Last reviewed on 26 November 2021
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Learn about your school's requirements for fire evacuation and see example fire emergency planning policies.

You must have a fire evacuation plan

You must appoint a 'responsible person' to be responsible for fire safety, including plans for an emergency and all fire risk assessments. The responsible person must: 

  • Carry out a fire risk assessment of the premises and review it regularly
  • Tell staff or their representatives about the risks identified
  • Put in place, and maintain, appropriate fire safety measures
  • Plan for an emergency
  • Provide staff information, fire safety instruction and training

These requirements are outlined in the government guidance on fire safety in the workplace

Your fire evacuation plan must show that you have:

Contact your local fire safety team to carry out an evaluation