Attempting to extinguish fires

Any attempt to fight the fire must always be secondary to life safety. Circumstances will clearly dictate whether fire-fighting should be attempted. Any attempt to fight the fire must be based upon the type and degree of training received in the use of fire fighting equipment employed in the premises.

Regular fire drills will ensure that the evacuation procedure applying to a premise fulfils its aim satisfactorily and will highlight any area of the procedure, which may need to be reviewed.

For general information on conducting fire drills contact the London Fire Brigade.

Download the Fire Safety Risk Assessment - Educational Premises booklet.