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The causes of fires are numerous and varied but there are some very simple, practical things you can do to minimise the risk of a fire breaking out in your church.
Carrying out a fire risk assessment will help to identify the unique hazards at your Methodist church. In addition, you can reduce fire risks by:
Heat detectors, smoke detectors or air sampling systems will activate in the event of a fire and alert the building occupants via local bells or preferably sirens.
Ideally the system should signal to an Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC) accredited to BS5979 Cat II or BS8591 Cat I, to generate a Fire and Rescue Service response. Buildings should be protected with a system installed to BS 5839 Part1: P1/L1 Category.
Though smoking indoors is no longer an option, smoking areas are now common and often located on site. To avoid fire risks, smoking areas should:
Knowing how to react in the event of a fire can limit the potential damage and injury. Employees and volunteers should: