Fire safety: emergency evacuation procedures
Learn about your school's requirements for fire evacuation and see example fire emergency planning policies.
- Fire safety during coronavirus
- You must have a fire evacuation plan
- Your plans should include special arrangements for people with mobility needs
- Check evacuees against your school register and sign-in sheet
- Don't put lives at risk to search for missing children
- Make sure you have an exam centre evacuation plan
- See example fire evacuation plans
Fire safety during coronavirus
You'll need to review your fire evacuation plan to take into consideration any changes you've made in your school buildings since the coronavirus pandemic. Things that could affect your plan include:
- One-way systems
- Escape routes: are these still clearly marked up and clear of obstructions?
- Assembly points: do these allow for social distancing?
See more about reviewing your fire evacuation plan in this guidance from the London Fire Brigade - although it's aimed at businesses, it's also applicable to schools.
Update your fire risk assessment in light of coronavirus
To do this, see templates and guidance from our fire risk assessment article.
Read more about fire drills during coronavirus and beyond here.
You must have a fire evacuation plan
Carry out a fire risk assessment