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Fire safety in Government offices (FOI)

Fire safety in Government offices (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 20 December 2019.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


Fire safety precautions in Government of Jersey offices:

In the 'One Voice' survey of government staff that took place in March 2018, what overall percentage of staff answered that their employer took their health and safety at work seriously?

For the 28 office sites occupied by Government of Jersey departments, please state:

  • the dates of the last two fire evacuation drills (surprise evacuation drills, excluding false alarms)

  • whether the departments occupying them comply (fully, partially, or not at all) with Government's own guidelines for training of staff in evacuation procedure described at the following link: 

           Organising fire drills for staff

  • whether weekly tests of alarms are carried out per the following: 

           Testing and maintaining your automatic fire alarm system

  • the number of staff who have attended fire marshall training in the last two years.

I am assuming this information will be readily available from the fire safety log books maintained by nominated 'responsible person'. If this is not the case then rather than apply an exemption that the request will take too long to answer, please respond with an answer for as many of the sites as possible.

When I mentioned ’28 office sites’ this was after reading the answer to a recent written question from Deputy Ahier (WQ.491/2019) which stated that “government departments currently occupy 28 main sites”. I presume the list of those sites is readily available, and that for each of those sites there will be one or more people responsible for practicing evacuations, testing the alarms and ensuring that there are an appropriate number of trained fire marshals.



The One Voice survey held in March 2018 did not include any questions in relation to health and safety at work.

Please see attached table of details held in respect of Government office sites.

Fire Safety table

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