P_HS_16 Fire Safety Policy

This policy has been developed in accordance with the general requirements of ‘The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 Fire’.

Fire is a potential hazard in all hospitals and healthcare premises. The consequences of a fire in any LCHS properties or other premises the LCHS occupies, could be potentially serious since many of the patients and clients are dependent on staff.

All employees within the trust have an obligation to observe fire precautions at all times. It is imperative they understand what to do in the event of fire, to ensure the safety of patients, colleagues, visitors and themselves following local evacuation procedures. 

Effective employee training is vitally important, and trust policy is to ensure that every person working within the organisation receives regular instruction in fire precautions as well as, being trained to understand the effects of fire, the fire hazards involved in the working environment, and the action to be taken if fire breaks out

Current legislation requires a managed risk approach to fire safety.  Fundamental to a managed risk approach are robust and verifiable processes, which include but are not limited to;

  •  Fire risk assessment
  •  Fire engineering solutions
  •  Fire safety procedures
  •  Education and training
  •  Continual monitoring

The trust will monitor relevant legislation, guidance and industry standards and maintain this policy and all associated procedures under review, to ensure that they reflect current legal requirements and appropriate best practice.


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