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|University of Nottingham safety office||Providing guidance on fire safety and procedures across the University.|
|Safety office - fire safety||Policies and guidance - Fire safety management.|
|PEEP procedures||Emergency evacuation of people with a disability - Options matrix for developing a PEEP.|
|Nottinghamshire fire and rescue service|
A fire emergency service covering the county of Nottinghamshire.
|UK Government fire safety guidance|
UK Government website published by the home office. This collection brings together all government documents relating to fire safety guidance.
|UK Health and safety executive website|
HSE fire safety guidance.
By completing this resource you will be able to learn:
- about the causes of fire
- how to prevent fires starting & identify the biggest fire risks within the individuals own workplace
- what to do in the event of a fire
- about responsibilities for colleagues, students and visitors (including any with PEEPS).
This resource was developed by:
We would like to thank the following people who all helped in the development of this resource:
Content Authors: Kate Shepherd, Bridget Gilliatt, Kirstie Coolin, Cherry Poussa, Michael Taylor and Heather Wharrad
Project Mentors: Heather Wharrad and Cherry Poussa
Project Advisor: Bob Armstrong
Workshop participants: Bob Armstrong, Kim Armstrong, Louise Cupitt, Sarah Watson
Faculty project development team: Bob Armstrong, Debbie Bush, Kirstie Coolin, Bridget Gilliatt, Kishan Jassi, Jonathan Lamley, Cherry Poussa, Kate Shepherd, John Sutherland and Heather Wharrad
Project developer: Michael Taylor
Video production/development: George Gadd, Lydia Jones, Ayoola Makinde-Ojo, Simon Riley, Kate Shepherd and Michael Taylor
Actors: Tammy Heath, Lydia Jones and Simon Riley
Finally we would like to say a special thankyou to our Fire Safety Officer Bob Armstrong, whose knowledge, skill and expertise was essential in the development of this resource, Bob has worked tirelessly for over a decade to dramatically improve fire safety for all who study and work across the University.
A career in firefighting and fire safety
Bob started in the Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service where he served for 38 years. His roles varied within the service, including that of an operational firefighter and later a senior fire officer. He took charge of Stockhill Fire Station, the busiest in the County turning over in excess of 2,500 calls per year. This covered the large housing estates to the North of the city as well as the M1 and Nottingham city centre.
Bob then became the fire safety officer for the West of Nottingham and was based at Dunkirk Fire Station. His areas of responsibility were as senior fire safety officer at Nottingham Central Fire Station which covers the inner City and County wide Licensing department.
He became responsible for major development projects and found himself working at a wide range of locations including the Showcase Cinema, Wilkinson’s headquarters in Worksop and the National Ice Centre and Arena.
Bob was appointed to the Safety Advisory Group responsible for Safety at Sports Grounds which includes Nottingham Forest, Notts County, Mansfield Town and Trent Bridge. These are high capacity stadiums with very passionate supporters.
He was responsible for attending incidents involving chemicals (Hazmat), along with fires and road traffic collisions within the County. Bob left the Fire Service and joined The University of Nottingham in 2007. His role is to advise The University of Nottingham on all aspects of fire safety in every building. The range of buildings is vast with hotels, halls of residence, factories, sports centres, office complexes and the Medical School. Each has its unique issues from a fire safety point of view.
Bob reviews Personal Emergency Egress Plans (PEEP) for staff and students who are unable to exit a building under their own unaided efforts.
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