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Fire Safety Policy

Document category: Trust wide policy

Document date: September 1, 2009

The policies, procedures, guidelines, clinical protocols and local work procedures of South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (SWYPFT) are intended to provide a framework that ensures that the work of SWYPFT is conducted in such a manner as to enable the organisation to fulfil its statutory and contractual obligations and meet its vision, value and goals in a consistent and coherent manner.

Fire Safety is the responsibility of all staff not only in protecting an individual’s Fire Safety and well being but that of clients, visitors and colleagues.  Furthermore, it is the responsibility of all staff to safeguard where possible Our Trust’s property and assets and that of all clients, visitors and colleagues.

SWYPFT aims to balance the rights and responsibilities of people using its services with those of employees, with a clear approach to fire and safety risk management.  It also aims to support staff, by ensuring that working environments which are controlled by SWYPFT are as safe and pleasant to work in as possible.

Safe environments are essential to healthcare providers to ensure that staff, stakeholders, service users, visitors and contractors are protected from incidents, accidents, injury and disease as far as reasonably practicable and to provide a safe place in which high-quality care is delivered.

This policy outlines how fire safety management will be addressed; including how fire safety risks from working environments will be assessed.

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