What You Should Do if You Discover a Fire

  • Do not attempt to extinguish the fire yourself unless you have received portable fire extinguisher training and are a company fire warden or member of an emergency squad. Even if you are a fire warden, your main duty is to signal the existence of a fire and evacuate, so only tackle the fire if it is small.

  • Close windows, if this can be done swiftly and without jeopardising your safe evacuation.

  • Leave the area quickly, closing the door.

  • Raise the alarm at the earliest possible opportunity by triggering a manual call point.

  • You should then follow the emergency evacuation procedures for fire alarms.

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