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fire drill record form Kay Woods

One really important area of safety that childminders can be complacent about is fire safety. There is no point fitting smoke detectors if you don’t regularly test they are working. You also need to hold regular fire drills, at different times of the day and with different children present. In the event of your smoke alarm going off, you and every child needs to know what to do every time.


Download this free fire drill record form here.

As a childminder you have two statutory responsibilities in terms of fire safety. You must:   

1.     Have appropriate fire detection and control equipment
2.     Have an emergency evacuation procedure  

Here is a simple checklist you can use to make sure you are prepared and know what to do in case of a fire.



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