Townsend Tennis and Bowls Club

Emergency Evacuation Plan

1. The action users should take if they discover a fire

  • Immediately operate the nearest alarm call-point.
  • Attack the fire if possible, with appliances available, without taking personal risks.

2. How will people be warned in the event of a fire

  • Automatic activation of the fire alarm via the smoke detectors
  • The fire alarm system will sound on operation of the manually operated alarm call-point.
3. How the evacuation of the building will be carried out

  • Everyone in the clubhouse should leave the building by the nearest exit door and report to the assembly point at the front of the building.
4. Identification of escape routes

  • All exit doors can be used as escape routes. 
5. Fire fighting equipment provided

  • Fire extinguishers are located in circulation areas and near fire exit doors.
6. On hearing the alarm

  • All membersmust leave the building immediately via the nearest exit door and assemble at the muster point.
  • The Fire Brigade is to be called. 
7. People with disabilities

  • People located upstairs with disabilities shouldexit via the balcony doors and onto the balcony
  • From there, if necessary, they will be physically assisted/carried down the stairs and to the assembly point.
8. How will the Fire Brigade and any necessary emergency services be called and who will be responsible for doing this.

  • On hearing the alarm if bar staff are present they will Dial 999 and ask for the Fire Brigade or other emergency service as appropriate. 
  • If no bar staff are present, a member should dial 999 and ask for the Fire Brigade or other emergency service as appropriate.
9. Procedures for liaising with the Fire Brigade on arrival

  • The bar staff will act as point of contact for the fire brigade.
  • If no staff are present the most senior tennis or bowls member present will act as liaison officer with the fire brigade.
10. Training given to staff 

  • Fire Drills to take place annually
  • All staff to have a Fire Briefing as part of their induction 
  • Record of training to be kept and updated within Fire Manual/Log book
Contact Details

Townsend Bowls and Tennis Club
8 Waverley Road
St Albans

01727 846333

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