Hotel Fire safety
Hotel fire safety should always be a high priority within any hotel. Hotels are a place for people to visit to stay the night and enjoy a comfortable night’s sleep. The last thing a hotel guest wants is to hear or be woken by a loud sounding fire alarm. Hearing the fire alarm can be very worrying for a guest to think about how to evacuate from an unfamiliar building. Under the Regulatory Reform (Fire safety) Order 2005 it states that it is the hotels responsibility to take every step possible to protect the people using your premises from the risk of fire. There are many steps you can take to uphold fire safety within your hotel, see our simple checklist below for our advice:
- Complete a fire risk assessment – you should have a full fire risk assessment on your property and it should be reviewed once a year. There will be points highlighted on the risk assessments that are raised as a potential hazard, it is your reasonability to act upon the risk assessor’s advice and rectify and potential hazards.
- Train staff – all staff members should receive fire training, employees must know what to do in the event of a fire, they should know what the alarm sounds like and know how to sound the alarm themselves.
- Install fire detection – adequate fire detection should be installed throughout the building and it should be serviced and maintained on a regular basis.
- Have formal fire evacuation procedure – all staff should be trained and understand its contents, copies of the procedure should be made available for all guests and escape route plans should be installed on all bedroom doors.
- Display plan drawings – plan drawings should be on display and should be at the right orientation for the person looking at them.
- Display signage throughout the building – fire exit signs should clearly be on display as well as other fire safety signage.
If you require any further information in regards to hotel fire safety or would like to arrange for a fire risk assessment to be completed on your building then contact MAGG Group and one of our advisers would be more than happy to help.