Unit 1: LO 4
4.1 Identify risk within your place of work
My workplace name is Holiday Inn. This is a four-star hotel in the UK. I have been working in this hotel is as a duty manager for the last five years. There are several risk hazards in my workplaces where fire is one of them.
Fire is a common risk for the very workplace including Holiday Inn. That is why the Holiday Inn has developed a “Fire Exit” or “Fire Emergency” plan to keep its employees and customers safe. It has developed safety policies, trained the users of fire extinguishers, included fire drills, and informed employees of its emergency escape routes.
In the case of an actual fire being discovered in a workplace, it is imperative that all personnel know their duties and responsibilities as they relate to the workplace’s Fire Emergency Plan. An integral part of each “Fire Exit” or “Fire Emergency” plan in Holiday Inn is a property map, which includes the location of Main Water Shutoff, Main Electrical Shutoff, Main Gas Shutoff, Location of Portable Fire Extinguishers, and Location of Pull Stations. Holiday Inn provides a Fire Emergency Property Map in a readily available location near the front desk (Holiday Inn, 2018).
As part of a fire emergency plan, Holiday Inn develops a fire system that includes a fire control panel, smoke detectors, duct detectors, pull stations, alarms set in different places, and other additional components. The Fir control panel is located on the back of the Front Desk. This panel is used to monitor fire alarms throughout the building and has a battery backup. The alarm is set anywhere in the building. Sounds a high-pitched whistle; the appropriate indicator lamps, alarm or trouble, and a zone illuminate. This signals the Command Post Coordinator to initiate Command Post procedures. Smoke detectors (common areas and back of the house) are sensitive to smoke, dust, and heat. Smoke detectors are located on the ceiling of all equipment rooms, some storage rooms, back of house areas, and corridors. When they are in normal mode, they blink a red light every few seconds. When in alarm, some detectors will trigger a zone indicator on the fire control panel. In alarm, the small lamp on the unit itself will glow solid red (Holiday Inn, 2018).
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Duct detectors are smoke detectors located in heating and air conditioning ducts. These detectors have remote indicators because location makes it impractical to examine the detector units. (The remote indicators are similar in appearance to your home light switches – the same size and mounted on walls, but metal). When in alarm, a duct detector will trigger a zone indicator on the fire control panel. In Alarm, the small red lamp on the remote indicator glows solid red when its duct detector is in alarm. Pull station is manual stations that are located in guest room corridors by exits, trigger a zone indicator at the fire control panel and sound an audible alarm in that zone. In alarm, the broken glass rod and the flap are hanging out. In addition, the fire runner keys and all the keys that the Fire Department may need are located, behind glass in the red Loss Prevention box by the fire control panel. Fire Assignments and the Fire Assignment Log are located by the fire control panel. A fire runner radio is located at the Front Desk (Holiday Inn, 2018)………