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Hi,

I am currently conducting an assessment on our fire procedures and needs but have a few questions if anyone can help please?

1) Portacabins - We use a portacabin as an office. As these are not considered permanent building due i need fire extinguisher provisions for them? Also the doors are the main point of entrance/exit but doors open inwards so do I p[resume I dont need any fire exit signage?

2) Evacuation routes - Apart from the portacabins and poly tunnels our entire site is outside. Due to this do I need any emergency signage for a route to the meeting point?

Any advise appreciated

Thankyou in advance

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Your site is subject to the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, not the individual items and the guidance is https://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/l153.htm.

The requirement of fire extinguishers will be dependent on the size and layout of the site including any buildings temporary or permanent.

Inward opening door are acceptable when the occupancy is less than 60 persons.

Fire exit signs will be require if there is exits routes that are not familiar to the occupants.

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Regardless of temporary or permanent as it's not a private dwelling you must comply with the Fire Safety Order which includes appropriate General Fire Precautions - which may not need to be much in your case!

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