Learning outcomes Upon successful completion of this module a student will be able to:
Fire Safety Management Plan
The object of the exercise is to test the 3rd, 4th and 5th learning outcomes listed on the module pro-forma. The University of Central Lancashire in Preston has opened a Â£13 million purpose built, state of the art indoor sports facility, the Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre (STFSC). The four floors provide outstanding facilities for a wide variety of sporting needs. Facilities within the STFSC building will include:
Demonstrate an understanding of ‘means of escape from design, legislative requirements and the implementation of fire safety management systems. [LO3]
Explain and use concepts relating to the quantitative analysis of risk assessment in application to fire situations. [LO4]
Discuss the principles of the law relating to fire safety and compliance with fire safety regulation. [LO5]
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Lower Ground Floor: 2 Sports Halls, Squash Court, Bleacher Seating for 300 Spectators.
Upper Ground Floor: Viewing Area, Changing Areas, Disabled Access
1st Floor: 2 Purpose Built Studios which house a variety of dance, martial arts and fitness classes.
2nd Floor: Air Conditioned Fitness Suite comprising: 60+CV Equipment, 25+ Resistance, Free Weights, Kinesis, Cardio Zone.
The building will be used by students, staff and members of the public. Students from other universities involved in various sports leagues and student of various ages visiting from surrounding schools will also have access including on university recruitment open days. For further details see: http://www.uclan.ac.uk/uclansport/sir_tom_finney/index.php
The University has engaged you as a consultant to advise on preparation of their fire safety management plan. The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 “ RR (FS) O came into force on 1st October 2006 and applies to all premises, is risk assessment based, it places greater emphasis on building owners, managers and occupiers to carry out fire risk assessments, to provide and maintain suitable fire precautions to protect persons resorting to the building or premises and to demonstrate the fire safety management plan employed. University of Central Lancashire has requested that you develop a Fire Safety Management Plan which will assist them to comply with the requirements of RR (FS) O 2005. Students are encouraged to use the appropriate set of guides published by Department of Communities and Local Government and other relevant sources of information.
.Example structure of fire safety management plan.
The following is an example of a typical fire safety management plan layout:
· Fire safety policy statement
· Fire safety management structure
· Evacuation strategies
· Emergency response
· Fire alarm and detection
· Sprinkler system (if any)
· Fire prevention and arson awareness
· Routine procedures for staff
· Selection and control of materials
· Maintenance and testing of fire safety systems
· Decoration, alterations and extensions
· Staff training and fire drills
· Fire risk assessments
· Record keeping
· Audit and updating of this manual
· References and bibliography
Students MUST select the following guides from http://www.communities.gov.uk/fire/firesafety/firesafetylaw/
1- Fire Safety Risk Assessment – Means of Escape for Disabled People (Supplementary Guide)
2- Fire Safety Risk Assessment – Large Places of Assembly ·
3- Fire Safety Risk Assessment – Open Air Events and Venues
4- Fire Safety Risk Assessment – Educational Premises
REPORT REQUIREMENTS: Report to be word processed and should be either bound or submitted in a suitable folder. A format should be adopted, which will include a title sheet, contents page, and references. Report not to exceed 2500 words or equivalent.