1. The responsible person is the person in control of the premises at the time, as defined by the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. This will usually be the person that has hired the Hall.
  2. Sound an alarm – this would be an audible shout from the responsible person.
  3. Leave the building as soon as possible via the nearest appropriate escape route – there are two – the front door and the rear exit.
  4. Call 999 and inform the fire brigade.
  5. Do not attempt to tackle a fire unless trained and confident to do so.
  6. Make sure that all Hall users leave the building and go to the assembly point which is at the entrance to the main village hall gate.
  7. Give assistance to Hall users with visual or hearing difficulties and wheelchair users as necessary.
  8. Secure the Hall, ensuring a key holder remains available to give the Fire Brigade access if necessary.
  9. Do not return into the building until the Fire Brigade has given instructions to do so.
  10. Advise a committee member as detailed on the notice board.