I have a new role in supporting residents in a HMO (supported accommodation). I weekly check the fire alarm, emergency lighting and the main door. The residents are aware if there is a fire they need to evacuate to the front car park and this was done in letter form to explain. I have never done a fire drill.I did fire awareness training back in June and have a few questions I need answered.
How long do I set the fire alarm off for when doing a fire drill?There are residents that will just ignore as soon as they see me arrive as the fire alarm is in direct sight of their communal area. How do I deal with those who will ignore the alarm?
Its a three story building with 10 people living in , how many staff need to be present whilst I set the alarm off?
The training I did was great for highlighting hazards and what to do but not enough for me working in an HMO supported accommodation with residents that can be disgruntled.
Any answers would be helpful.