Fire Safety

The effects of a fire can be devastating in terms of lives lost, injuries, and damage to property, the environment and business interests. Most fires are preventable, and can be avoided by implementing fire safety policies and procedures and by fostering a robust fire safety culture.

The general duties imposed upon individuals by The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HASAWA) also apply to fire safety. Fundamentally, fire safety is the responsibility of everyone and everyone has a role to play in ensuring that the risks from fire are minimised.

Basic fire awareness training is mandatory for all staff and research post-graduate students and this training must be completed within 1 month of joining the University. Refresher training is required annually thereafter.

General Fire Safety

General Fire Safety / cont.

Seasonal Fire Safety

Fire Safety at Home

The University's Fire Safety Officer can be contacted via firesafety@sheffield.ac.uk or Tel: 0114 222 7467

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