Fire Safety in ARK


Fire exit plan

THERE ARE TWO EMERGENCY EXITS ON EACH FLOOR, ONE ON THE WEST CORRIDOR THROUGH THE MAIN ENTRANCE TO THE BUILDING, THE OTHERON THE EAST CORRIDOR.

WEST CORRIDOR

  1. Take the main staircase through to the main entrance, 239 Pentonville Road

  2. Use the door release to your right as you exit, under the sign-in board

  3. Make your way to the assembly point outside York House, 207 Pentonville Road

EAST CORRIDOR

  1. Take the East staircase through to the exit, 233 Pentonville Road

  2. The door has 3 quick release locks which allow the door to be opened from the inside

  3. Make your way to the assembly point outside York House, 207 Pentonville Road

ASSEMBLY POINT

  1. Outside York House (see location marker below)

  2. View the fire exit on google maps here:

These details are also included in printed form in the metal box next to the alarm on the ground floor. 


Fire Risk Assessment

Every year ARK is required to performed a Fire Risk Assessment. The latest assessment with findings can be found here.

Fire Evacuation Plan

Every year the management of KX House review their fire safety plan, which is available here.

Regular inspections

Fire safety procedures are regularly performed in KX House, this includes -

  • Fire alarm call point tests - typically this is on a Monday morning

  • Fire evacuation test (performed at least annually)

  • Emergency light test testing

  • Fire alarm testing

  • Fire Extinguisher testing

Fire Doors

Fire doors are part of the protection for the means of escape or required for fire separation and should not be wedged or propped open. If the rooms are being used for fetch and carry purposes the wedge must be removed as soon as the task is over.

Fire Marshalls

The responsible individuals acting as fire marshalls for the building are:

  • Nick Johnson (ARK)

  • Gavin Turnbull (ARK)

  • Rich Spens (KXC)

In addition to these trained individuals, we induct all new joiners to the building’s fire safety procedures. Private Offices also have a nominated individual responsible for acting as a fire marshall in the event of a fire evacuation, ensuring that any visitors to the building / staff are looked after.

Fire marshall jackets are located in the middle drawer of each kitchen in the building, and should be worn by nominated individuals in the event of a fire evacuation

Visitors

Visitors to the building are either accompanied throughout their time in the building by someone trained, or, they are given a copy of the fire plan when they use a meeting room (this is made available on the table for all bookings).

Hot works

No hot works are performed in the building.

Animals

Any animals brought into the building are the responsibility of their owners - in the event of a fire evacuation animals should be kept on a lead & exit the building in a prompt manner.