Looking after people and property for licensed premises managers
Fire protection and fire safety is paramount in facilities such as pubs, bars and clubs. Crowding and intoxication may mean that customers and staff are vulnerable in an emergency situation. This means that it is critical for good signage and staff training to help others when there is an emergency.
If you own or manage licensed premises, there are fire safety measures that you need to take into account. Here’s what you need to know.
If you’re responsible for licensed premises (pubs, clubs or bars) there are specific areas of fire safety you need to really pay attention to.
While we don’t have up to date statistics for Sydney or NSW, in London, for the three years from 2015-2017
In pubs, bars and clubs, escape planning is particularly important. Do you know how you would safely and quickly evacuate on a busy Friday night?
They also may lack awareness of their surroundings. This may be due to lack of familiarity with layout, poor illumination and the effect of alcohol. Noise from loud music may also make audible alarms and instructions difficult to hear. All these help fully able individuals to detect an emergency fire situation. Sober people may see flame or smoke, hear an alarm or smell smoke. However, when you may be under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you may struggle to see or hear, you may not even be aware of danger.
And, how would you help customers with mobility issues?
On this page, we’ll take a closer look at the risks and what you can do to reduce them. We also provide advice about creating an emergency plan that will help make sure everyone can get to safety if there is a fire.
The first step to improving your fire prevention strategy is identifying where things can go wrong. Here are some common factors in the licensed premises that experience fires.
Poor escape planning is common in licensed premises. Do you know how your customers will escape? What about other people in the building? As well as fire safety risks, there are some extra areas for concern, including
Legislation makes the following mandatory:
These must properly operate. Other safety measures include:
Restaurants, cafes and other establishments where there is food preparation are workplaces that are at a high risk from fire. This is due to the potential of combustibles in close proximity to hot surfaces and open flames. The most common fires involve unattended cooking, overheating of cooking oil or fat, and the ignition of fatty residues within range hoods and ducting. See our kitchen fire suppression page for more information.
Use this checklist, along with your Business Continuity Plan to prepare your restaurant in the event of a fire.
In an Emergency Call Triple Zero (000)
Australian Standard AS3745 requires that there be a properly written emergency response procedure manual in place at each facility. These manuals include:
for all facility areas.
These and other regulations ensure pub club and bar fire protection.
The Fire Safety Certificates and Annual Fire Safety Statements can only have sign-off by the owner or their agent and not by the Accredited Practitioner Fire Safety technician. This places an immense legal obligation on the signer.
We have insight into the expectations of pubs, clubs and bar managers. To this end, we developed and will deliver an licensed premises specific package that is more attractive than our competitors.
We have over many years specialized in the hospitality industry. Our staff speak to pubs, clubs and bars everyday. We understand the needs of of licensed premises managers, your policies and ways of doing business. By doing so, we add value to that essential fire protection.
We understand the dynamics of dealing with your patrons. Your need to grapple with the Licensing Legislation, while dealing with the wants and needs of your customers. You want to minimize risks for all, while not exceeding price expectations.
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Fire safety measures are systems, equipment and protocols that protect people and property when an uncontrolled fire occurs. Redmen supplies, installs and maintains these measures, which include:
In the initial stages of any aged care development, we also advise on passive fire construction or Passive fire protection (PFP) or fire stopping. This depends on compartmentation of fire and preventing collapse through structural fire resistance. Some include fire-resistant construction materials in this category.
Every venue requires its own unique blend of fire safety measures. We provide a customized design that fits your property’s needs.
Our low cost fire protection maintenance package will then take care of most of your fire safety needs in the future.
The best equipment is not all that a pubs, clubs and bars fire protection plan needs to provide. It must also ensure that staff get training in evacuation procedures so that panic does not happen in an emergency situation.
When a smoke alarm sounds, every staff member should know exactly what to do. The first thing to do is to call 000 if necessary to ensure that the professional fire fighters are on the way.
Staff will have to quickly decide whether to evacuate the customers. To do this they must first locate the source of the smoke. Based on the location and scale of the fire, they then decide whether to fight and try to contain the fire, or to evacuate the premises.
Staff fire safety training should happen upon hiring and then at regular intervals after that. Each staff member should have access to the facility emergency response manual. They then need to familiarize themselves with it.
Fire Safety Training should cover these points. Every staff member needs to be able to
Some staff need appointment as fire safety officers and get extra training. In addition, the fire wardens
In addition to the training and fire safety equipment, keep all patron areas safe from fire hazards such as:
Meeting all these safety standards and training requirements can ensure a safe facility. For more information on pubs, clubs and bars fire protection, contact us today