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The Fire Precautions (Sub-surface Railway Stations) Regulations 1989

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Instruction and training of persons working in premises

9.—(1) Every person employed to work in station premises as a member of the staff of the station premises shall be given instruction in the fire precautions to be taken or observed there, so far as those precautions relate to his duties, including instruction as to–

(a)the means of escape from the premises in case of fire;

(b)the action to be taken by him in case of fire in the premises;

(c)the location of, and method of operating, equipment provided in the premises for fighting fire; and

(d)the location and use of the means for giving warning in case of fire in the premises,

and he shall be given such further instruction at least once in every period of seven months as is necessary to ensure that he is familiar with those matters.

(2) No person employed to work in station premises shall be employed as the station manager unless he has been given instruction in the matters specified in paragraph (1) above and, in addition, instruction–

(a)as to supervising and controlling action to be taken in case of fire in the premises by other persons employed to work there as members of the staff of the station premises;

(b)in arrangements for calling for the assistance of the fire brigade and securing that members of the fire brigade are directed to the source of any fire in the premises;

(c)as to taking action in case of fire in the premises to prevent the entry of members of the public to the premises;

(d)in the use of the means for advising members of the public in the premises on the action to be taken by them in case of fire in the premises; and

(e)in arrangements for securing that the means of escape from the premises can be immediately used in case of fire and for enabling persons to leave the premises by train in case of fire.

(3) A person who is employed to work in station premises otherwise than as a member of the staff of the station premises shall be given instruction in the fire precautions to be observed by him in the course of his work in the premises and the action to be taken by him in case of fire in the premises.

(4) A fire drill for persons employed to work in station premises as members of the staff of the station premises shall be held there not less than once in every period of six months for the purpose of providing those persons with training in the action to be taken in case of fire in the premises.

(5) The attendance at a fire drill of the persons referred to in paragraph (4) above shall be so organised as to secure that not less than one third of the number of those persons at work in the station premises at any one time have attended a fire drill in the preceding six months.

(6) Each fire drill in station premises shall be held at a time when members of the public have access to the premises.

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