To prevent a fire in the social care setting

To prevent a fire in the social care setting,

Staff and service users should only smoke in designated areas outside and away from the building.
Check that all appliances are turned off after use.

Ensure that plug sockets are never overloaded and switched off after use.
make sure that you know the designated assembly point in the event of a fire.
All fire doors should be kept closed.
Fire exits should be clearly marked and kept clear of clutter.
In the event of a fire alarm should be sounded, Call out to others to alert them and leave the building immediately. Everyone should assemble at allocated point in order to ensure that everyone is accounted for once out of the building 999 should be called.

GAS LEAK
To prevent a gas leak all appliances should beGAS LEAK
To prevent a gas leak all appliances should be checked to ensure that they are turned off properly.

In the event of a gas leak, no electrical switches should be touched or used. Staff should leave the building and go to designated assembly point. Call 999. This should be reported and recorded.

FLOOD
To prevent a flood, Ensure that taps are turned after running a bath or using the sink. Get to know before hand where the stop cock is situated.

In the event of a flood
Locate and turn of the water supply at the mains.
Inform the health and safety officer and record the incident.
If necessary leave the building and go to assembly point.

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