Loughborough University has a campus area and on-site population which is roughly the size of a small town. There are significant stocks of combustible materials across campus in teaching, research and support departments which have innumerable sources of ignition. In addition to this there are approximately 6000 students in halls of residence both on and off campus. The University has clear control systems in place, and it is the role of the Fire Safety Officer and wider health and safety team to ensure all activities can take place without significant risk of fire or fire related injury.
Key elements of Fire Safety
Fire Safety Strategy
Formulating a university-wide fire safety strategy and developing the policies and infrastructure to ensure every member of staff understands their role in securing fire safety.
Fire Risk Assessments
These assessments identify any potential weaknesses in the fire safety structure of our buildings or possible hazards in the way we use the buildings. Providing professional advice on the fire safety provisions for new building programmes and refurbishments.
Fire Risk Assessments can be requested by contacting us.
Fire Incident Investigations
(following any unwanted fire event). These investigations are carried out by the Health and Safety Service in order to determine how the event occurred. This will help to prevent any recurrence of further incidents.
Fire Safety staff will assist in carrying out controlled evacuations to ensure all systems operate as designed and staff and students respond appropriately.
Fire Safety will develop a programme of fire training events to ensure all staff with a role to play in a fire emergency are suitably trained to carry out their required duties. This will include the roles of Fire Marshals.
Fire Equipment & Signage
Fire Safety staff are tasked in ensuring that all fire signage is of the appropriate type and in the correct location. They will ensure that all statutory tests are carried out on all fire-fighting equipment across the University.