A fire strategy report is a document that outlines the measures that a building or facility has in place to prevent and respond to fires. It may include details on the buildings fire prevention systems, such as sprinkler systems and smoke detectors, as well as the procedures that should be followed in the event of a fire. The report may also include details on the training that has been provided to staff on the fire safety and emergency procedures.
What is the purpose of a fire strategy?
The purpose of a fire strategy report is to ensure that a building or facility is prepared for the for the possibility of a fire and that the appropriate measures are in place to protect the people and property within the building.
Is it a legal requirement?
In the UK it is a legal requirement for certain types of buildings to have a written fire risk assessment and a fire strategy in place, it is important for building owners and managers to be aware of the specific fire safety requirements that apply to their buildings and ensure that they are compliant with these requirements.
What should it include?
A Fire Strategy report should outline the measures that have been put in place to prevent fires from occurring and to protect people and property in the event of a fire. It may include the following types of information:
- A description of the building or facility. Including it’s size, layout and use.
- A description of the fire prevention systems that are in place, such as sprinkler systems, smoke detectors and fire alarms.
- A description of the procedures that should be followed in the event of a fire including, evacuation procedures and the use of firefighting equipment
- Information on the training that has been provided to staff on fire safety and emergency procedures.
- A list of people who are responsible for fire safety withing the building or facility
- A description of any special considerations or challenges related to fire safety in the building or facility.
The specific information that is included in a fire strategy report may vary depending on the location and type of building, as well as the specific fire safety requirements that apply
Fire Strategy Drawings
A fire strategy drawing is a visual representation of a building or facility’s fire prevention and response systems and procedures. It is typically used to supplement a written fire strategy report and may include the following types of information:
- A floor plan of the building or facility, showing the location of fire prevention and response systems such as sprinkler systems, smoke detectors, and fire alarms.
- The location of exit and evacuation routes.
- The location of firefighting equipment such as fire extinguishers and hose reels.
- The location of fire protection systems such as fire doors and smoke barriers.
- The location of other safety features, such as emergency lighting and first aid supplies.
Fire strategy drawings are also used in conjunction with a written report to help building occupants understand the fire safety systems and procedures in place and to know what to do in the event of a fire. They can also be useful for emergency responders, who may use the drawing to quickly location key systems and equipment when responding to fires.