is no longer an issue, as our dedicated team inform them for you.
Post Drill Evaluation and Debrief
Our expert drill co-ordinators will initiate and observe the evacuation, identifying both strengths and areas for improvement. Afterwards, fire wardens are debriefed on all aspects of the drill as well as general fire safety to enhance awareness and improve future evacuations.
We’re committed to helping ensure your properties and people are safe. With this in mind, we make every effort to carry out a visual check of the main means of escape prior to your drill to help ensure that they're clear from obstruction.
All of our findings are detailed in a straightforward report so you can monitor the effectiveness of your fire safety measures.
We are on hand to answer any questions you may have about our Fire Evacuation Drills service. Please contact our Customer Service Team on 0845 058 9999 for free advice and a quotation.