Places of Assembly

There are many buildings, small and large, that can be classified as a place of assembly, such as public houses, clubs, village halls, churches, sports stadiums and shopping centres. Many of these contain a large number of people at any one time, as well as numerous potential hazards and risks.

Fire management and prevention

The key principles of effective fire safety are to identify potential hazards and risks and take steps to prevent them, as well as creating a plan for people at risk. A fire only needs three things to start and spread; ignition, fuel and oxygen.

Ignition points in a place of assembly can be incredibly varied depending on the function of the building. Commonly they could include cooking equipment in kitchens, smokers materials, electrical faults, lighting and heating sources. Each of these needs to be mapped and assessed to ensure they aren’t a risk to starting a fire.

There are also a large number of items that could be considered fuel in places of assembly, such as flammable liquids, chemicals and gases, as well as packaging, paper, textiles and furniture. The list goes on and on. If a potential fuel source is incorrectly stored too close to a potential ignition point, the result can be devastating.

Oxygen is, of course, everywhere in the air around us. However, this can be exacerbated by modern ventilation systems, as well as some oxidising chemicals and perhaps stored oxygen if any is kept on site.

Places of assembly by their very nature typically contain a large number of people, many of which could be considered “at risk”. This includes disabled people, the elderly, children and anyone else who could have trouble evacuating in the event of a fire. It’s essential that a plan is put in place to ensure these people are able to safely evacuate.

Walker Fire have a range of services and products that can help to ensure your place of assembly is as safe as possible from a potential fire breakout. We also provide comprehensive training courses to ensure staff know what steps to take to prevent a fire and what action to take in an emergency.

In summary:

The key things to know about fire safety in places of assembly are:

  • Places of assembly typically contain lots of people, many “at risk”.
  • Places of assembly often have numerous ignition and fuel risks.
  • Places of assembly are often large buildings.
  • Walker fire can help with our quality services, products and training.  

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