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The purpose of the GVA Facilities portal is to provide information to residents, occupiers and tenants of Office 3, on the property management services provided for the benefit of all & to ensure that the interests of all parties are met.

The Fire Strategy forms part of the original development contract and is reviewed by independent Health & Safety Consultants on a periodic basis.

Common Parts - All communal areas are covered by the common areas fire detection system with call points and smoke detectors located in communal corridors and lift lobbies.

 

The Fire Strategy was designed to meet building regulations. Tenant fit out works are to be in accordance with the fire strategy to the approval of the Landlord.

There is a single disabled refuge on every floor within the lift lobby opposite the fire fighting lift.  Each refuge is provided with a two-way emergency voice communication system (EVC) in accordance with BS 5839 Part 9: 2003.  The EVCs interface with a control panel adjacent to the main fire panel, which is located on the Ground Floor at the entrance to the firefighting stair.

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, which took effect from 1st October 2006 requires that occupants ensure that a Fire Risk Assessment is carried out by a Responsible Person and that appropriate training and instruction in what to do in the event of a fire is given to all staff.  Records must also be kept of any instruction and training given.

 

Evacuation Point - Outside Winter Gardens

Discovering a fire

In the communal areas

  • If you discover a fire within the communal areas (Not within your office) please activate the nearest fire alarm activation point (Red break glass unit)
  • Evacuate the building via the nearest emergency escape route
  • DO NOT PLACE YOURSELF AT RISK
    • If possible call;
    • The emergency Services
    • The estates management office
  • Proceed to the evacuation point

Within your area

  • If you discover a fire within your office leave and ensure the front door is closed behind you please activate the nearest fire alarm activation point (Red break glass unit)
  • Evacuate the building via the nearest emergency escape route
    • If possible call;
    • The emergency Services
    • The estates management office
  • DO NOT PLACE YOURSELF AT RISK
  • Proceed to the evacuation point
Hearing the alarm

On hearing the fire alarm signal all tenants should evacuate by the nearest fire exit and report to their allocated assembly point as quickly and safely as possible.

Tenants should have nominated fire marshalls to cover all their usual working hours to ensure their areas are clear and totally evacuated.  This should include any toilets facilities on their floors.

The evacuation coordination point is initially outside the winter garden entrance.  The senior fire marshall for each floor should evacuate via the main reception and tell the Facilities Manager and Security Officer that all persons have been evacuated.

Disabled Persons

Tenants should have a procedure for any disabled staff.  It is recommended that employees have a nominated ‘minder’.  This minder should be aware of the location of the disabled employee at all times.  In the event of an evacuation they should accompany them to the refuge area and stay with them.  There is a refuge area on each typical floor opposite the fire fighting lift, on the Ground Floor within the Fire Fighting stair and on the basement in the Escape Stair.

 

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