YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES AS A SCHOOL HEAD

If you are a school employer, head teacher, school governor, vice-chancellor, occupier or owner of premises where the main use of the building or part of the building is used for educational purposes you are responsible for the fire safety systems. This includes: schools including Sunday schools and after school clubs, universities, academies, creches, adult education centres, outdoor education centres, music schools.

Please Remember, You could be fined or go to prison if you do not follow fire safety regulations.

 

Your Responsibilities

As the “Responsible Person” you must:

  • Follow safety regulations

  • Ensure a suitable and sufficient fire risk assessment is carried out and is reviewed regularly

  • Implement and maintain an emergency plan

  • Ensure all staff are trained appropriately

  • Carry out regular fire drills

  • Provide appropriate firefighting equipment such as fire alarms and extinguishers

  • Ensure there is access to escape routes at all times and that the escape routes are free from hazards

 

How can we help?

Here are just some of the ways Red Fire Safety Services Ltd can assist you to meet your legal responsibilities under The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005:

  • Arrange for one of our qualified engineers to carry out a fire risk assessment

  • Formulate an emergency plan

  • Supply all fire safety equipment required

  • Install all fire safety equipment required

  • Maintain your fire safety equipment and fire safety documentation

  • Provide fire safety and first aid training