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Fire Safety Policy

1. Introduction

The Fire Safety Policy at DoubleTap Marketing outlines our commitment to preventing fires, protecting lives, and safeguarding our assets. Fire safety is a shared responsibility, and this policy provides guidance for all employees, contractors, and visitors. By adhering to this policy, we create a secure environment and minimise the risk of fire-related incidents.

2. Scope

This policy applies to all premises under the control of Double Tap Marketing, including permanent structures, temporary facilities (such as marquees), and activities conducted within these spaces. It encompasses fire safety measures, emergency procedures, and compliance with legal requirements.

3. Responsibilities

  1. Responsible Person:

    • The designated responsible person (usually the employer or occupier) ensures compliance with fire safety regulations.

    • Responsibilities include risk assessment, control measures, and emergency planning.

  2. Employees, Contractors, and Visitors:

    • Everyone must follow fire safety procedures.

    • Report hazards, participate in fire drills, and use fire safety equipment appropriately.

4. Principles

  1. Risk Assessment:

    • Regular risk assessments identify fire hazards.

    • Control measures are implemented to reduce risks.

  2. Fire Prevention:

    • Eliminate or minimize ignition sources (e.g., faulty electrical equipment, smoking).

    • Store flammable materials safely.

  3. Emergency Procedures:

    • Evacuation routes, assembly points, and fire alarm locations are clearly marked.

    • Employees must know evacuation procedures and muster points.

  4. Fire Wardens:

    • Trained fire wardens assist during evacuations.

    • They guide others to safety and report incidents.

  5. Fire Drills:

    • Regular fire drills prepare occupants for emergencies.

    • Evaluate evacuation efficiency and address any issues.

  6. Fire Alarms and Extinguishers:

    • Fire alarms are tested regularly.

    • Fire extinguishers are accessible and maintained.

  7. Smoking and Hot Works:

    • Designated smoking areas prevent fire risks.

    • Hot works (welding, cutting) follow safety protocols.

  8. Electrical Safety:

    • Regular inspections ensure safe electrical equipment.

    • Report faulty devices promptly.

5. Reporting and Investigation

  1. Incidents:

    • Report fires, smoke, or unusual smells immediately.

    • Follow emergency procedures.

  2. Investigation:

    • Investigate fire incidents to determine causes.

    • Learn from near misses and improve safety measures.

6. Training and Awareness

  1. Training:

    • New hires receive fire safety training during onboarding.

    • Regular refresher training keeps everyone informed.

  2. Communication:

    • We communicate this policy to all employees and provide resources for understanding and compliance.

7. Conclusion

Double Tap Marketing prioritises fire safety. By adhering to this policy, we protect lives, property, and our business continuity.

Please note that this policy serves as a foundation, and we encourage ongoing dialogue with our legal advisors and safety professionals to stay informed about any changes in regulations.

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