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Fire Safety Responsibilities

The following points listed below broadly set out the fire safety roles and responsibilities with respect to the University and the Trust in the Clinical Sciences Building:

The Trust:

  • Inspects, tests and maintains the fire detection and alarm system;
  • Inspects, tests and maintains the passive fire protection measures (compartmentation, dampers, fire doors, etc..);
  • Inspects, tests and maintains the emergency lighting system;
  • Inspects, tests and maintains the first aid firefighting provisions;
  • Inspects and maintains the emergency exit sign and fire safety signage;
  • Oversee alterations to room layout and other works which would have an implication on fire safety;
  • Co-ordinate the short term response to fire incidents;
  • Provide information on occupancy densities which can be safely accommodated by the means of escape provision;
  • Will provide basic fire safety training specific to the Clinical Sciences Building;

The University will:

  • Facilitate the necessary access to allow the required inspection, testing and maintenance to be carried out;
  • Seek the necessary approval from the Trust with respect to amending layouts with the University’s demise;
  • Not exceed occupation limits stated by the Trust;
  • Share relevant information from the University’s fire risk assessment process;
  • The University will ensure staff based in the Clinical Sciences Building will attend the basic fire safety training provided by the Trust;
  • The University will train and maintain an adequate provision of Fire Marshalls (Evacuation Wardens elsewhere across the University’s estate) to support the Trust’s emergency response procedures for the building.