To establish guiding principles and requirements for fire safety at River East Transcona School Division (RETSD) that meets or exceeds all municipal, federal and provincial legislated workplace safety and health program requirements.
A fire safety program must be defined and documented for compliance as part of Element 3, identify people and resources available in an emergency situation, for the effective development and implementation of a workplace safety and health program under Manitoba legislation.
This safe operating procedure and associated documents establish a policy, procedure and program framework for a fire safety plan for all workers at RETSD. The best practices apply to all RETSD worksites.
All Workers and Other Stakeholders
All workers and stakeholders are expected to abide by fire prevention and life safety system requirements. All workers and stakeholders must abide by the laws of the municipal, provincial and federal governments. The Manitoba Fire Code is the law, and as such, is non-negotiable and must be complied with.
FIRE SAFETY PREVENTION AND CONTROL
Fire Safety Plan
The following information items are documented in each facility fire safety plan, as part of the overall emergency preparedness and response program at RETSD.
Fire prevention and control procedures, including fire and explosive hazard control, are defined and documented in Part 6 – Prevention and Control of Fire Hazards.
Part 6 - Prevention and Control of Fire Hazards
- Extinguishing a Fire
- How Fires are Classified
- How To Use a Portable Fire Extinguisher
- Confine, Control and Extinguish The Fire
- Occupant Precautionary Actions
- Occupant Instruction on Smoke Alarm
- Staff Control of Hazards
- Staff Precautionary Actions
- Building Safety Equipment and Area
A combination of hard-copy postings, distributions and electronic posting will be used to communicate safety and health program information within RETSD.
All stakeholders shall be trained to their required level of involvement in the WSHMS to become familiar with its structure, organization, and how to look up and access information both electronically and in hard copy form through:
Ultimately, the superintendent shall be responsible for the sustainability of the WSHMS, and shall enforce compliance to standards at a divisional level.
Workplace safety and health management system compliance shall be managed through the application of performance management and progressive discipline policies and procedures.
Worker failure to comply with provisions of the RETSD safety program may lead to discipline, up to and including discharge from employment and / or other remedies available at law.