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7.2 Describe emergency procedures to be followed in the event of a fire in the work setting

Qualification: Level 2 Diploma in Care
Unit name: Health, Safety and Wellbeing in Care Settings
Learning outcome: 7. Understand how to promote fire safety in the work setting
Assessment criteria: 7.2 Describe emergency procedures to be followed in the event of a fire in the work setting

 

Each organisation’s emergency procedures in the event of a fire will be different, so it is important that you read and understand those of your own employer.

Typical emergency procedures include:

  • Raising the alarm
  • Calling 999 emergency services
  • Evacuating the building – there may be unique fire risk assessments and evacuation procedures for each individual you support
  • Following fire escape routes and leaving the building via fire exits
  • Making your way to the fire assembly point
  • Not re-entering the building for any reason

If you have had specialist training and it is safe to do so, you may fight the fire using equipment provided, such as a fire extinguisher